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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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I took my 9 old daughter for the haunted house in October 2014. We also walked around the entire museum. Great displays and very well put together histories. We are going back... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 19, 2015
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Houston, Texas
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40 reviews 40 reviews
9 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

I took my 9 old daughter for the haunted house in October 2014. We also walked around the entire museum. Great displays and very well put together histories. We are going back, because it is a lot to take in the first time around. This museum is just awesome! I thought it would be morbid and dark, it was very... More 

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Houston, Texas
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10 reviews 10 reviews
6 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

If you're interested in finding out about the funeral industry, the museum will give you a quick education. The displays are well laid out and are labeled with detailed descriptions. Be sure to check out the artful coffins from Ghana!

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Houston, Texas
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7 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2015

Lived in Houston over 15 years before coming here, mostly because we'd been to everything else already and had free time. It is actually worth a couple hours to see strange facts and items about death and the funeral business. Old hearses, items related to famous dead people, and superstitions about death. A few creepy items, but not too bad.

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Houston
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6 reviews 6 reviews
6 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2015

Don't come in with a handkerchief thinking you'll bawl your eyes out. Instead, come to appreciate a part of society that is often misunderstood and little talked about-- sending off the dead. Hearses, coffins, and lots of interesting stories. Very cool, and we'll definitely go back.

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Los Angeles
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259 attraction reviews
200 helpful votes 200 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2015

I know that it sounds creepy, but we really liked this museum. We didn't drive over to College Station to see the Bush library but we got a lot of Presidential facts here at this museum, as that is one of the first features when you enter. I was very interested in this, and the last part of the museum... More 

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7 reviews 7 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2015

My girlfriend found this in a list of things to do in Houston. I immediately voted for it and we had an awesome time. Really interesting...did you know they have a hammer to hit the pope in the head with to make sure he is dead? Any idea where the term "basket case" came from? Did you know that one... More 

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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13 reviews 13 reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015

Learn lots of interesting facts. This place is worth seeing. Lots of unusual hearses. There is a small gift shop too.

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Arkansas
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27 reviews 27 reviews
4 attraction reviews
34 helpful votes 34 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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67 reviews 67 reviews
14 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 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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22 reviews 22 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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