Matagorda County Museum

Award-winning Museum & Children's Museum
2100 Avenue F, Bay City, TX 77414

Matagorda County Museum is an award-winning museum featuring Matagorda Co. and Texas History along with a unique hands-on Children's Museum housed in a1917 renovated post office. The museum features exhibits highlighting Matagorda Co. industry such as cattle ranching, fishing, rice farming.

The French explorer LaSalle came through the Gulf in search of the Mississippi River where his ship "LaBelle' ran aground and sank in 1686. LaBelle was discovered in 1995 , excavated and recovered in 1996. Artifacts from that discovery are now housed in the Museum.

Rivers, Rice & Railroads illustrates the importance of rice farming to Matagorda Co. and the world from its start in the early 1900s till today.

A turn-of-the century hands on Children's Museum is housed in the basement of the museum. Children of all ages, as well as adults, can experience life in small town Texas with visits to the General Store, post office, corral, jail, dress shop, toy shop, one room schoolhouse, opera house and prairie house.

Whatever your age and whatever you are looking for -- education, history, or just plain fun then the Matagorda County Museum is the place to be.

Monday - Tuesday: Closed
Wednesday - Saturday: 1:00 pm-5:00 pm
Sunday: Closed