House Museums & Open-Air Museums of Texas Photos

House Museums are historic or architecturally important homes restored to a defined period of time and open for public tours. Open-Air Museums are collections of such houses in a village or neighborhood with the addition of farms, commercial or industrial buildings. A list of all house museums in the state follows the featured museums at the top.

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French Legation Museum, Austin, TX French Legation built by Alphonse Dubois de Saligny, representative of France to Republic of Texas, now a Museum. Austin, TX Central hall with staircase to second floor attic at French Legation Museum. Austin, TX Carved sofa at French Legation Museum. Austin, TX
Neill-Cochran Museum House, Austin, TX Portico & balustrade of Neill-Cochran House in style of noted Texas architect Abner Cook. Austin, TX Display table with cabinets in study at Neill-Cochran House Museum. Austin, TX Wicker armchair at Neill-Cochran House Museum. Austin, TX
O. Henry Museum, Austin, TX O. Henry House where the author lived. Austin, TX Writing desk at O. Henry Museum. Austin, TX William Sydney Porter's hat at O. Henry Museum. Austin, TX
Susanna Dickinson Museum, Austin, TX Susanna Dickinson a frontier woman, called Messenger of the Alamo, who survived with her infant while her husband died. Dickinson lived here with her 5th husband Joseph Hannig who ran a furniture store in Austin. Austin, TX Eight point Lone Star quilt at Susanna Dickinson Museum House. Austin, TX The Alamo Messengers painting by Bruce Marshall portrays massacre survivors at Susanna Dickinson Museum House. Austin, TX
Elisabet Ney Museum, Austin, TX Elisabet Ney Museum in house she built & worked. Austin, TX Self portrait bust by Elisabet Ney at Ney Museum. Austin, TX Stephen F. Austin plaster sculpture by Elisabet Ney at Ney Museum. Austin, TX
Pioneer Farms, Austin, TX Landscape at Pioneer Farms, an open air museum. Austin, TX Dogtrot barn at Pioneer Farms. Austin, TX Longhorn cattle raised at Pioneer Farms. Austin, TX
Spanish Governor's Palace, San Antonio, TX Spanish Governor's Palace on Military Plaza. San Antonio, TX Parlor at Spanish Governor's Palace. San Antonio, TX Kitchen at Spanish Governor's Palace. San Antonio, TX
Casa Navarro State Historic Site, San Antonio, TX Casa Navarro State Historic Site. San Antonio, TX Statue of José Antonio Navarro Mexican hero of Texas revolution at Casa Navarro State Historic Site. San Antonio, TX José Antonio Navarro & Stephen F. Austin portrait by Elizabeth Rodriquez at Casa Navarro State Historic Site. San Antonio, TX
O.Henry House Museum, San Antonio, TX O.Henry adobe house , where author William Sidney Porter published his Rolling Stone weekly humor newspaper in 1895-6. San Antonio, TX Fireplace at O.Henry House Museum. San Antonio, TX Oil lamp at O.Henry House Museum. San Antonio, TX
Edward Steves Homestead, San Antonio, TX Edward Steves Homestead museum in King William district. San Antonio, TX Family parlor with piano at Edward Steves Homestead Museum. San Antonio, TX Silver tea kettle at Edward Steves Homestead Museum. San Antonio, TX
Guenther House, San Antonio, TX Carl H. Guenther house & Pioneer Flour Mills over San Antonio River. San Antonio, TX Carved center table in parlor at Guenther House Museum. San Antonio, TX Flour sacks with images of mill founder Carl Hilmar Guenther at Guenther House Museum. San Antonio, TX
Lyndon B. Johnson NHP Texas White House, Stonewall, TX Texas White House home of President Johnson, now Lyndon B. Johnson NHP. Stonewall, TX Junction School where the future President went to school at Lyndon B. Johnson National Historical Park. Stonewall, TX Lizard at LBJ Ranch. Stonewall, TX
Lyndon B. Johnson State Park, Stonewall, TX Victorian House at Sauer-Beckmann Farmstead. Stonewall, TX Longhorn cattle at Lyndon B. Johnson State Park. Stonewall, TX Wildflowers at Lyndon B. Johnson State Park. Stonewall, TX
Lyndon B. Johnson NHP Boyhood Home, Johnson City, TX LBJ Boyhood Home. Johnson City, TX Photo of young Lyndon B. Johnson at LBJ Boyhood Home. Johnson City, TX Sam Ealy Johnson log house & farm part of Lyndon B. Johnson National Historical Park. Johnson City, TX
Pioneer Museum, Fredericksburg, TX Windmills on grounds of open-air Pioneer Museum run by Gillespie County Historical Society. Fredericksburg, TX Kammlah House operated as general store at Pioneer Museum. Fredericksburg, TX Barber shop in Arhelger Bath House at Pioneer Museum. Fredericksburg, TX
Fort Martin Scott, Fredericksburg, TX Reconstructed officers quarters at Fort Martin Scott. Fredericksburg, TX Wildflowers at Fort Martin Scott. Fredericksburg, TX Reconstructed barracks at Fort Martin Scott. Fredericksburg, TX
Capt. Charles Schreiner Mansion, Kerrville, TX Capt. Charles Schreiner Mansion. Kerrville, TX Spiral banister around newel post at Capt. Charles Schreiner Mansion. Kerrville, TX Parlor at Capt. Charles Schreiner Mansion. Kerrville, TX
Conservation Plaza, New Braunfels, TX The Morhrig-Blank Ranch House made of cut limestone blocks at Conservation Plaza. New Braunfels, TX Cobalt blue beer stein with design in relief in Baetge House at Conservation Plaza. New Braunfels, TX Portrait of Carl Friedrich Baetge in Baetge House at Conservation Plaza. New Braunfels, TX
Museum of Texas Handmade Furniture, New Braunfels, TX Museum of Texas Handmade Furniture in Breustedt-Dillen house, New Braunfels. New Braunfels, TX Walnut wardrobe made by Franz Stautzenburger in Germany at Museum of Texas Handmade Furniture. New Braunfels, TX The Reininger Log Cabin with "dog trot" style at Museum of Texas Handmade Furniture. New Braunfels, TX
Mayborn Museum, Baylor University, Waco, TX Mayborn Museum on campus of Baylor University. Waco, TX Heritage buildings moved to open-air historic village at Mayborn Museum. Waco, TX Coffee grinder by Enterprise Manuf. of Philadelphia in Commissary at historic village of Mayborn Museum. Waco, TX
Earle-Napier-Kinnard House, Waco, TX Earle-Napier-Kinnard House. Waco, TX Dining room with original wallpaper over fireplace at Earle-Napier-Kinnard House. Waco, TX Pie on silver bride's basket at Earle-Napier-Kinnard House. Waco, TX
Fort House, Waco, TX Fort House home of William A. Fort & Dionitia Wilson Fort run as house museum by Historic Waco Foundation. Waco, TX Office at Fort House. Waco, TX Flowered bowl at Fort House. Waco, TX
McCulloch House, Waco, TX C.C. McCulloch House run as museum house by Historic Waco Foundation. Waco, TX Entry hall with tall clock, settee & historic painting at McCulloch House. Waco, TX Quilt made by Mrs. Ann Rawes at McCulloch House. Waco, TX
East Terrace House, Waco, TX East Terrace House museum run by Historic Waco Foundation. Waco, TX Curved staircase in hall at East Terrace House. Waco, TX Parlor music room with table, piano & harp at East Terrace House. Waco, TX
Sam Houston Park, Houston, TX St. John Church at Sam Houston Park against highrises of Houston. Houston, TX Sam Houston Park Old Place Wood frame mud chimney on Old Place at Sam Houston Park. Houston, TX
Sam Houston Park Kellum Noble House Kellum-Noble House at Sam Houston Park. Houston, TX Sam Houston Park Nichols-Rice-Cherry House Nichols-Rice-Cherry House at Sam Houston Park. Houston, TX
Sam Houston Park Yates House Victorian art under glass on marble-topped carved center table in Yates House at Sam Houston Park. Houston, TX Sam Houston Park San Felipe Cottage Cast iron stove with pots in San Felipe Cottage at Sam Houston Park. Houston, TX
Sam Houston Park Staiti House Staiti House at Sam Houston Park. Houston, TX Sam Houston Park General Store Longhorn head on wall over coffee grinder of General Store at Sam Houston Park. Houston, TX
Bayou Bend Collection House Interior, Houston, TX Pine room with American objects of Early Baroque style at Bayou Bend. Houston, TX Dining room in New York Neoclassical style at Bayou Bend. Houston, TX Gibson & Davis square grand piano from New York City under mural wallpaper with Indian scene in Music Room at Bayou Bend. Houston, TX
Rienzi House Museum, Houston, TX Rienzi house. Houston, TX Ballroom with porcelain & painting collections at Rienzi house museum. Houston, TX Sitting room at Rienzi house museum. Houston, TX
McFaddin-Ward House, Beaumont, TX Roof line & dormers at McFaddin-Ward House. Beaumont, TX Staircase in central hall at McFaddin-Ward House. Beaumont, TX Painting of Lucas Gusher on Spindletop Hill after photo by Frank Trost at McFaddin-Ward House. Beaumont, TX
Chambers House Museum, Beaumont, TX Front of Chambers House Museum. Beaumont, TX Living room at Chambers House Museum. Beaumont, TX Painting of Ruth & Florence Chambers at Chambers House Museum. Beaumont, TX
John Jay French Museum, Beaumont, TX John Jay French Museum one of the first two-story painted houses on the Texas Gulf. Beaumont, TX Fireplace with mantle clock in Mr. & Mrs. French's bedroom at John Jay French Museum. Beaumont, TX Place setting & serving dishes at John Jay French Museum. Beaumont, TX
Pioneer Village Living History Center, Gonzales, TX Muenzler House museum moved from Cost, TX at Pioneer Village. Gonzales, TX Rear of Gates log cabin ranch house at Pioneer Village. Gonzales, TX Bedroom in Knowles Townsend house at Pioneer Village. Gonzales, TX
Eggleston House, Gonzales, TX Horace & Sarah Ponton Eggleston House in dog-trot style. Gonzales, TX Bedroom with trundle bed in Eggleston House. Gonzales, TX
Magnolia Homes Tour, Columbus, TX Abram Alley Log Cabin built by Alley after return from Runaway Scrape in the Texas Revolution, now on Magnolia Homes Tour. Columbus, TX Dilue Rose & Ira Albert Harris House. Dilue Harris is known for her journal of the Runaway Scrape in the Texas Revolution, on Magnolia Homes Tour. Columbus, TX Tate-Senftenberg-Brandon museum house on Magnolia Homes Tour. Columbus, TX

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