Historical sites and monuments in Katy, TX for the family to visit

September 18, 2015    By: mramirez

There are many new homes in 77494, but the Katy, TX area is rich with 140+ years of history. Katy was founded in 1872, and quickly went from open prairie land to a bustling railroad community. The city along with the Katy Heritage Society has gone to great lengths to preserve dozens of historical homes, sites and monuments. Few of the homes for sale in Houston can boast that they are this close to so many historic sites, landmarks and museums.


You could spend days visiting Katy’s historic attractions, but the places below are among he most popular.


Katy Heritage Park

If you are looking for Katy, TX homes for sale you’ll have to look elsewhere. The three homes in Katy Heritage Park are owned and managed by the Katy Heritage Society. The park also includes the old Post Office and Humble Mess Hall. The homes are opened free to the public the first weekend of every month.

The MKT Depot and Caboose

The fully restored historic Katy depot is part of this modern day museum. Kids and adults also enjoy getting an up close look at the MKT train caboose that is on site.

The Ancestral Downtown Homes

More than 25 years ago the Texas Sesquicentennial Committee officially identified a number of historic ancestral homes in downtown Katy. Now historic markers on each property help guide people through walking tours.

The peaceful estates at Roesner Woods are like taking a step back in time when life moved a little slower. Premier luxury builder Sitterle Homes is offering a select number of privately-gated homes that are just minutes away from many of Katy’s most historical sites.