The Heritage Society

The Heritage Society, founded in 1954 in Houston’s historic Sam Houston Park, stands as a testament to the city’s vibrant history, encompassing a collection of ten historic buildings from the 1820s to the early 20th century. This living museum, set in Houston’s oldest park, provides a tangible connection to the past, showcasing the evolution of the city’s architectural and cultural landscape through carefully preserved structures and artifacts.

Visitors can explore the Kellum-Noble House, Houston’s oldest brick residence, wander through the 1891 St. John Church, and delve into other preserved buildings that echo the lives of past residents. The Heritage Society enhances these experiences with guided tours, engaging exhibits, and educational programs. A distinctive highlight is the society’s collection of antique carriages, offering a rare glimpse into 19th-century transportation and daily life in Houston.

Did you know this collection includes carriages that have traversed Houston’s streets over a century ago? Stepping into these historic buildings and standing beside the vintage carriages will give you a different perspective into the Houston of today.