Frequently Asked Questions
Where is the Museum?
249 Circle Way, Lake Jackson, Texas 77566
For driving directions please click here.
When is the Museum open?
The Museum is open Tuesday through Saturday from 10am until 4pm. Please consult the calendar on this website for holidays or other special closures when you plan your visit.
What is the cost of admission?
Admission is free at all of our sites, but donations are appreciated.
May I drop some kids off to visit the Museum while I run some errands?
Minors of 16 years of age and up may visit the Museum unattended. Unattended minors under the age of 16 will not be allowed in the Museum.
What is the Museum about?
The exhibits at the Museum are about the history of the area of Brazoria County known as Lake Jackson. Our exhibits currently concentrate on 6 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 information about local Petrochemical Industries.
Do you provide guided tours?
Yes, we do provide tours. For more information about tours please click here.
Does the Museum have a Gift Shop?
Yes, we do have a Gift Shop. We offer a variety of items throughout the year, typically including postcards, toys, books, and Lake Jackson souvenirs.
Is this the Dow Chemical Museum? Is this the Alden B. Dow Museum?
No, the Lake Jackson Historical Museum is concentrated on the history of Lake Jackson, which does include the Dow Chemical Company and Alden B. Dow. Our exhibits and collection include a wide variety of information and objects relating to the whole history of Lake Jackson. If you are interested specifically in Alden B. Dow you may want to visit http://www.abdow.org.
Are there dinosaurs at your Museum?
No, if you are looking for a Museum with dinosaurs in the Lake Jackson area you are probably looking for the Brazosport Museum of Natural Science. Here is a link to their website. http://www.bcfas.org/museum/
What is the Abner Jackson Plantation Site?
The Plantation Site is an area of land which has been set aside for historic preservation and study. It contains ruins and artifacts from an 1800’s sugar plantation.
Where is the Abner Jackson Plantation Site?
The Plantation Site entrance is located at the Park and Ride on FM 2004 near Hwy 332 Lake Jackson, TX 77566.
When is the Abner Jackson Plantation Site open?
The Plantation Site is open to the public the first Saturday of every month from10am until 6pm.
What is the Alden B. Dow Office Museum?
The Office Museum is one of the first buildings that was built in modern Lake Jackson, and served as the home of many of early Lake Jackson’s important offices. The structure was designed by Alden B. Dow, and served as the office of his architectural firm while in Lake Jackson. The structure now serves to exhibit artifacts and photos from early Lake Jackson.
When is the Alden B. Dow Office Museum Open?
The Office Museum is open the first and third Saturday of each month from 1pm until 4pm.