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.

All Hallow’s Eve at the Historic Moore Mansion

All Hallows Eve at the Moore House October 30th 6-8 p.m.

Join us for an All Hallow’s Eve tour at the Historic Moore Mansion on October 30th, which we will be conducting in the spooky evening hours from 6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. This event will not be for the faint of heart as guests will learn about funeral traditions in the parlor, listen to excerpts from Gothic classics in the library, and explore Halloween traditions, superstitions and so much more! Our macabre abode may be too spooky for some of our younger guests so we ask that no children under the age of ten join us that evening.

We are also excited to announce that following our spirited mansion tour, Becky Hass of History and Haunts of Richmond Texas will be conducting a special ghost tour of Historic Richmond to begin at 8:00 p.m. Those that dare to take the tour will learn about the murderous Battle of Richmond that took place in 1889 on the courthouse square, try to catch a glimpse of the spirits in the windows of the McFarlane House and hear stories of the many ghosts that still haunt the buildings on Morton Street. Space on the ghost tour is limited so please call to make a reservation.

“We are so thrilled to continue a family tradition and celebrate Halloween at the Moore Home and work with Becky Haas of History and Haunts of Richmond Texas. It is going to be a spookily fun evening!” asserted Jessica Avery, Fort Bend County Museum Education Coordinator

Strong nerves and sturdy shoes are recommended. The price is $8 per ticket for museum members and $10 per ticket for general public. If you would like more information please contact Jessica Avery at 281-342-6478 or

Murder and Moore

Murder and Moore, an evening of mystery at the Moore Mansion

Join us for an evening of mystery and murder as we follow the clues to whodunit in the halls, rooms, and previously off-limits areas of the 1883 historic Moore Mansion!  Guests will enjoy an abundance of 20s themed gourmet appetizers and libations while costumed actors mingle with the crowd upon arrival.  A delicious assortment of desserts will follow during the reveal stage.  Come dressed in your favorite Great Gatsby or Downton Abbey garb and join the party as we unravel the Murder & Moore!!!  Tickets are $50 per person/$95 per couple for Museum Members,  $60 per person/$105 per couple for General Public.  Paid reservations are required and must be made at least one week in advance of event.  Please phone the Fort Bend County Museum to order your tickets at (281) 342-6478.  Contact Shereen Sampson at (281) 342-6478 for more details on the event, or to become a sponsor. 

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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