Lives of the Rich and Infamous

Houston Historical Tours offers two five-hour tours about the Lives and the Rich and Infamous in Houston:

We still have so much more to share with and captivate you. 

Lives of the Rich and Infamous Tour A

Home of District Attorney Johnny HolmesHear the stories and see the homes and sites of murder victims Elaine and Paula Goss, Jennifer Ertman and Elizabeth Pena, Iris Siff, and Dr. Claudia Benton. Ms. Benton was a victim of the Railroad Killer Angel Maturino Resendiz.

See where the alleged murderers, lived or still live like the Candy Man Dean Corll and Robert Durst. 

See where J. Howard Marshall and his wife Anna Nicole Smith lived happily ever after.

Go to the home or sites of some of Houston’s earlier leaders from the 1800s, including Sam Houston, Anson Jones, and William Marsh Rice.

See the homes and mansions of some of the titans of Houston in the 20th Century such as Howard Hughes and Hugh Roy Cullen. 

See the home or site of two of Houston’s greatest philanthropists, MD Anderson and George Hermann.

See where former mayor Roy Hofheinz and politicians and statesmen like George Bush and James Baker, III have lived or currently reside.

We’ll driveby the former home of Enron CFO Andrew Fastow.

Lunch is at Cleburne’s Cafeteria.  


Lives of the Rich and Infamous River Oaks
and the Nearby Area Tour B

River Oaks Country ClubTour 1 of 2 mansion homes: either Ima Hogg’s Bayou Bend or Harris Masterson’s Rienzi.

Driveby the home of the famous patrons of the arts John and Dominque de Menil.

See where former mayor Bob Lanier, politicians and statesmen Robert Mosbacher, Sr., socialite Carolyn Farb, and entrepreneur Mike Hogg lived.

Would you like to see the home of a physician known as Dr. Blood or Tilman Fertitta, owner of more restaurants than you can patronize in one week?

Maybe, you would like to see how and where the leaders of Enron, Kenneth Lay and JeffreySkilling lived.

You can see the home of John and Joan Hill, as well as Joan’s father, Ash Robinson, the main characters in the best selling book Blood and Money and the made for TV movie “Murder in Texas.”

Perhaps, you would like to see the former homes of Hugh Roy Cullen, Joanne Herring (made famous by Julia Roberts in “Charlie Wilson’s War.” 

We’ll go by Jacques Mossler’s home where his wife Candy and her nephew Mel Power carried on an incestuous affair before Jacques was mysteriously killed.

Would you like to see the sites of famous murders such as of Doris Angleton and Gertrude Duff-Smith Zabolio and the suicide of Eugene Blake Hawk?

You can see the home of Robert McNair, owner of the Houston Texan.

We might driveby the world’s most famous televangelist, Joel Osteen’s, home.

See the site of the murder of Fred and Edwina Rogers.

We still have so much more to share with and captivate you.

Lunch is at a restaurant close to River Oaks.