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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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Hours:
Sun 12:00 pm - 4:30 pm
Tue - Sat 9:00 am - 4:30 pm

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Sam was a Scot.

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 18, 2015
Steve B
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English first
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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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55 reviews 55 reviews
33 attraction reviews
34 helpful votes 34 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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6 reviews 6 reviews
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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36 reviews 36 reviews
8 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 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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24 reviews 24 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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18 reviews 18 reviews
10 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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
38 helpful votes 38 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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54 reviews 54 reviews
19 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 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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91 reviews 91 reviews
47 attraction reviews
33 helpful votes 33 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
5 helpful votes 5 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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