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Adult Tours at The Bryan Museum

Museum Tours (1.5-2 hours)

Highlights of History: Enjoy a private tour through four extensive galleries filled with one of the world’s largest collections of artifacts, documents, and artwork relating to Texas and the American West.


Deep in the Art of Texas: Enjoy a comprehensive tour of two galleries displaying stunning artwork of Texas and the West including marble and clay sculptures, oil paintings, pastels, watercolors, and pen-and-ink illustrations.

Garden Stroll: Enjoy the peace of the beautifully landscaped grounds with a personal greeting from the Museum’s Horticulturist.

On the Trail: Delve deep into the lifestyle of the cowboy by examining the Museum’s extensive collection of saddles, spurs, chaps, firearms, lassos, and other everyday items that were integral in life on the open range.

Echoes of the Past: Explore the nooks and crannies of the Museum’s historic building, which was founded in 1878.

Special Tour (1.5 hours)

Explore The Bryan Museum like never before! This special guided tour takes you on a journey through time to show you the building as it once was, when it served as the Galveston Orphan’s Home. Learn about architectural features, uncover the history of the building, and hear stories from orphans who lived here, plus so much more.

How to Plan Your Tour

Private tours for adult groups of 10-50 may be scheduled Wednesday through Sunday between 10:00 A.M. and 4:00 P.M. Special arrangements can be made for Tuesday, if other dates are filled.

Only scheduled groups will receive special tour pricing. Drop-ins will be charged full admission.


  • Tours are FREE with admission and must be scheduled in advance (excludes Special Tours)
  • Two tours can be booked jointly for $22 per person.
  • Admission waived for the coordinator and bus driver.
  • ADA accessible.

Coordinator Visits: If you are a tour coordinator interested in the Museum as a potential group excursion and you provide us with advance notice, you may visit with complimentary admission and meet with a staff member.

For more information and/or to schedule your tour:
Call 409-632-7688
E-mail amelia@thebryanmuseum.org