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Holocaust Museum Houston

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Address: 5401 Caroline Street, Houston, TX 77004-6804
Phone Number: 713 942 8000
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Sat - Sun 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
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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 historic value

This is a holocaust museum that gives special attention to Houstonians who were interned. Of course, the one in Washington D.C. is bigger, however this one is much more personal... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 28, 2015
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English first
San Fernando, Trinidad
2 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2015 NEW

i just wondering how this museum got a high rating in trip advisor. Its small and photographs are the main artifacts here.The story of holocaust was nicely explained by the guide but i couldn't hear much of it because of her mild voice and a large number of people gathered.Nothing much to see in the museum especially when you are... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2015 NEW

The museum size is smaller compared to giant museums nearby but if you have time don't give it a miss. Has got nice historic items and collections.

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Houston, Texas
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5 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2015 NEW

This is a holocaust museum that gives special attention to Houstonians who were interned. Of course, the one in Washington D.C. is bigger, however this one is much more personal. You feel more empathy for the victims because they live in this city. There is a huge permanent collection, but there are always temporary exhibits that are amazing. Probably not... More 

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Omaha, Nebraska
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015 NEW

As with other musuems on this topic, including those in Washington and Los Angeles, this is not a place to make you happy. But it is well done, and provided a vital reminder of this black piece of world history. The exhibits are informative. Well worth a trip if you are visiting in Houston.

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Houston, Texas
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24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015

Went for a school project. This is a small museum with other exhibits around the time period. Overall a good visit.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015

I went by myself. Enlightening. Well...the first thing is to leave those little crumb snatcher at home or drop them off at Grannie's house. It might be a little too much for them...I take that back, it will be a little too much for them. Use your discretion as to exactly what age you think is the appropriate age to... More 

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Houston, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

I went here with my son's 9th grade class (they just finished Anne Frank). We had 3 different curators leading our group around, and each one of them was extremely knowledgeable. They've packed a lot into this little museum, and there's a boat and train car used during this time out back that you can see (we were able to... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

There is no way to go through the Holocaust Museum and not be deeply affected by it. We learn that some stories need to be told and re-told lest we forget the barbarity with with humankind often treats its own.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

What can one say about that horrible historical experience? Thank God we have this museum to counter doubters of the Holocast with actual relics from that period. Every school child should visit and learn what happened. Hopefully, this will never happen again. Plan on spending several hours to really read the exhibits.

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Houston, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

Disliked?? That the Holocaust happened. That aside, the museum was very moving and informative. Once inside I don't think my family said 10 words until we left. You just read, look and absorb and for us, there were no words to be said.

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