Today, visitors and Pasadenians can get a glimpse of the city's rich history by visiting Heritage Park and Museum. Guests can tour the historic Pomeroy House and Strawberry House, view distinctive antiques and memorabilia from the area's first settlers, and hear the amazing stories of perseverance and commitment that helped build Pasadena into the strong, thriving city that it is today.
With a population of more than 153,000, Pasadena is Texas' 15th largest city. We've come a long way from our roots as a small agricultural outpost just over a century ago. Today, our city's attractions include Galveston Bay, NASA's Johnson Space Center, the Port of Houston and one of the world's largest refining and chemical manufacturing complexes. However, many people overlook one of the most important elements of Pasadena's rich heritage. Pasadena is the actual birthplace of free Texas.