Tips for Visiting

  • Please wait outside the entry doors. Security personnel will welcome you inside.
  • Temperature checks will be done upon entry.
  • Face masks are required and must be worn at all times. Masks will be provided if needed.
  • Social distancing is required.
  • Capacity is limited for each time slot, and late arrivals will result in forfeiture of an entry time.
  • All bags are to be left inside of vehicles, unless medically required equipment is needed.
  • Food and drink are not allowed in the galleries.
  • Non-flash photography is allowed.
  • Audio guides for the house and garden are available at 281.968.4377.

Learn more about new MFAH visiting protocols

Tours & Admissions


Because of the unique and intimate nature of Rienzi, visits to the house and art collection are by advance ticket purchase only. Explore Rienzi with cell-phone audio tours of the house and gardens. Maps are available upon arrival. Visits to Rienzi are currently self-guided only. 

10 a.m. | 11 a.m. | 12 noon | 1 p.m. | 2 p.m. | 3 p.m. | 4 p.m.

1 p.m. | 2 p.m. | 3 p.m. | 4 p.m.

• Time slots fill up quickly, so go to to purchase tickets in advance.

• Rienzi’s gardens are open for self-guided visits every day of the week: Monday–Saturday from 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. and Sunday from 1 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. Admission to the gardens is free.

• Group tours are currently suspended.

• Questions? Contact 713.639.7800 or



$10 for adults; $8 for seniors (65+); $5 for college students and youth (13–18); $5 for MFAH members; free for children 12 and younger.

Free for active members of the U.S. military & reserves with valid ID and for military families with dependent cards.

Lone Star Card Participants
Receive free admission for up to 6 people when you present your Lone Star Card and photo ID. Please call in advance to reserve your spot in a tour: 713.639.7800.


Rienzi is located in River Oaks, on Kirby Drive between Lazy Lane and Shadder Way. There is a small sign on the lawn in front of the gates. Limited free parking is available.

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European Decorative Arts and Paintings
Katherine S. Howe, Edgar Peters Bowron,
Christine Gervais, Cindi Strauss, Stephen Fox,
Suzanne Turner, Marjorie E. Wieseman

This beautiful publication is the first to document Rienzi, its collection, and the collectors. Featuring contributions from seven experts in their fields, the book presents an illustrated biography of the Mastersons and their roles in Houston and as collectors, followed by essays on Rienzi's architectural history and gardens. Entries about collection highlights will interest general readers, as well as scholars and collectors. Order Online

Antiquity Revived: Neoclassical Art in the Eighteenth Century
Guillaume Faroult, Christophe Leribault, Guilhem Scherf, et al.

Learn more about the exhibition Antiquity Revived: Neoclassical Art in the Eighteenth Century, organized by the MFAH in association with the Musée du Louvre, Paris. Featuring 150 paintings, sculptures, drawings, and works of decorative art—including objects from Rienzi's collection—Antiquity Revived explores, from various points of view, how the renewal of classical taste found its roots in ancient sources. This exhibition catalogue is available through the MFA Shop.

Entertaining at Rienzi

Are you interested in hosting an event at Rienzi? Please contact 713.639.7754 or with any questions.

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