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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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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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Don't Be Put Off by the Name

It's not morbid at all. It is very interesting to see the old funeral cars and carriages, Hollywood burials, the pomp and circumstance of papal, presidential and Egyptian... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 29, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

It's not morbid at all. It is very interesting to see the old funeral cars and carriages, Hollywood burials, the pomp and circumstance of papal, presidential and Egyptian burials. I was there for 1 1/2 hours and could have stayed longer.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015 NEW

Lot of different types of early caskets, hearses, and other history memorabilia exhibited very well. If you have 2 hours to spend, the visit will be well worth it. Take a chance and you will enjoy the time spent there.

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North Houston, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015 NEW

I have been wanting to go here for over a year. I had no idea what to expect; and I must say, I was pleasantly surprised. There truly was some history here! We saw hearses from years gone by as well as caskets dating back years. I learned what the term "basket-case" means. There was one casket made for three... More 

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Houston, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015

I went with a social group and probably would never have gone otherwise. However, I was pleasantly surprised. Lots of historical hearses, information on funerary practices and customs, papal exhibit, but nothing morbid. Overall, a great learning experience.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2015

Fascinating look at the funeral industry; hearses, coffins, service programs, embalming. Brought back many touching moments in my life as an American - 9/11, the Challenger disaster, the deaths of presidents, especially JFK and Lincoln. Well worth the time and the drive.

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Houston TX, Elkhart Lake WI
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2015

Way Cool and very well done, we loved it - even my 13 year old daughter. This has been on the to-do list for a while now and we visited on July 4th, 2015. An amazing collection of one of a kind hearses, the older ones being particularly spectacular. I really cannot overstate how amazing the collection is. I particularly... More 

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Virginia Beach, VA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2015

We found ourselves with a free day while in Houston and thought, oh why not, let's go look at the caskets. But the NMFH is much more than caskets. It's located in a modern industrial facility not far from Highway 45. What we liked: 1. Gorgeous old hearses; oldest is from 1832. The artistry on display was amazing. I saw... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015

I've lived in Houston my whole life and have never been until recently. With that being said, I should have gone sooner. It was totally awesome! There's so many different types of hearses and displays, even a gift shop. It's probably not the place for small children, I'm not sure if it would hold there attention.

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Houston, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015

I’ve fairly adventurous and I actually LIKE cemeteries (the old ones with the grand tombs/tombstones not the new ones) so it was only a matter of time before I visited this unique attraction. This museum has it all – a large collection of vintage hearses (even horse drawn ones) and many very unique funerary items/coffins. It’s a must see if... More 

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Corpus Christi, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 via mobile

Me and my husband really enjoyed this tour. We wanted something new to do in Houston and came across this place. We spent about an hour touring the place. If you are looking for something unique to do in Houston it was worth it.

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Additional Information about National Museum of Funeral History

Address: 415 Barren Spring Drive, Houston, TX 77090
Phone Number: 281-876-3063
Location: United States  >  Texas (TX)  >  Texas Gulf Coast  >  Houston
Open Hours:
Sunday 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Monday 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Tuesday 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Wednesday 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Thursday 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Friday 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Saturday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

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