Margaret Lea Houston - Steamboat House

Steamboat House

The Steamboat House was built in 1858 by Rufus W. Bailey. Sam Houston rented the house where he spent his final days, dying here in July 1863. The house was moved to the grounds of the Sam Houston Memorial Museum in 1936.

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