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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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Went with my child's 4th grade class as a field trip. The students rotated through four of the buildings, each with a guide dressed in period clothing. The grounds are... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 3 days ago
Swins222
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The Woodlands, Texas
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The Woodlands, Texas
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16 reviews
6 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Went with my child's 4th grade class as a field trip. The students rotated through four of the buildings, each with a guide dressed in period clothing. The grounds are immaculately kept. There are chickens and roosters roaming around. The students were served a sample of Dutch oven popped corn after they visited the kitchen building. This was a fun,... More 

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Atlanta, Georgia, United States
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64 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

It was $5 for adults and I would the price as worth it. There were many neat things to look at inside the museum, especially several firearms and swords. There was also a cool leopard vest that once belonged to Houston. There was a gift shop, but we didn't have time to see it before the museum closed. Give yourself... More 

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Thank Andrea G
Conroe, TX
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We visited the cemetary where Sam Houston and his wife are buried ( in downtown Huntsville). It is well kept, with lots of historical markers posted around the cemetary. We spent about 30 minutes walking around, and could have spent more if it were not so cold. Across the road is the site of Houston's home "Steamboat House". Nice visit... More 

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Thank Goldilocks0613
Vidor, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

If you like Texas history, this is a must-see. Lots of buildings from Sam Houston's life. There's a lovely visitors center as well. The ground dsl are hilly and lovely. Do t miss this if you're in Huntsville.

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Thank sally8363
Texas
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109 reviews
14 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2015

This is an excellent museum. Very helpful work staff. I thoroughly enjoyed learning new facts & reviewing often read history of our great Sam Houston.

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Thank MAM S
Mobile, Alabama
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 271 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2015

Great museum and grounds! We stopped by and saw so much history of San Houston including his personal items. The museum building itself is absolutely gorgeous and well maintained. Outside grounds are a nice way to spend some time exploring on a nice day. The museum curator was at the front desk when we were visiting and he was excellent!... More 

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Thank pnkgirl
Alamo
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2015

I love visiting landmarks and historical sites and this one did not disappoint. I admit, I wasn't expecting much. This place had it all. Inside -- 3 different exhibits showcasing Sam Houston's Life pre-Texas, fighting for freedom and governing, and latter days. As if the extensive collection wasn't enough, a stroll of the grounds reveals his last home, law office... More 

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Thank Lambert C
G-Patch, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015 via mobile

We weren't too sure what to expect, so we were pleasantly surprised by the simple beauty of Sam Houston's homesite. Just standing on the property and seeing where he and his family lived— and where Houston died— is so moving. When we were there, it was raining, so we had the grounds pretty much to ourselves. It only made it... More 

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Nacogdoches, Texas
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28 reviews
14 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015

This lovely museum offers guests an opportunity to see how important Sam Houston was to the founding of the greatest state in the USA. Staff knowledgeable. Bring your students. Wear comfortable shoes. Plan a picnic.

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Thank LouAnn D
Fairfield, Texas
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21 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2015

After watching the series on History Channel, we enjoyed the museum even more. It was very informative, as well as the buildings on the grounds. Only complaint would be that handouts were not available at that time as they were out. Also, no magnets on the museum itself were available for purchase. We collect!

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