Arts and Culture

Pasadena has a long history, deep agricultural roots, and a story of constant innovation. We celebrate that history at the Heritage Park and Museum. This family-friendly destination gives visitors the opportunity to learn more about the gulf region and our hometown.

Those looking for performing arts need to look no further than the Pasadena Little Theater. For 65 seasons, they have been entertaining our community and visitors from nearby Houston. This local gem puts on live performances using the best of our local talent. They also offer workshops for kids, along with exciting summer camps.

If your affinity is for music, you can take in one of the five major performances Pasadena Philharmonic Society presents to the community.  The orchestra is in its 34th year promoting a unique cultural outreach to the community through classical music and is composed of 50 members that include professional players, music teachers, college students and selected public school students.

We invite you to explore the many cultural activities found within Pasadena, including paying a visit to one of the sites below.

Heritage Park and Museum

204 South Main
Pasadena, TX 77506
Operating Hours: Monday – Friday 9:30 a.m. – 2:30 p.m. 
and Saturday 9:30 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Phone: 713-472-0565

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Today, visitors and Pasadenians can get a glimpse of the city's rich history by visiting Heritage Park and Museum. Guests 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 it is today.

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 world's largest refining and chemical manufacturing complexes. However, many people overlook one of the most important elements of Pasadena's rich heritage. Pasadena is the actual birthplace of free Texas.

There are additional interesting facts, photos and announcements of activities available when you visit the Pasadena Historical Society's Facebook page.

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San Jacinto Battleground State Historic Site

The San Jacinto Battleground State Historic Site includes the location of the Battle of San Jacinto, and the USS Texas. It is located off the Houston Ship Channel. This is an excellent destination for history buffs and those looking to learn more about our nation’s military.


"To manage and conserve the natural and cultural resources of Texas and to provide hunting, fishing and outdoor recreational opportunities for the use and enjoyment of present and future generations."


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Pasadena is the second largest city in the Houston MSA.