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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 14 Attractions in Huntsville
Type: History Museums
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Huntsville, Texas
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103 reviews 103 reviews
24 attraction reviews
30 helpful votes 30 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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10 helpful votes 10 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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72 reviews 72 reviews
39 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 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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18 reviews 18 reviews
4 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 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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25 reviews 25 reviews
5 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 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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24 reviews 24 reviews
15 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 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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51 helpful votes 51 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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25 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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29 reviews 29 reviews
18 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 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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