Steamboat House

Steamboat House: Image courtesy of Sam Houston Memorial Museum

What are you up to on Monday, the 26th of July? You have an opportunity to commemorate the 158th anniversary of Sam Houston’s death on 26th July 1863. 

Steamboat House is the house where Sam Houston died July 26, 1863. Houston’s funeral was held in the upstairs parlor. The house is part of the Sam Houston Memorial Museum complex. Dr. Rufus W. Bailey built the house in 1858 as a wedding gift for his son, but the couple refused to live in it because of its unusual architecture, which caused the locals to give it the nickname “steamboat”.

This is a special event, and the public will be allowed in the home from 10AM to 2PM.  There is no charge.  The Wigwam Neosho Museum Store will also be open during this time. (The Memorial Museum will not be open for this event.)

Where: Sam Houston Memorial Museum, Steamboat House 1836 Sam Houston Avenue, Huntsville, Texas 77340

Parking: Limited parking is available on the museum grounds while additional parking is available at our Katy & E. Don Walker, Sr. Education Center located at 1402 19th Street.

When: Monday, 26th July, 2021. 10 am to 2 pm.

How much: Free


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