AAA/Laurie Sterbens
AAA/Laurie Sterbens
AAA/Laurie Sterbens
AAA/Laurie Sterbens
Bayou Bend Collection and Gardens/Rick Gardner
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Bayou Bend Collection and Gardens is 4.5 mi. w. via Memorial Dr., then .5 mi. s. to 6003 Memorial Dr. The American decorative arts collection of The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston is housed in the former home of philanthropist and collector Miss Ima Hogg. Displayed in more than 28 period room settings, the collection traces the evolution in American style from the Colonial period to the mid-19th century. More than 2,600 works include ceramics, furniture, glass, paintings, paper, silver and textiles.

The house is surrounded by 14 acres of woodlands and formal gardens with imported and native plants. Self-guiding tours of the garden are available with a cell phone audio option. The Lora Jean Kilroy Visitor and Education Center features exhibits, videos and a library.

Closed on Mon. No reservations are required for guided tours. Visitors can use a cell phone audio option or a tour handout for self-guiding tours.

Guided tours are available.

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