Unearth the history of Lake Jackson in a contemporary museum featuring guided tours and exhibits on the region at the Lake Jackson Historical Museum (LJHM).
Located approximately one hour from Downtown Houston in Brazoria County, LJHM chronicles the rich history of Lake Jackson with interactive exhibits and high-tech displays set in a 12,000-square foot museum building.
Currently, the exhibits focus on six major areas; the Karankawa Indians, the plantation era, the founding of modern Lake Jackson, life in Lake Jackson, the Windecker Eagle (the first composite aircraft), and the development of the area’s petrochemical industry.
Visitors can meet with the ghost of Major Abner Jackson, fly the Windecker Eagle airplane, learn why our streets are named “This Way” and “That Way” and more.
Alden B. Dow Office Museum
Open every first and third Saturday of each month from 1pm to 4pm, guests can check out the fully restored and recreated 1943 office that Alden B. Dow used to design the city of Lake Jackson’s buildings and winding streets.
Lake Jackson Historical Museum
- Location: 249 Circle Way, Lake Jackson, TX 77566
- Hours: Tuesday to Saturday 10am to 4pm; closed Sunday and Monday. The Office Museum is open the first and third Saturday of each month from 1pm until 4pm.
- Parking: Free lot parking is available in the surrounding area
- Admission: No cover. Click here for more information before visiting.