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Holocaust Museum Houston

5401 Caroline Street, Houston, TX 77004-6804 (The Museum District)
713 942 8000
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Ranked #2 of 174 Attractions in Houston
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: History Museums
Fee: No
Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Owner description: The Holocaust Museum Houston educates visitors about prejudice and tolerance. You can see archival film, a Danish rescue boat and a World War II... more » Owner description: 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. « less
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Texas
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11 reviews 11 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014 NEW

This is a jewel! Go on a day they have guided tours, it is exceptional. We met a survivor and heard his story, it was truly exceptional!

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Houston, Texas
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25 reviews 25 reviews
7 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014 NEW

Great information, displayed in a very easy to read and follow fashion. They have some neat artifacts and great tour guides. It's also usually fairly quiet and calm, which is nice if you are looking to do a solo trip.

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Kuwait City, Kuwait
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51 reviews 51 reviews
11 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2014 via mobile

. Starting form the entrance I felt like this museum is going to be a great one . A lot effort was made to bring about such important needed information . I could not but spend all the time I had to read and get informed on what happened to the Jews during that period . Pictures were very well... More

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cincinnati,ohio
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91 reviews 91 reviews
52 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2014

Although they have very few actual artifacts, what makes this museum is the tourguides! They share a welath of knowledge and information which I think is very important to be shared. We had a professor from a local college. They use mostly pictures blown up. They also have a nice exhibit on 911! It is under 15 dollars to go... More

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Portsmouth Uk
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8 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2014

well worth a visit. well set out but try and avoid the groups of school children In my opinion, don't opt for a guided tour, much better off doing your own thing, and if you have any past attachment to the Holocaust or the children that fled from the Nazis, then this place is for you

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Syracuse, New York
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8 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2014

My Daughter wanted to attend the Museum, so we went. I was surprised with the quality of the displays, personal letters, interviews, and authentic German and Holocaust victim’s items. In addition, there was a section dedicated to modern atrocities that are currently happening in various parts of the globe. By the end of the tour, I was speechless. The touching... More

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Houston, Texas
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13 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014

I had really wanted to see an advertised exhibit on Rwanda; paid $20 admission; learned that the exhibit had been taken down early (but the sign had not....) The permanent exhibit is wonderful, but I think the museum should not advertise something that isn't available.... I also noticed that foot traffic was jammed up around the boxcar and Danish boat.

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Houston, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

This museum covers a very emotional and serious topic in a sensitive manner that honors the memories of the victims while educating people on the historical significance of the Holocaust. You won't get museum-fatigue.

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Houston
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19 reviews 19 reviews
5 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

It is totally unbelievable how some people don't believe that this really happened. I wept through many of the exhibits. I thing everyone should walk through this piece of historical information. One of the most moving things was the video of he people that had lived through it.

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Houston, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

Everyone of every faith and ethnicity should visit this museum to see a part of history, often overlooked. It is meaningful, beautiful and the staff does a great job.

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