The Bayou Bend Collection is one of the nation's foremost holdings of American decorative arts dating from 1620 through 1870. Not only are the objects in the collection among the finest examples anywhere of American design and craftsmanship, they also reflect the tastes, values, and aspirations of ordinary Americans.

Preview a few of the period rooms at Bayou Bend here, before you visit. Miss Hogg created rooms throughout the house to reflect specific eras in American history. The rooms are located on both floors of the house; many of the second-floor rooms were fully restored in 2010, and several exhibition spaces were added, including for glass, silver, ceramics, and folk art.