Public Programs

Temporarily closed due to COVID-19

After careful consideration, the Stark Museum of Art, Shangri La Botanical Gardens and Nature Center and The W.H. Stark House are to close beginning Tuesday, March 17, 2020, and will remain closed until further notice.

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Monthly Tours

The W.H. Stark House is excited to announce 2nd Friday & Saturday Monthly Tours for the 2020 season. Tours include all three floors of the main House, feature two recently restored rooms, and, as always, display original family furnishings, personal effects, and decorative arts. Reserve your free tour today!

Friday-Saturday 10 a.m.-4 p.m.

Holiday Tours

We invite you and your family to share the holidays with us at The W.H. Stark House. On the second floor, enjoy a glimpse of an intimate family Christmas in our restored Sitting Room, complete with silk wall treatment minted in France and installed by the textile team from Woven Inspiration in Galveston, TX. All restoration elements have been painstakingly researched to showcase the House as it was in its prime.

Friday-Saturday 10 a.m.-4 p.m. | Sunday 12:30-4:30 p.m.

  • November 27-29, 2020
  • December 4-5, 2020
  • December 11-12, 2020
  • December 18-19, 2020

Specialty Tours

Specialty Tours feature an in depth look at a specific topic or part of the collection in an after-hours program.

5:30-7 p.m.


  • Family Day 1st Floor Tours – March 7, 2020 (10 a.m.- 2 p.m.)
  • Art in the Park 1st Floor Tours – April 4, 2020 (10 a.m.- 3 p.m.) – CANCELLED
  • Stark Reading Contest County Final – April 26, 2020 (2 p.m.) – POSTPONED
  • Mother’s Day with Miriam – May 7, 2020 (5:30-7 p.m.)- CANCELLED
  • Prohibition Party – October 24, 2020 (10 a.m.- 2 p.m.)