Docent-Guided Historic Buildings Tours
Tuesday–Saturday: 10:00 am, 11:30 am, 1:00 pm,  & 2:30 pm
Cost:  (includes three buildings):

  • $15 for adults

  • $12 for seniors (65+)

  • $6 student (6−18 yrs.)

  • Free for members and children 5 yrs. and younger


Specialty Tour of Old Place
Friday: 11:00 am, 1:00 pm, 2:30 pm.
Cost: $10
Every Friday a costumed docent will give you a tour about life in Austin's Colony.. The tour focuses on the hardships of daily life in the early 1820s. A costumed interpreter explains and demonstrates important facets of textile production on the frontier - spinning, dyeing, and weaving in addition to the regular domestic activities of that era.  Other areas being addressed include building construction methods and tools, the empressario system of colonization in Texas, and land grants. 

Holiday Hours
The Heritage Society is closed on Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, New Year's Day, Easter, Memorial Day, Independence Day, Labor Day, and Thanksgiving.

Sam Houston Park Hours
Sam Houston Park is open daily from dawn to dusk.

Earthman Garden

Earthman Garden

Cell Phone Tours
If you don't have time for a docent-guided tour, you can learn about the buildings by using your cell phone. The phone number and instructions for taking a free cell phone tour are posted on signs in front of each historic building.

Museum Hours
Tuesday–Saturday: 10:00 am–4:00 pm

Museum Gallery admission is free. 

Group Rates
Group rates are available. Groups of six or more are encouraged to make a reservation at least two weeks in advance. To make a reservation or to request more information, call or email 713-655-1912, ext. 101 or