Bayou Bend Collection and Gardens

Special hours of operation for Bayou Bend on Friday & Saturday, April 12 & 13.
  • Friday, April 12 Open from 2:30 p.m. to 5 p.m.
    (last admission 4 p.m. for the house* and 4:30 p.m. for the gardens)
  • Saturday, April 13 Open 2 p.m. to 5 p.m.
    (last admission 4 p.m. for the house* and 4:30 p.m. for the gardens)

*Please note that the house is open only for self-guided tours on these two days.

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. Featuring the Lora Jean Kilroy Visitor and Education Center, which includes the Kitty King Powell Library and Study Center, 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.


Happening Here


1 p.m.–5 p.m.
10 a.m.–5 p.m.
10 a.m.–5 p.m.
10 a.m.–5 p.m.
10 a.m.–5 p.m.
2 p.m.–5 p.m.
Special hours of operation due to event

More Information

Street Address
6003 Memorial Drive Houston, TX 77007
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Mailing Address
Bayou Bend Collection and Gardens P.O. Box 6826 Houston, TX 77265-6826
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