Groups of 7 or more should make a Tour reservation at least 2 weeks in advance. Group Tours may be limited to 28 visitors; larger groups should call to discuss further accommodations. To make a reservation, use our online registration form or call 409.883.0871. For groups of less than 7, please click here for more information, or call 409.883.0871. The W.H. Stark House Tour is walking tour through a 14,000 square foot, three-story home that stands much as it did at the turn of the 20th century, with fifteen rooms of original family furnishings, personal effects and decorative arts, including antique rugs, original textiles, silver, cut glass, and antique porcelain. Built in 1894, The W.H. Stark House is listed in the National Register of Historic Places and designated as a Recorded Texas Historic Landmark by the Texas Historical Commission. All tours start at the Carriage House at 610 W. Main Avenue (just behind The W.H. Stark House) and parking is available in the Lutcher Theater parking lot. Stairs are an essential part of the tour. Admission is limited to individuals 6 years and older. This tour takes approximately 45 minutes. Group Tours are $5 per person at The W.H. Stark House. The W.H. Stark House Carriage House is open Tuesday – Saturday, 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. Guided Tours of the Stark House occur regularly Tuesday – Saturday, beginning at 9:00 a.m. The last tour starts at 4:00 p.m. Closed Sunday and Monday, New Year’s Day, Fourth of July, Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Eve Day, and Christmas Day

Admission

Free Admission for Stark Cultural Venues Members (click here to learn more about membership) Adults  (age: 18-64)   $6.00 Senior (age: 65 and up)  $5.00 Student  (w/current I.D.)  $5.00 Youth (age: 10 to 17)  $5.00 Admission is limited to individuals 10 years and older. Stairs are an essential part of the tour. Please note: Bags, purses, and backpacks of all sizes must be checked into one of the lockers provided in the Carriage House prior to starting a Tour. In addition to visiting the Stark House, visitors are encouraged to visit the Stark Museum of Art, a sister program of the Stark House, as part of their visit to downtown Orange.
The Nelda C. and H.J. Lutcher Stark Foundation honors active duty military and their families by providing free admission to them at The W.H. Stark House and its partners, Shangri La Botanical Gardens and Nature Center and the Stark Museum of Art, throughout the year. Between Memorial Day and Labor Day, The W.H. Stark House and its partners participate in the Blue Star Program, a collaboration among the National Endowment for the Arts, Blue Star Families, the Department of Defense, and more than 1,800 museums across America to offer free admission to all active duty military personnel and their families.