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Visiting Rienzi

Admission & Tours


$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.

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


Docent-Led Tours and Self-Guided Visits
For the safety of guests and gallery teachers during the surge of the Omicron variant, docent-led tours are temporarily suspended.

Guests are welcome at Rienzi for self-guided visits, using the audio tour and map.


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

• Guests and docents are required to wear masks during in docent-guided tours. 

• 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.

• Questions? Contact 713.639.7800 or

Group Tours for Adults
Docents give general introductory tours of the house as well as tours that focus on specific topics of interest. For information, call Rienzi’s education office during business hours at 713.353.1565.

School Tours
To inquire about custom school tours, call Rienzi’s education office during business hours at 713.353.1565.

Tips for Visiting

  • Please wait outside the entry doors. Security personnel will welcome you inside.
  • Face masks and social distancing are 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.

See the latest visitor protocols here.


The galleries at Rienzi are wheelchair accessible. Wheelchairs are available at the front entrance for visitors to check out free of charge. Motorized wheelchairs are permitted. An elevator is available for access to the lower level of the house. Upon request, chairs are provided for guests to use in the galleries. Rienzi is open for self-guided tours with a smartphone audio guide. Large printed maps are available.  

The gardens are not wheelchair accessible and feature difficult terrain and stairs.

If you have any questions about the Museum’s accessibility resources and programs, email or call 713.639.7300.


Rienzi is located in River Oaks, at 1406 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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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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