Rienzi Historic Mansion Museum
    is part of the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston system
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Daniel's Review:
   My Dad lived in an old house like this when he was little, but I don't think it was this nice! Pretty neat to see how the rich peeps lived back in the day!

   The lady's name was "Ima Hogg"... Do you think she was teased much?? lol I asked the lady who was giving us the tour of the mansion about Ima Hogg. Guess what? Ima Hogg was really rich. She gave the museum a bunch of really expensive paintings and even her house and garden!

Mom's Notes:
   The Rienzi is part of the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston system. It is located three miles from the main building in the River Oaks neighborhood. The Rienzi mansion was designed by architect, John Staub in 1952, for Carroll Sterling Masterson and Harris Masterson III. The Mastersons donated the house, garden and art collection in 1991. The Rienzi houses French, Italian and Roman furnishings with an impressive collection of Worcestor porcelain. While the museum admission price entitles you to tour the mansion, you must call ahead and reserve a time for the Rienzi.

  While the inside of Rienzi may not appeal to young children or adolescents, the museum's website has activity sheets you can print out to keep children engage. From gallery activities to family packs, there are several programs and resources created to provide unique, engaging Sunday afternoon family programs. Programs are part of the general admission fee. Consult the website for details. The grounds and garden trails at the Rienzi are a great place to explore the flora and fauna of Houston. In March, the azaleas bloom to pink perfection.

  The gardens a very cool!

1406 Kirby Drive, Houston, TX 77019

Admission (subject to change):
$6 adults, $4 seniors

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Hours(subject to change):
Wednesday - Saturday, 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM
Sunday: 1:00 PM to 5:00 PM
Closed Mondays and Tuesdays.
Closed in August.


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