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Holocaust Museum Houston

Address: 5401 Caroline Street, Houston, TX 77004-6804 (The Museum District)
Phone Number: 713 942 8000
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Ranked #4 of 448 things to do in Houston
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: History museums, 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...
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Attraction details
Type: History museums, Museums
Fee: No
Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Hours:
Mon - Fri 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Sat - Sun 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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.

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Houston, Texas
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72 reviews 72 reviews
10 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015 NEW

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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New York City, New York
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53 reviews 53 reviews
20 attraction reviews
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015 NEW

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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Houston, Texas
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22 reviews 22 reviews
7 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

The museum is a great place to visit and learn about the Holocaust. It has so much information and was very interesting.

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Houston, Texas
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Thought provoking and appropriately sad. Remarkable how positive, hopeful and courageous the prisoners were during one of the darkest hours in human history. Gives us an opportunity to reflect and appreciate.

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Houston, Texas
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3 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Nice overview of Holocaust. Pictures, descriptions, and tour guides paint an adequate picture of the events. Excellent for young people to learn world history. Only asks for donations.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

This is a very well done exhibit of one of the worst times in our history. There are photos, art work and the guides are excellent. Everyone should see this place!

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

Excellent museum. Very well done. Meaningful, educational, interesting and important. A must see for older children, teens and adults of all ages, races and religions.

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Birmingham, Alabama, United States
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25 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2015

Worth seeing for sure. The wall of tears, the train car, the boat... Very moving place to educate us and for us to pause in remembrance. Didn't take the tour because it was an hour long. We were not sure we would be staying that long. Students got in free- at least when we went. Very interesting and moving displays-... More 

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Pineville, Louisiana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2015

Pretty small, but still remarkable! Very organized with easily accessible elements to see. Free parking and for students it was free -- we didn't have our student ID's with us and they took our word, which we thought was super nice.

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Stillwater, Oklahoma
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2015

This museum is full of great information about the Holocaust. I've visited many different museums on this topic, and this one had information and photos I had not seen before! The only down side is it is quite small, but don't let that deter you. Also, it is FREE for students with a student ID. Was even able to meet... More 

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