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Holocaust Museum Houston

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Address: 5401 Caroline Street, Houston, TX 77004-6804
Phone Number: +1 713-942-8000
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9:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Sun 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Mon - Fri 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Sat 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Fee: No

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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wonderful tour

This is a nice museum with a very helpful staff. I feel often overlooked but should be on everyone's list.

5 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
Houston, Texas

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  • Danish first
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
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  • Portuguese first
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  • Spanish first
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English first
Houston, Texas
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118 reviews
17 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 178 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

This is a nice museum with a very helpful staff. I feel often overlooked but should be on everyone's list.

Thank tomuchtravel
Los Angeles, California
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1,381 reviews
753 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 720 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

I feel weird giving a holocaust museum a 5* review, but as far as a museum to help people understand what the holocaust was and how it really changed the world, this museum does a great job at a tough issue. They tie in the holocaust to Texas and it was interesting to see a letter written by future president... More 

Thank Saranger
San Diego, CA
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60 reviews
26 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Though I have read extensively concerning the holocaust, this museum is exemplary in bringing together so much information in one place. Bits of history I had never heard before explained many things I had wondered about.

Thank Connie B
Dayton, Ohio
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4 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We went on a Thursday afternoon when it was free. It takes about 2 hours to get through if you do the audio tour and then stay and watch the movie at the end. Just make sure you have your cell phone charged enough to last the whole audio tour, and bring some headphones. Smaller than some other holocaust museums,... More 

Thank Cara1001
Houston, Texas
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61 reviews
24 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My husband and I went on a Thursday afternoon, between the hours of 2:00 - 5:00 admittance is free. The place is small and of course sad, but very informative. I believe everyone needs to go at least once, to put things in prespective - realize how great/good things are now.

Thank debbielpatton
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49 reviews
14 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had a guided tour through the museum, which I strongly recommend. It appears to be small but is one of the best museums for content we've been to.

Thank DeEttaWaynesville
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20 reviews
14 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My daughter and I visited the museum due to her introduction to the holocaust at school. I recommend their guided tours, as their tour guides are a fountain of information. If you are the type of person to read every label and description, do plan to be there for a couple of hours. The personal testimonies from survivors who settled... More 

Thank Juana O
Midlothian, Texas
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41 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We are in Houston for a couple of weeks and wanted to see this museum. As we pulled up the building looked small and we believed it would be a short tour. The information they have inside is massive and emotional to see. From picture, videos and artifacts this is a must see to teach our children so history never... More 

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Canovanas, Puerto Rico
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10 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I was amazed by all the information, pictures and memorabilia. I recommend to read and live everything. Is a hard historical moment that everybody most study about.

Thank Roberto S
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3 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

reviewing these sort of places is always difficult related to the subject matter of the museum itself. to say one enjoyed a visit here is not quite accurate. regardless i feel this is a must for everyone, particularly if you havent been to a holocaust museum before. it does everything this sort of collection/exhibit should: make you question what it... More 

Thank Micah M

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