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National Museum of Funeral History

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Address: 415 Barren Spring Drive, Houston, TX 77090
Phone Number: 281-876-3063
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10:00 am - 4:00 pm
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Sun 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Mon - Fri 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Sat 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Fee: Yes
Description: This museum, owned by a funeral company, houses the largest collection of...
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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The museum was very well done. There is a variety in exhibits with some very unusual examples of caskets and hearses. You won't see anything like this museum anywhere else.

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 12, 2015
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Arkansas
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27 reviews 27 reviews
4 attraction reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015

The museum was very well done. There is a variety in exhibits with some very unusual examples of caskets and hearses. You won't see anything like this museum anywhere else.

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Baton Rouge, Louisiana
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27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2015 via mobile

very different and very nice. Takes about 2-3 hrs to go threw. It is worth it. We had a 10 yr old and he found it interesting. A must do. We are leaving now on a rainy day.

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Texas
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21 reviews 21 reviews
3 attraction reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2015

I found the museum well organized, very informative and overall I felt like it was an excellent place to spend a few hours. The displays are amazing, with some very fine examples of funeral vehicles. The special exhibit on the Popes was really great. I highly recommend that you visit this museum.

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Houston, Texas
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17 reviews 17 reviews
6 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015

...but glad I went. A friend talked me into this place and I have to say I was impressed. Now, we're both a little dorky so we looked at everything, reading descriptions and making comments. While it is certainly a rather macabre subject, the place is interesting, well organized and the staff really friendly.

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Glasford, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2015 via mobile

Very interesting museum and overall not morbid. Lots of old time hearses. Lots of info on pomp & circumstance of funerals of different cultures. A good 2 1/2 hour visit.

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Tralee, Ireland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2015

Very rare type of museum Nice staff Great display of caskets ,hearses ,Pope and presidential funerals Great section on dead rockstars 8 bucks in Free parking A must do for anyone interested in funeral stuff

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London
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41 reviews 41 reviews
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015

Unusual, thought provoking and different - a great little museum that's worth the journey and was a great stop on the way back to the airport

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Houston, Texas
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13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2015

Nicely maintained museum, with lot of history gathered at one place. Entry fees is very nominal, $10 for an adult. The museum is located far away depending on your location and means of transport. Like, it took more than 2.5 hours and four buses to reach me there. Nicely maintained hearses from old days and designated areas of presidential and... More 

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Durham, North Carolina
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2015

Found this upon a search of unique Houston destinations and we were not disappointed. It costs $10/ticket and we spent about 1.25 hours checking the place out. There are lots of neat historical items and as others mentioned, a bunch of different styles of hearses from throughout history. The coolest parts were the sections devoted to US presidents and the... More 

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Raleigh
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2015

Went to this museum on a rainy Saturday afternoon with 3 other friends because of other TA reviews. We were all pleasantly surprised to see the amount of artifacts from throughout time as well as to learn about methods used throughout history for preservation of the dead. The many old hearses were fantastic to see. Would recommend anyone to spend... More 

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