One of Tyler's favorite and most beautiful attractions is the Tyler Rose Museum, which has entertained thousands of visitors from the United States and around the world. Developed to preserve and display the unique history of Tyler's long-lived and heralded involvement with field-grown roses and the Texas Rose Festival, the Tyler Rose Museum reflects the history of Tyler itself.
The excitement of the annual Festival is captured by the Tyler Rose Museum for visitors to enjoy year-round, through spectacular displays and interactive exhibits. As visitors enter the Museum, they discover memorabilia and hand-sewn, jeweled costumes dating as far back as 1935.
Theater presentations and video highlights entertain and educate, as the "Festival of Roses" is celebrated rain or shine. Vignettes of past Festival scenes bring history to life, as the recorded voices of former Rose Queens recall behind the scenes happenings of years gone by.
In "The Attic," where antiques and collectibles from Tyler's past are nestled, a delightful collage of memories becomes animated to music and audio with the push of a button. Lively marching music beckons visitors to the Parade Room, where a near life-sized float replica and colorful clown herald the arrival of the Rose Parade.
Open until September 8, 2013
We will be closed September 9th & 10th for an exhibit change.
Our next exhibit is scheduled for September 11th – December 7th.
Regular hours of the Tyler Rose Museum and Gift Shop:
Monday – Friday: 9:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Saturday: 10:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Sunday: 1:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.
The Museum is closed on Sundays & Mondays, November-March.
Exhibits change quarterly.
Admission Fee is $3.50 for adults & $2.00 for children (ages 3-11).
Olivia Bristol Young – Royal Attendant 2011 “The Grand Illusion” costume depicting “Butterfly”
Janice McJunkin Martin – Duchess of Duncanville 1972 “In a Persian Palace”
Susan Downs Fry Bracken – Lady-in-Waiting 1963 “The Realm of Musical Theatre” costume depicting “Lucille Ball”
· Grace Ramey – 2007, Queen – “Nature’s Majesty
Coronation & Past Presidents’ Room
James Freeman Woldert – Trainbearer 1988 “The Reign of Romance”
Smith Perry Reynolds IV – Scepter Bearer 2007 “Nature’s Majesty”
Paxton Whitted Riter – Trainbearer 1994 “The Lost City of Atlantis”
Queen’s Center Staircase
· Caroline Key – 2000, Queen – “Games We Love to Play”
Rose Garden Diorama
Sarah Elizabeth Bowen Jenkins – Duchess of Jacksonville 1999 “Fanfare & Farewell to the Twentieth Century”
Michael Jenkins – Escort to the Duchess of Jacksonville in 1999.
Kathryn Bowen – Duchess of Jacksonville 2002 “Manhattan Magic”
Queen’s Fitting Room
Allison Greer Saar – Lady-in-Waiting “Carnevale de la Rose”
Andrew Hubbard Miller – Trainbearer 1995 “A Magical Wonderland”
Queen’s Stage and Royalty Showcase
· Eugenia Key – 1969, Queen – “The Enchanted Carousel”
· Haley Anderson – 2012, Queen – “Indochine Year of the Dragon”
· KATHERINE Claire Duncan – 1990, Queen – “A Journey Through Imaginary Places”
Carol Joan Dean – 1960, Queen – “A Beaux Arts Ball”: