Museums

Sam Houston Memorial Museum and Park – The Sam Houston Memorial Museum is dedicated to the life and times of General Sam Houston, former Governor of Tennessee, victor over Santa Anna in the Texas War of Independence, first President of the Republic of Texas, Senator from the State of Texas and Governor of the State of Texas. Located inside Sam Houston Memorial Park, the Woodland Home was the residence of Sam Houston and his family from 1847 to 1859 while Houston served as one of Texas’ first senators.

Walker County Historical Museum –­ Built in 1862 in the Greek Revival style popular in Huntsville and in the south at that time, the Walker County Historical Museum ( The Gibbs-Powell Home) has been the home to several generations of Gibbs and Powell families. The house is both a Texas Archaeological Landmark and a recorded Texas Historical Landmark and is operated by the Walker County Historical Commission as a county museum.

Samuel Walker Houston Museum and Cultural Center – Dedicated to the life and educational legacy of Samuel Walker Houston, a prominent black Walker County educator, the center features a variety of exhibits and artifacts that depict contemporary African American life in Huntsville after the Civil War.