The Fort Bend County Museum

More than 100 years of Texas History



Experience the presence of Texas past

At the Fort Bend Museum, journey through time and experience life on the Brazos River and the Fort Bend story through exhibit galleries, historic home museums and walking tours of historic Richmond. The Texas Historical Commission has proclaimed the Fort Bend Museum "one of Texas' best local history showcases." We are located at 500 Houston Street in downtown Richmond Texas. For more information about hours and admission click here.

Sunday Brunch in the courtyard of the John and Lottie Moore Home

Sunday Brunch in the courtyard of the John and Lottie Moore Home

Have you ever wondered what it would be like to spend a lazy Sunday afternoon dining al fresco on the grounds of a mansion, just like they do in Downton Abbey? Though not quite the proportions of the Abbey, the John and Lottie Moore home, a majestic Classical Revival building built over a century ago, stands as a testament to a more elegant age when grand mansions lined the streets of Richmond.

Now, for the first time, the Fort Bend County Museum is offering a Sunday Brunch buffet at the Moore Home, on September 21 from 12:30 – 2:30 pm. Enjoy Smoked Ham and Roast Chicken, along with a wonderful selection of delicious sides, prepared by Chef Nick Castelberg. Start your meal with shrimp bisque or butternut squash soup while relaxing on the quaint, brick-lined courtyard. An assortment of gourmet cheeses, mini quiches and meat pies, as well as a choice of delectable salads, is sure to please every palate. If there is still room for dessert, Chef Castelberg’s mouth-watering selections, from delectable cobblers to berries with Chantilly cream, will end your unforgettable meal on a very sweet note!

The cost for the buffet is $25 per person. Seating is limited, and paid reservations are required to reserve your spot.

Contact Shereen Sampson at (281) 342-6478 for more information or reservations.

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Victorian Tea Party

A classic Victorian Tea Party was held at the historic home of Congressman John M. and Lottie Dyer Moore on Friday, June 6th and Saturday, June 7th, 2014.

This elegant affair was held inside the beautiful glassed-in veranda of the Moore Home. Proper Victorian tea etiquette was taught to the younger guests, while all guests sampled a variety of tea sandwiches, scones and scrumptious desserts. Visitors learned about Victorian fashion and parlor games that were enjoyed during the 1880s.

"This is a great opportunity for mothers and daughters, or a gathering of girlfriends, to spend some quality time together while they're immersed in Victorian splendor of the late 1800s," affirms Jessica Avery, Educational Coordinator for the Fort Bend County Museum.


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