We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Matagorda County Museum

2100 Avenue F, Bay City, TX 77414-5015
+1 979-245-7502
Website
Save
Review Highlights
Great place for the whole family

Our family of four adults and five children had a great two hours at this museum. The first floor... read more

Reviewed 4 February 2018
donnacY8867MR
,
Texas, United States
Kids museum is a hidden gem

The kids museum is always full of locals and our kids ask to go every couple of months. I love... read more

Reviewed 7 July 2017
Michael B
,
Bay Ciy, TX, United States
via mobile
Read all 20 reviews
Get 10% off your next tour or activity booking.Valid for new TripAdvisor sign-ups only.
Join TripAdvisor
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Overview
  • Excellent80%
  • Very good20%
  • Average0%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible0%
Travellers talk about
“post office” (5 reviews)
“general store” (3 reviews)
“on display” (2 reviews)
LOCATION
2100 Avenue F, Bay City, TX 77414-5015
CONTACT
Website
+1 979-245-7502
Write a ReviewReviews (20)
Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
Language
All reviews
"post office"
in 5 reviews
"general store"
in 3 reviews
"on display"
in 2 reviews
"local history"
in 2 reviews
"gift shop"
in 2 reviews
"basement"
in 6 reviews
"artifacts"
in 3 reviews
"town"
in 3 reviews
"children"
in 5 reviews
"ship"
in 3 reviews
"past"
in 2 reviews
"kid"
in 2 reviews
"gem"
in 2 reviews
"downstairs"
in 2 reviews
"bay"
in 3 reviews
"area"
in 6 reviews
"theatre"
in 2 reviews
Filter

1 - 10 of 20 reviews

Reviewed 4 February 2018

Our family of four adults and five children had a great two hours at this museum. The first floor of the museum is a great historical display of the Texas coastal history. The basement is outfitted like a old western town. The children can freely...More

Thank donnacY8867MR
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 7 July 2017 via mobile

The kids museum is always full of locals and our kids ask to go every couple of months. I love learning about the local history as a recent arrival.

Thank Michael B
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 12 May 2017 via mobile

We visit at least 2 times a year, or when kiddos visit..no food or drink allowed except in entry area for a small gathering, or party. Open to the Public. MUSEUM, UPSTAIRS, Specials during the Year also Displayed upstairs, Quilt Show. ARTIST displayed. The LaBelle...More

Thank Betty W
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
See more reviews
Reviewed 8 March 2017

The main floor has great history from Matagorda County throughout while the basement level is hours of fun for the little ones!

Thank Brittany V
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 15 February 2017

The Children's museum is AMAZING! The "big kid" museum is filled with such wonderful treasures from Matagorda County's past. We LOVE this place!

Thank atexasbeachbabe
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 18 January 2017 via mobile

Proud of our little museum and the history here! Unique artifacts to view that have been donated by local families! But the gem is in the basement. Walk down the steps of the what used to be the town Post Office and walk into a...More

Thank CherylABentley
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 24 December 2016

Interesting to see all of the "artifacts" related to the development of this city over time. Very interesting . . . .

Thank Teresa S
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 30 June 2016

We stopped by on a Saturday afternoon and spent a couple hours here. The museum was formerly the post office and is well put together. There are a couple sections which each document significant history of the area. The only thing we might have liked...More

Thank Autmn M
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 17 January 2016 via mobile

Learned a lot about La Belle, the sunken steamboat which was found in mud in 1995. Nice artifacts from it. Staff was friendly

Thank teenie5
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 7 October 2015

We enjoyed visiting this museum as we are native Texans and always like to see artifacts from the area and how it is presented. We liked the La Belle exhibit too since we had seen the construction of the ship going on in the Bob...More

Thank houstonnative47
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Nearby
Nearby HotelsSee all 15 hotels in Bay City
South Texas Inn
4 reviews
1.10 km away
Super 8 Bay City
31 reviews
1.32 km away
Knights Inn Bay City
25 reviews
1.37 km away
Fairfield Inn & Suites Bay City
1 review
1.43 km away
Nearby Restaurants
The Fat Grass
143 reviews
.12 km away
K-2 Steak House
160 reviews
.21 km away
La Casona
86 reviews
.42 km away
Venezia's Garden
27 reviews
.40 km away
Nearby Attractions
Danish Heritage Museum
7 reviews
23.95 km away
Cowboy Up Hang Gliding
17 reviews
35.69 km away
Varner-Hogg Plantation State Historic Site
25 reviews
37.30 km away
Questions & Answers
Get quick answers from Matagorda County Museum staff and past visitors.
Note: your question will be posted publicly on the Questions & Answers page.
Posting guidelines
Submit