German American Heritage & History Tour

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The Heritage Society

Learn about Texas' biggest European immigrant group through architecture, furniture, and trades.

Between 1865 and 1900, about 40,000 Germans arrived in the Lone Star State; the single largest European immigrant group at the time. Within a generation, a wide swath of the state from the coastal plain to the Hill Country included dozens of German-settled towns.

There are many examples of German heritage still visible on the Texas landscape, from dance halls and shooting clubs to churches and schools, and this legacy continues to exert a strong influence on modern-day Texas. Enjoy the stories behind the artifacts, furniture collections, and structures of 1847 Kellum-Noble House, 1868 San Felipe Cottage, and 1891 St. John Church that are all preserved in Sam Houston Park.

Group rates are available. Groups of ten (10) or more are encouraged to make a reservation at least two (2) weeks in advance. To make a reservation or to request more information, call 713-655-1912 or email

Docent-Guided tours are offered Tuesday–Saturday, 10 a.m., 11:30 a.m., 1:00 p.m., and 2:30 p.m.

Refund Policy: No refunds.

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German American Heritage & History Tour

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$7.00 - $17.00

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The Heritage Society
The Heritage Society Museum is located at 1100 Bagby Street in Sam Houston Park. Founded in 1954, The Heritage Society is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization whose mission is to tell the stories of the diverse history of Houston and Texas through collections, exhibits, educational programs, film, video, and other content. The museum is open Tuesday through Saturday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. and the historic structures are open for tours Thursday through Saturday. There is an admission charge for the Museum Gallery and the historic structure tours with special rates for seniors, students and children.
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