Bay Area museum guide

The Butler Longhorn Museum documents the longhorn bloodline and League City history.

The Butler Longhorn Museum documents the longhorn bloodline and League City history.

Here are several museums where visitors can learn about the history of the Bay Area.


Butler Longhorn Museum
1220 Coryell St., League City
281-332-1393
www.butlerlonghornmuseum.com

This museum is dedicated to sharing the story of Milby Butler, a man who played a role in saving the Texas longhorn from extinction. The museum documents the longhorn bloodline and League City history through history and science exhibits, local art and artifacts. There are also multiple rentable spaces, a theater and a gift shop.





West Bay Common School Children’s Museum
210 N. Kansas Ave., League City
281-554-2994
www.oneroomschoolhouse.org

This is a one-room schoolhouse turned history museum that features a collection of League City artifacts and education memorabilia. The museum is available for rentals for groups who wish to experience a day at school in the 1890s, including a pen and ink lesson; math, spelling and history lessons; and a spelling bee.





Bay Area Museum
5000 NASA Parkway, Seabrook
281-326-5950
www.museumbayarea.org

This museum, which was originally a Presbyterian church, features a collection of Native American relics, NASA memorabilia, Lunar Rendezvous Festival paraphernalia and changing exhibits that depict the history of the Bay Area, including Clear Lake and Seabrook. The museum also hosts community events and is available for hosting small weddings and receptions.





Kemah School House Museum
604 Bradford Ave., Kemah
281-334-3181
www.kemah.net

This museum, originally a schoolhouse opened in 1912, serves as the visitor’s center for Kemah. The museum features historical photos and information about the history of Kemah and the surrounding area.





Sylvan Beach Depot Museum and Library
604 Park Drive, La Porte
281-471-5020
www.ci.la-porte.tx.us/874/depot-museum
This museum, which was originally a 20th-century train depot that was a regular stop for the Moonlight Express train that ran from Houston out to the seaside communities, features pictures and information about the history of La Porte.


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