Choose from Three Options
- $4.50 for admission and a tour for one person ($8 value)
- $9 for admission and a tour for two people ($16 value)
- $18 for admission and a tour for four people ($32 value)
Each of the above options includes a guided home tour of the Rienzi house museum’s European decorative arts and paintings, as well as access to the private gardens on the four-acre estate. Click for tours, times and further information.
Although it sits beneath the leafy trees of historic River Oaks, the mansion known as Rienzi has the interior furnishings worthy of a European villa. Originally built for philanthropists Carroll Sterling Masterson and Harris Masterson III during the boom years following World War II, the home is now under the stewardship of The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston. Today, docents lead guests through its opulent rooms, which house collections of European decorative arts, paintings, furnishings, and miniatures. In addition to tours, Rienzi also hosts a busy schedule of special events ranging from lectures to musical performances.