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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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Well done museum

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!

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 19, 2015
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Somerville, Alabama
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Somerville, Alabama
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88 reviews 88 reviews
36 attraction reviews
63 helpful votes 63 helpful votes
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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38 reviews 38 reviews
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20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
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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39 reviews 39 reviews
14 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
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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Liverpool, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2015

Spent an hour or so here. It's not a particularly large museum, but there are a range of interesting exhibits and stories. Worth a stop if you're in the area but I wouldn't go out my way to visit.

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Kenosha, Wisconsin
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76 helpful votes 76 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2015

This is a great attraction. LOTS of stories to read about the days of prison for many notorious wrong doers. There is a short video and lots of memorabilia.. including old sparky..the electric chair... plan to spend a few hours. $5 admission is a great price.

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Huntsville, Texas
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15 reviews 15 reviews
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 4, 2015

This little museum actually shows you some rather neat things from Old Sparky to contraband confiscated to things on Bonnie and Clyde. Doesn't take long to go through the place but is an excellent way to widdle a little time away and learn something new.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2014

I've visited this place before I was a Corrections officer for Texas and was in aww reading the history of TDC. I also went again the day of my graduation and seen things a lot differently..Very interesting and a great learning experience.

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Trinity, Texas
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 2014

How interesting and amazing! The gift shop was great and the displays were true to what prison life was in years past. Old Sparky is there on display too.

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