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Sam Houston Memorial Museum

1836 Sam Houston Avenue, Huntsville, TX 77340
936 295 1832
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Ranked #5 of 13 attractions in Huntsville
Type: History Museums
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Plano, Texas
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35 reviews 35 reviews
17 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 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
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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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Houston
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15 reviews 15 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 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
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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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Huntsville Texas
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21 reviews 21 reviews
13 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2014

To see Santa Ana's saddle and sword, lots about Sam Houston and outside on the grounds wonderful original buildings and frequent demonstrations by museum staff of cooking, metal work, clothes-- spectacular. They even re-enacted Sam's funeral!

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Huntsville, Texas
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35 reviews 35 reviews
3 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2013

The museum has a broad range of interesting artifacts and history about and related to Sam Houston. On the grounds are the Steamboat House and the The Woodlands Home amidst beautiful surroundings. The museum is part of Sam Houston State University and is right across the street from the main campus, which is a wonderful. Check out the museum's website... More

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HOOVER
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64 reviews 64 reviews
22 attraction reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2013

If you are in Huntsville, then you should go by and visit - and eat down the street at the Smokehouse. Very well taken care of it. We stopped for just a minute on a Sunday morning and took some pictures and then carried on with our day to other places in Huntsville.

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Huntsville texas
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10 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2013

Nice brief stop for a short walk in woods to see the largest statue of a person except for the statue of liberty ,just across the road is a beautiful state park ,nice trails picnic area, occasionally you can spot an alligator in the lake. In town the Sam Houston museum has a great collection of texas history artifacts worth... More

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2013 via mobile

We stopped by at 9:30 on Monday morning. There was some kind of marching band thing going on next door, so there was not one single parking place to be had at the museum. There was even a museum truck in one of the spots. Since we couldn't park, we were going to move on, but we found that you... More

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Huntsville, Texas
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2013

This museum houses a collection of Houston artifacts second to none, as well as taking its educational responsibilities very seriously, with exhibits and programs throughout the year. Beautifully situated in the center of Huntsville, with grand old trees and a lake with water fowl, a visit at the museum in the park is time well-spent.

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