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Texas Prison Museum

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Address: 491 Hwy 75 N, Huntsville, TX 77320
Phone Number: (936) 295-2155
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12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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Sun 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Mon - Sat 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Activities: Group tours/walking tour
Description: Learn about the Texas prison system including an exhibit of the electric...
Learn about the Texas prison system including an exhibit of the electric chair dubbed "Old Sparky".
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Interesting and informative

Stopped here on a whim and was glad that we did. The displays are interesting as are the backstories that go along with them. They have a nice display of souvenirs, some of... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 21, 2015
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015 NEW

Stopped here on a whim and was glad that we did. The displays are interesting as are the backstories that go along with them. They have a nice display of souvenirs, some of which are made by the prisoners. The entry fee was inexpensive and plenty of free parking.

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Spring, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2015

I was amazed at all the facts that are shared in this museum. We were greeted by two very helpful young ladies and then shown an optional film which was great. Highly recommend history buffs go and enjoy the Texas facts and see how far the prison system has come!

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Houston, Canada
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61 reviews 61 reviews
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23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2015

Beautiful, new, modern building just off interstate 45 offers everything you ever wanted to know about the Texas prison system.

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Austin, Texas
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2015

I was expecting a little bit more but for a small museum it was very educational. The staff was friendly and knowledgable and the price to get in was very inexpensive.

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Houston, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015

It you're a history buff, or just interested in the prison system or law enforcement, you should check it out. Not very big, but there is a lot of history there. And definitely worth the $5 admission.

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Somerville, Alabama
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015

Very well done, quite captivating. Lots of information to read with lots to look at too. Made me want to read more about it when I get home!

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longview, tx
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2015 via mobile

My husband and I took the time to look at the photos and read the information displayed. We enjoyed the history and exhibits including confiscated contraband, handcrafted matchstick art, carvings, sketches, Old Sparky, and various other items made by inmates. Our teenagers moved through the museum more quickly. They enjoyed seeing the weapons made from toilet paper and reading about... More 

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Nijmegen
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2015

This is a really nice museum about the life then and now at Huntsville Prison. We started with an informative video so you get a pretty good idea ho wit was then and now. Then lots of information and stuff about life in prison and great stories, also about Bonny&Clyde who where embushed there and shot to death. You can... More 

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Tralee, Ireland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2015

This is a pleasant little museum About 6 bucks in Plenty Parking It has the original Texas electric chair there Old sparky Mock up cell too Well worth seeing Huntsville prison up the road too

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Texas prison museum has the old electric chair and several dioramas as well as information on the infamous guests at the prison.

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