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This section includes local history museums, historic houses and other sites of historical significance. Museums focusing on the history of science, technology or industry are listed in the "Science & Technology" section. Museums focusing on natural history are listed in the "Creatures" and/or "Science & Technology" section. The gear icon indicates locations likely to be of greatest interest to steampunks.

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Galveston, TX, USA

The Bishop's Palace is an ornate Victorian-style house in the East End Historic District of Galveston. . .

Angleton, TX, USA

This regional history museum occupies an 1897 courthouse. . .

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Galveston, TX, USA

The Bryan Museum houses one of the world's largest collections of historical artifacts, documents, and artwork relating to Texas and the American West. . .

Houston, TX, USA

This museum has exhibits related to the history of the Buffalo Soldiers, African-American US Army regiments that fought in wars from the 19th century through World War II. . .

Richmond, TX, USA

The Fort Bend County Museum includes an exhibit gallery and two historic houses. . .

Richmond, TX, USA

George Ranch Historical Park describes itself as "a 20,000-acre working ranch featuring historic homes, costumed interpreters and livestock. . ."

Houston, TX, USA

This maritime history museum focuses on Houston and other parts of Texas. . .

Lake Jackson, TX, USA

This museum has exhibits related to the history of Lake Jackson, including the plantation era and the region's petrochemical industry. . .

Brazoria, TX, USA

The Levi Jordan Plantation was one of the largest sugar and cotton producing plantations in Texas during the mid-19th century. . .

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Galveston, TX, USA

The Moody Mansion, also known as the Willis-Moody Mansion, is a historic residential building in Galveston. . .

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Houston, TX, USA

The National Museum of Funeral History in Houston contains artifacts and relics that aim to "educate the public and preserve the heritage of death care. . ."

Galveston, TX, USA

Rosenberg Library is the oldest continuously operating library in Texas. . .

Huntsville, TX, USA

This museum occupies the former homestead of Sam Houston , the seventh governor of Texas and the namesake of the city of Houston. . .

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La Porte, TX, USA

The San Jacinto Battleground State Historic Site includes the location of the Battle of San Jacinto, as well as the USS Texas, the only remaining World War I-era dreadnought battleship. . .

Washington, TX, USA

The Star of the Republic Museum collects and interprets the culture and history of the Republic of Texas from 1836-1846. . .

Texas City, TX, USA

This local history museum occupies a former J. . .

Galveston, TX, USA

This museum is home to the Elissa, a tall iron-hulled sailing ship originally launched in 1877. . .

West Columbia, TX, USA

The Varner–Hogg Plantation State Historic Site was the home of former Texas Governor James S. . .

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