Situated on the edge of downtown beneath the towering modern skyscrapers, lie some of the city's oldest structures. The Heritage Society at Sam Houston Park is a fascinating place to visit and yet it is so often overlooked by both locals and visitors alike. The stark contrast of old vs new, coupled with beautiful natural elements and a sense of tranquility are just some of the reasons why this happens to be my new favorite spot in Houston for photo shoots.
The Museum Gallery has free admission and is open from 10am - 4pm Tuesday through Saturday. They also offer Historic Structure Tours for a fee that will take you through the homes. Tours run 4 times per day at a cost of $15 per person with discounts for seniors and children. If you don't want to pay for the tour, you can pick up a brochure in the museum and do a short self-guided tour as you stroll through the park.
More information can be found at www.heritagesociety.org.