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A woman looking at an exhibit of old documents in the Fort Bend Museum.

Discover Local History at the Fort Bend Museum

Go Back in Time at the Fort Bend Museum

You don't have to be a serious history buff to appreciate the past and its wonders. Whatever your level of interest, you'll find something great at museums near our Richmond apartments. Check out this exciting attraction to learn more about the neighborhood.

Building Exhibits

Heading to the museum's grounds, visitors can check out its 19th-century historical buildings. You’ll spot the Moor Mansion from 1883, which was home to local congressperson John M. Moor and four generations of his family. You’ll also spot the Long-Smith Cottage from 1855, which is known as one of the oldest local structures in Richmond. 

Walking Tours

If being active and seeing local history spots is more your speed, try one of the fascinating walking tours. The museum’s website lists a schedule of events. Upcoming tours include the Historic Morton Cemetery Tour, which focuses on the graveyard symbolism of its monuments and sculptures. You can also enjoy learning about several spots around the area with the Historic Richmond Tour. It begins at the museum and takes you to different exciting sites. 

Enriching Lectures

Another way to take in the area's history is through the museum's lecture series. Local professionals, educators, and experts present a range of topics centered around Fort Bend County's and Texas's rich past. Best of all, the museum also offers groups or organization-specific lectures upon request. The courses are free of charge but require planning with the museum. Topics include taboos, omens and superstitions, science, women's suffrage, and more.

When you've had a full day of touring the Fort Bend Museum, enjoy a bite to eat at local sports bars. When you're searching for your next Richmond apartment, contact us. We will give you a tour of the Olympus at Waterside Estates.

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