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Sam Houston Memorial Museum

Address: 1836 Sam Houston Avenue, Huntsville, TX 77340
Phone Number: 936 295 1832
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Ranked #6 of 15 Attractions in Huntsville
Type: History Museums, Museums
Attraction details
Type: History Museums, Museums
Sun 12:00 pm - 4:30 pm
Tue - Sat 9:00 am - 4:30 pm

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Dallas, Texas
5 reviews 5 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2015 NEW

Very interesting. Spent about 2 hours in the museum, then another 2 hours touring the historical buildings and watching the blacksmith and pottery demonstrations. Definitely recommend!

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Hooterville, Tx
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36 reviews 36 reviews
8 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

A beautiful park, with an awesome duck pond and several historical buildings that have been moved to this common location. The museum proper is quite impressive, with a multitude of items and artifacts relating to Sam Houston and to Texas history. Loved every bit of it! Well worth the visit! Be advised, however, that the photograph of Sam Houston's grave... More 

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Huntsville, Texas, USA
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24 reviews 24 reviews
6 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014

Now there are over 80 ducks, from ducklings to old 'uns, and a whole passle of chickens. Two houses including the unique "Steamboat House", Sam's law office, blacksmith shop, pottery shed, and grounds. Sam was leader of two nations (Republic of Texas and Cherokee Nation) U.S. Congressman from Tennessee, Senator from Texas, U.S. ambassador to Indian Nations, Cherokee Ambassador to... More 

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Round Rock, Texas
13 reviews 13 reviews
6 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014

thanks to the Mayor and Chamber of Commerce my group was allowed to have a dinner served in the Rotunda. The beautiful surroundings of art and history made it a very special evening. The Museum was closedto the public while we were there!

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Huntsville, Texas
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155 reviews 155 reviews
30 attraction reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

You can start your tour by visiting the pond on a the beautiful museum grounds. Bring some bread. There are beautiful ducks (and one chicken) to be fed before moving on to the old original buildings including Sam's dog-run home, their kitchen and the house he lived in when he died. (Climb the many stairs and peek in the parlour.)... More 

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Sarasota, Florida
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50 reviews 50 reviews
19 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

Was very helpful in finding out about the area. Enjoyed the tour of the grounds, his house, and the museum. Staff very knowledgeable.

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Plano, Texas
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91 reviews 91 reviews
47 attraction reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2014

Great museum. Hosts houses in which Sam Houston actually resided. Original buildings set in a beautiful surrounding. Take a picnic and enjoy the grounds.

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Norfolk, Virginia
18 reviews 18 reviews
4 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2014

There was no diversity at the Sam Houston Memorial Museum. I know it's about Sam Houston but it should have been more minority friendly. This museum did not offer any kind of Mexican or Native American friendliness. It even made Slave owning sound like a normal profession. I posted a picture of the museum using words like Indian, instead of... More 

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The Woodlands, Texas
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33 reviews 33 reviews
6 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2014

The Sam Houston Memorial Museum, across the street from the university in Huntsville, is well worth a drive up from Houston on a weekend afternoon. There are a number of original buildings from Sam's era and the museum is exceptionally thorough and charming. A duck pond (also lots of roosters!) and a lovely park surround the buildings so is great... More 

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Benbrook, Texas
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2014

The museum's curator, Ms. Brissette, was so passionate, enthusiastic, and helpful during our visit to the museum! It made all the difference in our experience. She helped my daughter with her Sam Houston project which was greatly appreciated. We visited several museums on our tour of Texas independence sites, and Ms. Brissette was BY FAR the best curator we met.... More 

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