Brazoria County Historical Museum

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Discover where Texas began!

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The Brazoria County Historical Museum exists to discover, preserve and make known the history of Brazoria County. Located in Brazoria County's historic 1897 courthouse, the Museum collects, preserves and exhibits artifacts that relate to the history of and which reflect the County's cultural and demographic diversity.


The Museum is currently open at 25% capacity Monday - Friday from 9-5 and Saturdays by appointment.  

Please practice social distancing and safe hygiene. Masks are required in County Buildings.

Thank You


Upcoming programs:

El Camino Real de los Tejas: Thursday, Sept. 17th, 6:30pm

Executive Director, Steven Gonzales takes us on a tour of the El Camino Real de los Tejas trail while exploring it’s may layers of history; from Native American to French, Spanish, Anglo, and beyond. 

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We are currently working on publishing our displays as pdf's here. We'll upload each display as it's completed over time.

Brazoria County Railroad History

Brazoria County Ranching History

Convict Leasing