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Sam Houston Memorial Museum

1836 Sam Houston Avenue, Huntsville, TX 77340
936 295 1832
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Ranked #6 of 15 Attractions in Huntsville
Type: History Museums
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Huntsville, Texas, USA
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17 reviews 17 reviews
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5 helpful votes 5 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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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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30 attraction reviews
34 helpful votes 34 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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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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83 reviews 83 reviews
46 attraction reviews
30 helpful votes 30 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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The Woodlands, Texas
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29 reviews 29 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
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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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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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3 attraction reviews
54 helpful votes 54 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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