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Black History Historic House Tour

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Heritage Society Museum
1100 Bagby Street
Houston, TX 77002

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The tour consists of three (3) historic structures including the 1847 Kellum-Noble House, 1870 Jack Yates House, and the 1866 Fourth Ward Cottage.  The United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) designated these three historic house sites located in Sam Houston Park as part of its “Slave Route Project”.

Our tour guides will demonstrate the contrast of the lives of African-Americans living in Houston before and after the Civil War. New research conducted on the 1847 Kellum-Noble House has revealed the names of several enslaved men, women, and children who lived and worked on the property. A history of this home discusses urban slavery in Houston, whereas the Yates House and Fourth Ward Cottage tell about life after Emancipation in the community known as Freedmen’s Town established by African-Americans.

$15 | Purchase tickets


Wednesday–Saturday, 10:00 am, 11:30 am, 1:00 pm, and 2:30 pm
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