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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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10:00 am - 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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We needed something to do to get out of the heat and found this. It was fun and informative! Although the museum was small it was packed with information and history. We really... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 14, 2015
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Spring, Texas
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Spring, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2015

We needed something to do to get out of the heat and found this. It was fun and informative! Although the museum was small it was packed with information and history. We really enjoyed our visit!

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Fairfield, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2015

We enjoyed our visit to the Prison Museum. It was very informative, along with being well set up. The staff was very friendly and very helpful in providing us with information on how to get to the "Walls". Can't wait to go back when guests come to visit. We will definitely add it to sights to see.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2015

As we were driving around, my 12 year old son asked to see the museum....so we did. Glad we stop by.....it was a learner's experience and realized some of the prisoners are so well gifted unfortunately due to some bad turn in their life......they started to make unwise choices. I recommended to people who want to learn

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2015

They play a short video for you when you first get there, and it's a helpful video but I think they need to update their tv. It really takes away from the experience to have such a poor quality tv. The exhibits are fun, even for kids. The staff is friendly and helpful. Photography is allowed and they have a... More 

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Missouri City, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

If you are looking for a great place to investigate some Texas history, the Texas Prison Museum is more than fulfilling. From Ole Sparky to the Texas Prison Rodeo, there is a lot of history to be found here. The exhibits are amazing! The museum is easy access from Interstate 45 just north of Huntsville. It is very reasonably priced... More 

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The Woodlands, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2015

We liked it, having family in law enforcement we could appreciate what they endure but also a criminals life behind bars in the Texas penal system.

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Willis, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2015

It was a scorching hot day last summer and we were returning home from running errands. We'd driven past the Prison Museum dozens of times and decided to stop in and look around. The admission charge is quite inexpensive, parking is free. So glad we did .... it was much more than we expected. Packed with interesting exhibits, historical facts... More 

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Dickinson, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2015

My husband is a big fan of history and he had a great time visiting this place. The art is delightful and the history of our criminal justice system is rich in Huntsville,Texas. Do not bring kids that will not allow you to enjoy this visit. I made that mistake.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015

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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Additional Information about Texas Prison Museum

Address: 491 Hwy 75 N, Huntsville, TX 77320
Phone Number: (936) 295-2155
Location: United States  >  Texas (TX)  >  Huntsville
Open Hours:
Sunday 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Monday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Tuesday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Wednesday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Thursday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Friday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Saturday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

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