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National Museum of Funeral History

415 Barren Springs Dr, Houston, TX 77090-5918
+1 281-876-3063
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I loved this place. It was small but it still took a long time to walk through. I liked the Pope... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Joslyn M
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Maricopa, Arizona
Better than you imagine it is going to be

Had seen the road sign for years, pointing towards this museum and finally took the opportunity to... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
TravelGuest707
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Houston, Texas
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This museum, owned by a funeral company, houses the largest collection of funereal artifacts in the U.S., traces the history of funeral services, displays historic hearses and provides memorabilia from funerals of the famous, such as Dwight Eisenhower, Martin Luther King Jr., John F. Kennedy and Elvis Presley.
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  • Average5%
  • Poor1%
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Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
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415 Barren Springs Dr, Houston, TX 77090-5918
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Reviewed 1 week ago

I loved this place. It was small but it still took a long time to walk through. I liked the Pope exhibit. I found that one to be the most interesting. I would recommend this one to everyone.

Thank Joslyn M
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Had seen the road sign for years, pointing towards this museum and finally took the opportunity to go. Great memorabilia from former Presidents, celebrities as well as Egyptian and Pope artifacts. Very interesting exhibit. Scavenger hunt was a great addition.

Thank TravelGuest707
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Another great Houston Museum! At first we were thrown off by the location but once inside we were so pleasantly surprised. Museum is not morose as you may think. The lay out is really well done, with great sections on presidential funerals, the pope, around...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This place is definitely worth visiting. It is very interesting and full of historical things. Reasonably price entry fee. Take your time and enjoy.

Thank Lauravillanueva
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My friend and I went with our kids. We were all pleasantly surprised. It is loaded with exhibits!!! Odd and interesting place. Completely self-guided. Nice building and set-up too.

Thank Heather K
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Interesting evening of leisure off the beaten path. Very well designed museum. Lots of memorial cards for many famous people. Great inside activity geared for families with more mature children.

Thank Wendy B
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is one of the most fascinating places you can visit in Texas! Unassumingly tucked inside of what looks like a business park, this museum will make you glad you're among the living. It features an incredible collection of hearses from the 1800's and 1900's,...More

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Reviewed 5 weeks ago

It was fascinating to see how much, and how little, funerals have changed over the years. Great vehicles displayed and some interesting equipment.

Thank mikel12323
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Reviewed 6 July 2018 via mobile

This place is odd to want to visit but it was my #1 reason for visiting Houston! We drove 8 hours to get to Houston and this was the first stop. I walked in and was taken back by how much was in it. So...More

Thank krissy20
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Reviewed 26 June 2018

Many exhibits including large bid about Pope John Paul. Info on funerals of many lesser and major movie stars and political figures. batmobile was fun to sit in (extra fee). No crowds. Not nearly as weird or creeepy as you think. Give it a try....More

Thank John B
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Response from TheodensQueen | Reviewed this property |
So you know, it's not a big building nor does it "stand out" (unless you were looking for it, you might not notice it). It's tucked away in a residential neighborhood, but a few blocks from the main drag. It's best... More
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Vicki H
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Response from Patti M | Reviewed this property |
Hi! I believe it's $10 for adults...I'm a senior and I think I paid $9.00. And yes, they do accept credit cards! As far as food, I didn't see a café or anything onsite, but a number of restaurants are nearby. It's Houston... More
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