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.

A SCENE OF STRIFE: The Jaybird Woodpecker Battle

The Jaybird Woodpecker Battle Reenactment, Lecture Series, Walking Tour

2014 Summer History Weeks: July 15-18 and August 12-15

Girls on old stilts having fun at Summer History Week at the Fort Museum in Richmond Texas

Each day will consist of a morning activity (9 a.m. - noon) and an afternoon activity (1 p.m. - 4 p.m.) This program fills up quick, so be sure to sign up early!

Children ages 8-12 years old are invited to time travel with us in Summer History Programs including Frontier Survival, The Runaway Scrape, Life in the 1860s, 1890s and 1940s, Hometown History walking tour and more! Parent attendance is required for children under 8 years old. Please pack a lunch for all-day attendees!

For more information, contact Jessica Avery, Educational Coordinator at (281) 342-6478 or email

Find out more about Summer History Week.

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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