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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 #4 of 165 attractions in Houston
Certificate of Excellence 2013
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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Hutchinson, Kansas
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38 reviews 38 reviews
9 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014 NEW

This museum chronicles the rise of Nazism and many other European harassment and persecutions of the Jewish people, then details the systematic extermination of Jews of all of the conquered nations by the Third Reich. It (as it must be) is very graphic. It is excellently done. A thirty minute video either starts - or ends - your tour, and... More

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Boston
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57 reviews 57 reviews
37 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2014 NEW

Spent about 2 hours touring the museum. Although small, what made our visit "fantastic" (an understatement!) was the guide who knew an awful lot about the holocaust, could easily explain how it happened, told about the impact and answered lots of questions. She was related to one of the survivors, who unfortunately has since passed away, so she had excellent... More

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Ribeirão Prêto, São Paulo, Brazil
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70 reviews 70 reviews
22 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2014

Very interesting for history lovers, but still very sad to check the reality of holocaust and world war

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4 reviews 4 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2014

Every one should go and learn about each other culture....Was the best experience for me and my kids...Change our point of view..A lot very educational.

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Sulphur, Louisiana
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10 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2014

A very well maintained and organized museum that presents the reality of past history. Very touching to see the preservation of history that will help people to understand and not forget the reality that was no so long ago. Seeing a actual survivor working at the museum really put a human touch to the experience. Next to the Holocaust museum... More

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Spring, Texas
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2014

It is one thing to read about the Holocaust in books or see movies. But, to view the exhibits it really hits home how the people suffered. I was moved to tears on more than one occasion during the tour. Highly recommend!

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Columbus, Ohio
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40 reviews 40 reviews
8 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2014

Relatively small but excellent museum. One of the especially nice aspects is the personal artifacts from Houston family members. Unfortunately when I was there one of the major sections was closed for renovation. It was especially interesting to me because although I have not visited the museum in Washington, I have been to Auschwitz-Birkenau, and I was able to relate... More

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The Woodlands, TX
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2014

I brought my 2 kids, aged 14 and 8, to this museum on their spring break. First off, I will say that I do not suggest bringing very little kids to this museum --- first, because of the subject matter (which might require a great deal of parental explanation beforehand) and second, because of the way the exhibits are presented.... More

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Tombstone, Arizona, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2014

Very informative spot to learn even more about the holocaust and WW2. There were many facts I did not know and I have read a good deal about WW2 and seen concentration camps in person. The only downer of the trip was the tour guide that snapped at me for taking a picture without a flash of a good display... More

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San Antonio, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2014

It was a wonderful place to help you remember what happened and to remind you that it could happen again. Ignorance is bliss but not concerning things of this nature. It's a definite must see but you have to go with time and absorb everything about the small museum! Loved it and will go back.

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