Bayou Bend Collection and Gardens
Bayou Bend is the MFAH house museum for American decorative arts and paintings. Displayed in the former home of Houston civic leader and philanthropist Ima Hogg (1882–1975), the collection is one of the finest showcases of American furnishings, silver, ceramics, and paintings in the world. The house is situated on 14 acres of organically maintained gardens in Houston's historic River Oaks neighborhood.
Open year-round, Bayou Bend welcomes thousands of visitors annually for tours and special programs. With the addition of the Lora Jean Kilroy Visitor and Education Center, which includes the Kitty King Powell Library and Study Center and The Shop at Bayou Bend, as well as state-of-the-art education and rental spaces, Bayou Bend has established its place in the continually growing cultural arts scene of Houston.
PLEASE NOTE The bridge that serves as the public entrance is temporarily closed for repairs, but Bayou Bend remains open as usual. Please do not use the Westcott Street entrance to the house. Instead, enter at Bayou Bend’s Lora Jean Kilroy Visitor and Education Center (6003 Memorial Drive) for tickets and instructions. Guests visiting via taxi, bus, bicycle, or walking should call in advance (713.639.7750, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday–Saturday; 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday) for information. Thank you!
Tuesday–Saturday, 10 a.m.–5 p.m.
Sunday, 1–5 p.m.
Closed Mondays, except Monday holidays
P.O. Box 6826
Houston, TX 77265-6826