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About the BHM

The Border Heritage Museum is a restored two-story brick building constructed in the early 20th century that was once home to two early Laredo merchant families. With its size and pivotal location on the banks of the Rio Grande, this Italianate-style residence is representative of the grand houses that populated the San Agustin District in the early twentieth century. The block, with several historic properties, is located immediately east of San Agustin Cathedral, Laredo's oldest landmark and San Agustin Plaza, which dates to 1767.

The Villa Antigua Border Heritage Museum showcases the region's history, culture, industry, and populations through a series of changing exhibits, outdoor movies, and educational seminars. The Villa Antigua Border Heritage Museum hosts guided tours for school age children and adults year-round. The museum also provides changing exhibits, events, and presentations on local history and preservation to schools, civic organizations, and international visitors on a regular basis. 

Visit The Museum

Hours of Operation: Tuesday to Saturday 9am to 4pm

Location: 810 Zaragoza, Laredo, TX 78040

Phone: (956) 718-2727


Tuesdays, Students, & Members- Free

Wednesday to Saturday- $3

Historic Restoration

Discover the remarkable tale of resilience and restoration embodied by the Gonzalez Montemayor home in Laredo. Abandoned for years, the historic residence faced the threat of fires and demolition initiatives. In a turning point for preservation, the Webb County Heritage Foundation and the County of Webb joined forces in 2002, acquiring the neglected property and embarking on a journey of historic rehabilitation. Witness the triumph of adaptive reuse as the once-forgotten structure transforms into a shining example of architectural heritage, becoming a true trophy for the dedicated individuals who championed the restoration efforts. The Gonzalez Montemayor home stands as a living testament to the power of community commitment in preserving the historic resources of Laredo.

Webb County Heritage Foundation is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization


Address: 500 Flores Avenue

Laredo, Texas 78040

Call: (956) 727-0977

Email: heritage@webbheritage.org

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