Welcome to Historic Houston: How to See It!

You have reached the website for Historic Houston: How to See It, a book about heritage tourism  in the area surrounding Houston, Texas. In each chapter, we tell the story of what happened during a segment of Texas' first 100 years, then provide itineraries  for experiencing it. We emphasize sites that are intact, and we offer detailed maps with turn by turn directions for discovering it all.


For a preview of our trips in pictures, please click on www.picasaweb.google.com/lucinda.freeman. There we show a large group of pictures from our destinations, organized by chapter.



Bon voyage, y'all!

Lectures and slide shows


Please contact Lucinda regarding speaking engagements.


Past topics have included: Republic of Texas; King Cotton and the Civil War; Czechs, Germans and Galveston; Early Houston: the Wards and the Heights.

Where to purchase the book


Click on  the tab "how to find us."

Contact Us

Historic Houston: How to See It

Lucinda Freeman


Email: lucinda.f@earthlink.net


Latest News

Many thanks to KUHF radio for allowing me to be part of a panel Friday, 10/25, promoting the Houston Arts and Media book fair on 11/9 and talking about early Texas history. Here's a replay: https://soundcloud.com/houstonmatters/friday-october-25-2013.


Hot off the press: bring the whole family to the Heritage Society at Sam Houston Park's annual Heritage Family Day, Sunday 5/18/14 from 1-4 pm! The Heritage Society does a great job of outreach to kiddos, bringing history to life. Check their website for updates to that day's activities. And be sure to visit anytime to take a tour of  their historic structures, conveniently located in downtown Houston. Thanks Elizabeth Martin for inviting me to family day! http://www.heritagesociety.org 


Thanks to Fred King and the Bellaire Historical Society, for their warm reception at my talk on March 13, 2014!


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