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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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Called in on the way to the airport

It wasn't on my original list of things to do while in Houston but it was fascinating and well put together. So if you've an hour to kill (!) before catching a flight call in.

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 26, 2015
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2015 NEW

It wasn't on my original list of things to do while in Houston but it was fascinating and well put together. So if you've an hour to kill (!) before catching a flight call in.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2015 NEW via mobile

Interesting. Notorbid respectable view of history in our country but also Japan and Eygpt. Also indepth information on the Popes of the Catholic Church and the funeral ceremony. Well worth the admission price.

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Houston, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2015

Seemingly bizarre place to visit but totally recommended, Very informative and tasteful, not morbid at all. Extremely classy exhibition.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2015

Informative areas on presidentail funerals and those of the popes. In memorium section of well known celebrities well done. Interesting to read the death certificates of movie and tv stars and politicians, especially the Kennedy's. Interesting hearse display, especially those that carried President's Reagan and Ford and Princess Grace of Monaco. I couldn't believe that they had a gift shop... More 

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Daytona Beach, FL
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2015

This is one of the most interesting museums you will see anywhere. Displays are excellent and their newest is The Lives and Deaths of the Popes. Even if you are not in the funeral business, you will learn much. Very tastefully done. A winner!

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2015

Only $10 and worth a lot more. Has a wonderful collection of memorabilia and gives the visitor an insight of how we will all end up. A very interesting 2 hours.

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Houston, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2015

Who would have thought there was a museum for funeral history? It seemed odd and macabre, but it really was super informative, interesting, and at times really good for a laugh. It's a must see.

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Houston, Texas
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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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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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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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Additional Information about National Museum of Funeral History

Address: 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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