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."

Fun times at the Heritage Society's Family Day, 5/18/14. With Christie - a.k.a. Emily West, the Yellow Rose of Texas, and Laurie, who with her brother Travis, wrote/illustrated Magnificent Sam. a wonderful book about Sam Houston. (In the photo, I represent the heritage tourist. :-) Check out www/magnificentsam.com!

Contact Us

Historic Houston: How to See It

Lucinda Freeman


Email: lucinda.f@earthlink.net


@lucindafreeman (history)

@colorfoodsoul (cooking)


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Latest News


NEW: I'm looking forward to the Burton Cotton Gin Festival, Saturday 4/16/16! I'll have a table; come see me and take a tour of this charming, historic cotton gin.



NEW: I'm working on a project that retraces El Camino Real de los Tejas, Texas' only National Historic Trail. Photos being added at http://goo.gl/oAyWXt . See Facebook.com/tejastourist.Stay tuned!



Many thanks to KUHF radio for allowing me to be part of a panel Friday, 10/25/13, 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


Many thanks to the Houston Chapter of philanthropic group PEO Int'l, and especially Marybeth, for your warm reception on 10/3!




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