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Sam Houston Memorial Museum

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Address: 1836 Sam Houston Avenue, Huntsville, TX 77340
Phone Number: 936 295 1832
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9:00 am - 4:30 pm
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Sun 12:00 pm - 4:30 pm
Tue - Sat 9:00 am - 4:30 pm

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Insightful and entertaining

This is a great place to learn about Sam Houston's life, and also to learn about the intricacies of Tejas and Texas's process of independence from Mexico and joining the Union... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 22, 2015
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San Francisco, California
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San Francisco, California
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64 reviews 64 reviews
28 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015 NEW

This is a great place to learn about Sam Houston's life, and also to learn about the intricacies of Tejas and Texas's process of independence from Mexico and joining the Union. The historical interpreters in the village provide a realistic description of the day-to-day life of white settlers.

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Houston, Texas
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015

I really enjoyed walking through here and seeing all the history relating to Sam Houston. From his law office, to the house where his children were born, the house where we died and his funeral was held and so much more!!! Definitely a place that all Texans and history buffs should visit.

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19 reviews 19 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015

We spent 3 hours reading every display. They had a lot of actual pieces from Houston and his family, more than the typical stuff. We're from NY so there was a lot of family info and Texas Insight that was new to us. We'll worth the stop.

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Senior Reviewer
10 reviews 10 reviews
4 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

The first thing I noticed about this museum was the kilt that belonged to Sam. There was a lot of relevant information and this museum has a fee and you are given a tag to wear so that you can get into the other building. i enjoyed it very much.

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Brazil, Indiana
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40 attraction reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2015

This is a great area to explore Sam Houston. Tow houses on the property plus museum. We sent Sunday afternoon walking around the area. I greatly admire Sam Houston after learning more about him. Small fee.

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Dallas, Texas
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7 reviews 7 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2015

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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45 reviews 45 reviews
13 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 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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28 reviews 28 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
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22 reviews 22 reviews
10 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
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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185 reviews 185 reviews
38 attraction reviews
52 helpful votes 52 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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