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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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Not your normal museum, but tastefully shows how funeral business has progressed over the years. Stop by and check it out, you will be surprised

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 29, 2015
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Houston, Texas, United States

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Houston, Texas, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015 NEW

Not your normal museum, but tastefully shows how funeral business has progressed over the years. Stop by and check it out, you will be surprised

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Austin, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

This is such an odd place but so interesting. It's not like anything else I've ever been to and thankfully not nearly as morbid as I had feared. Lots of cool stuff to see, from antique hearses to presidential funeral memorabilia. The section on Pope John Paul was really well done and I also was fascinated with the history of... More 

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Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

We stopped here on our way out of town to Dallas and though we had a bit of trouble working out how to get in, it was well worth the stop. Really interesting displays and well laid out.

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Ormond Beach, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2015

I always google "unique" or "weird" things to do in a city whenever we travel and this place came up. We decided to spend a couple extra hours here on our way to Dallas. It was quite interesting and not what one would expect. Their collection is quite extensive and interpretive exhibits well done. I would highly recommend it if... More 

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Richmond, Texas, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

Went there with our church group, and the organizers billed it as a "Mystery Tour", because they were advised that most folks would not come along otherwise. Turned out to be very enjoyable and informative. Very large collection of funeral vehicles, some historical ones as well as a Pope-Mobile.

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Lakewood, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2015

I read about this on Trip Advisor and wanted to go, but my family was not convinced. We ended up spending a few hours here, and could've stayed longer! Fascinating, well done and informative! The section on famous deaths was quite a collection. My son opted to do the scavenger hunt quiz for a prize, and it had us all... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015

Took a bit to encourage my husband to visit this great attraction, and it was well worth a visit - he thought , like me it was amazing. Lots to view and a great piece of history, obviously mainly american history, but world history, events which we all knew a little about, which were all displayed well and given the... More 

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Houston
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015

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

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

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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