Heritage Park in Corpus Christi

Heritage House II, originally uploaded by cool4380.

Heritage Park in Corpus Christi is home to twelve lovely Historic Homes. When next you travel to the Gulf Coast of Texas and stay in a Corpus Christi bed and breakfast, you’ll find it enjoyable to spend a few hours visiting Heritage Park.

The Cultural Center is a good place to start your visit. Located in the 100-year old Galvan House (pictured above), it showcases interesting exhibits on the history, culture and art of Corpus Christi.

The twelve Victorian Homes of Heritage Park have all been lovingly restored and are beautifully maintained. Many are Texas Historical Landmarks. The oldest – Centennial House – dates from 1851 and has been a private residence, a Confederate Hospital, and an officer’s Mess Hall for the Federal Army in 1866.

The Lichtenstein House is a beautiful, simple, Colonial Revival Home. Long a private residence, it now houses the Creative Arts Center, which offers classes and produces shows in performing and visual arts.

The spectacular Grande-Grossman House incorporates elements of Victorian, Craftsman and Prairie architecture, and is a site to behold.

Architecture buffs will be delighted by a tour of Heritage Park. It’s a delightful addition to a vacation in a bed and breakfast Corpus Christi. Self-guided tours of Heritage Park are available year-round. The Cultural Center at The Galvan House is free and open to the public Tuesdays through Saturdays. Tours of other homes may be arranged.

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