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Holocaust Museum Houston

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Neighborhood: The Museum District
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Address: 5401 Caroline Street, Houston, TX 77004-6804
Phone Number: 713 942 8000
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12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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Mon - Fri 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Sat - Sun 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Fee: No
Description: The Holocaust Museum Houston educates visitors about prejudice and...
The Holocaust Museum Houston educates visitors about prejudice and tolerance. You can see archival film, a Danish rescue boat and a World War II railcar used to transport victims to concentration camps.
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Great Museum!

I always wanted to go and when I finally did, I was impressed with what I learned. It's a hard place to visit based on the history it represents but it's important not to forget... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 26, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015 NEW

I always wanted to go and when I finally did, I was impressed with what I learned. It's a hard place to visit based on the history it represents but it's important not to forget what happened.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2015

Must see if you're ever in Houston. Beautifully conceived, respectively showcases a tragic period in our world's history

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Houston, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

Very good museum. Not so much touchy-feely things in it, it is mainly story boards, photos, and videos. However, it was very educational - I learned a lot of things I never realized. Staff there is very helpful and friendly. Free parking adjacent to the building. Museum is free every Thursday from 2-5 PM.

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Houston, Texas, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

Honor whom honor deserves. Visit this museum locate at Houston, Texas. Honor a quien honor merece. Visiten este museo localizado en Houston, Texas.

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Houston, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2015

We did a guided tour of the museum, and our docent, Kurt, was absolutely excellent and imparted so much of his knowledge to this experience. I'd recommend starting your tour by viewing the 30 minute movie that runs on a constant loop at the entrance to the museum; it consists of detailed accounts from local people who survived the Holocaust,... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2015

In one word, history. Never forget! It could happen again and to any race. A MUST SEE! Not a lot to see, but very powerful!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2015

I listened to the audio tour on my cell phone. I highly recommend it. It is an hour and 15 min and I was able to complete it after we left. I didn't expect my 11 year old to want to stay that long but if you are willing...there is enough to see/hear/read to take up more than an hour.... More 

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Houston, Texas
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015

The exhibits are informative and horrifying. However, the museum is small and the space isn't sufficient to develop the overall narrative.If you know the history, the exhibits will engage you. If you don't know the history, I'm not sure that the experience will be as powerful. Of course, that is part of the point of the museum - the horror... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015

I walked in and it was free for students. They had a few tour groups going but since I went alone, I walked past them and listened to their stories. I was fascinated by the art and pictures that were portrayed. This was a good learning experience.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015

This museum is very well designed. The exhibits provide a great mix of emotion and information. My main issue was the crowd. Our Saturday tour group of 30-40 barely fit into the exhibit halls. It was difficult to hear the guide at times, and I felt claustrophobic. When the guide discussed how Jews were stuffed into cattle cars for transport... More 

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