Heritage Park & Museum
Visit Pasadena Heritage Park and Museum
Discover the Birth Place of Free Texas.
The Birth Place of Free Texas
With a population of more than 141,000, Pasadena is Texas 15th largest city. We’ve come a long way from our roots as a small agricultural outpost just over a century ago. Today our city’s attractions include Galveston Bay, NASA’s Johnson Space Center, the Port of Houston and one of the worlds largest refining and chemical manufacturing complexes. However, many people overlook one of the important elements of Pasadena’s rich heritage. Pasadena is the actual birthplace of Free Texas.
The Area earned that distinction in 1836 when Deaf Smith and his company of six men destroyed the only bridge crossing Vince Bayou, preventing Mexican soldiers at San Jacinto Battlefield form receiving reinforcements or escaping. Their heroic actions led to the capture of Santa Anna and helped to secure the Independence of Texas.
It is the same courageous spirit that has made Pasadena what is is today – a city that cherishes its past and boldly embraces the future.
Pasadena Heritage Park
Today visitors and Pasadenans can get a glimpse of the city’s rich history by visiting Heritage Park and Museum. Guest can tour the historic Pomeroy House and Strawberry House, view distinctive antiques and memorabilia from the area’s first settlers, and hear the amazing stories of perseverance and commitment that helped build Pasadena into the strong, thriving city that is is today.
Heritage Park and Museum is open for tours Tuesday – Friday, 9:30 am to 2:30 pm and Saturday, available by appointment. Private tour times may be available for groups. Admission to Heritage Park is free. Please cal 713-472-0565 for more information or to schedule your tour.