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Bayou Bend Collection and Gardens

1 Westcott St, Houston, TX 77007-7009
+1 713-639-7750
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This is a hidden gem in Houston. You do not expect to find this grand mansion next to the bayou... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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The Gardens

This a beautiful property to view - it has a lot of history and the gardens are bueatiful. I have... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Houston, Texas
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Bayou Bend is the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston's house museum for American decorative arts and paintings. Displayed in the former home of Houston civic leader and philanthropist Ima Hogg (1882-1975), the collection is one of the finest showcases of American furnishings, silver, ceramics, and paintings in the world. The house is situated on 14 acres of organically maintained gardens in Houston's historic River Oaks neighborhood.
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1 Westcott St, Houston, TX 77007-7009
Afton Oaks/ River Oaks
+1 713-639-7750
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is a hidden gem in Houston. You do not expect to find this grand mansion next to the bayou. The collection is great and the people who work there are very knowledgeable.

Thank 134AlexG
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This a beautiful property to view - it has a lot of history and the gardens are bueatiful. I have only been inside the actual house once and do not think it is part of the tour.

Thank Ddabrooks
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The house belonged to Ms. Ima Hogg, an important woman of the Texas society. The house has a lot of interesting furniture from late 1800s and early 1900s. Furniture is in very good condition. Rooms show different furniture styles. The music room is in particular...More

Thank TravelerTrecker
Reviewed 27 August 2017

Ima Hogg gave her huge, fabulous mansion filled with over 2,500 rare and historic Colonial American artifacts to Texas in 1957. The mansion is surrounded by beautiful trees and southern garden plantings. All is carefully and lovingly maintained by the Museum of Fine Arts Houston....More

Thank Linda C
Reviewed 8 August 2017

The gardens are nice but really enjoyed the inside collections. Lots of stuff inside and the tour guide was very good.

Thank verdun2
Reviewed 10 July 2017

We reserved a 90 minute guided tour of the house. We were met by a lovely docent, she was very knowledgeable about the history of the house and the Hoggs family. Each room was decorated in the time period, with beautiful furniture. We were very...More

Thank Wendy S
Reviewed 5 July 2017

The house at Bayou Bend in Houston includes an unbelievably vast collection of art, furniture, china and other miscellaneous artifacts, all beautiful. The tour of the many rooms in the house is interesting, informative and was very well done. Our tour guide was knowledgeable, friendly,...More

Thank kzsull01
Reviewed 20 June 2017

We toured both the house and the gardens and both were lovely. I wish we had come in the spring because there were tons of azaleas that had already bloomed, but it was still nice, if a little hot. Inside the house we had a...More

Thank LuziAnne68
Reviewed 4 June 2017

Bayou Bend, the home and gardens of philanthropist Ima Hogg, is a lovely mini-outing in Houston. The gardens are very lush, tranquil, and walkable. The house is filled with early American antiques. The gift shop is also nicely done. It is relaxing, half-day trip and...More

1  Thank Susan M
Reviewed 27 May 2017

A nice quick guided tour is available. The house furnishings are very nice -- mostly antique American made items. The gardens were quite beautiful. This is not on the scale of the massive Guilded Age homes of e.g., Newport Beach, Rhode Island, but I enjoyed...More

Thank poirot8345
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Sarah W
22 March 2017|
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Response from Zzardvark | Reviewed this property |
Like most museums, you can use their facilities for a fee. If you go to the web site, there is contact information where you can get pricing for such photography sessions. This is not a public park where you can show up and... More
16 December 2016|
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Response from MFAH | Property representative |
Hello a_dragonfly, Most areas at Bayou Bend are accessible for wheelchairs and people with limited mobility, but we encourage calling ahead (713.639.7750) to inform the staff about any issues so arrangements can be planned... More