City By the Sea Museum Things To Do Cultural or Heritage Sites

Palacios Area Historical Association (PAHA), was incorporated in 1982 as a 501(c)3 non profit organization in the City of Palacios, Matagorda County, Texas. PAHA operates the City by the Sea Museum to carry out its work and operates a gift shop.

The mission of City by the Sea Museum is to enrich the community through education, preservation, and exploration of the region’s cultural and natural histories.

We exist to

  • be a catalyst for community engagement.
  • share the local cultural and natural histories.
  • showcase the arts in a variety of engaging ways.
  • nurture the exploration of the area’s natural history.
  • experience & learn from the region’s diverse cultures.
  • preserve the past, record the present, and provide perspective for a full and bright future.

Our vision is to provide a place for all people to learn, to be inspired, to become stewards and storytellers, and to ensure the legacy of our area continues to grow and prosper.

City by the Sea Museum is located in the historic R.J. Hill Building on the corner of 4th and Commerce Street.

General Admission to the Museum is $5. Admission for children and museum members are free.

401 Commerce St, Palacios, TX 77465

Now Closed

Opening Hours

  • Monday Closed
  • Tuesday 12:30 PM - 05:30 PM
  • Wednesday 12:30 PM - 05:30 PM
  • Thursday 12:30 PM - 05:30 PM
  • Friday 12:30 PM - 05:30 PM
  • Saturday 10:00 AM - 02:00 PM
  • Sunday Closed