Museum

Museum



The mission of the Matagorda County Museum is to collect, preserve and protect the county's cultural heritage so it is only fitting that the museum makes its home in a historical building constructed in 1918 as the Federal Post Office in Bay City.  To those ends, the museum's exhibits include early Texas exploration, regional ranching and farming heritage along with a display of artifacts from the shipwreck La Belle, a 17-century vessel of French explorer Robert Cavelier, Sieur de La Salle. 



The Matagorda County Children's Museum, a hands-on historical town, is perfect for exploring life as it was lived long ago in Matagorda County, Texas.

Contact:
979-245-7502
2100 Ave F
Bay City, TX 77414

Hours:
Wednesday - Saturday
1:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. 
Morning hours available for groups - please call to schedule.

Calendar of Events

We are a busy city! Check our calendar to see different events going on in our community. 

Please let us know if your organization would like to add an event.

27 February 2017

Bay City Video

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28 January 2017

Wild Game and Wine Camofest

The Bay City Main Street program is hosting the Wild Game and Wine CAMOFEST on January 28, 2017 f… Read More »

8 December 2016

Rock The Block...Ugly Christmas Sweater Party and Christmas Karaoke

Come down to the Historic Downtown Bay City from 5 to 7 pm. Don your ugliest Christmas sweater an… Read More »

19 November 2016

November Market Days on the Square

Bay City Market Days on the Square will be held from 9 am to4 pm. Saturday, November 19 at the Ma… Read More »

I have lived in Bay City for 7 years after moving from the Deer Park area. We enjoy living in Bay City for many of the city's attributes; from the slow pace, friendly atmosphere to the close proximity to the beach and river. It is easy to be involved in the community's organizations because people are friendly and willing to help each other out. It is such a great welcoming culture from the Houston lifestyle.

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