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National Museum of Funeral History

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Address: 415 Barren Springs Dr, Houston, TX 77090-5918
Phone Number: +1 281-876-3063
10:00 am - 4:00 pm
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Sun 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Mon - Fri 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Sat 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Fee: Yes

This museum, owned by a funeral company, houses the largest collection of...

This museum, owned by a funeral company, houses the largest collection of funereal artifacts in the U.S., traces the history of funeral services, displays historic hearses and provides memorabilia from funerals of the famous, such as Dwight Eisenhower, Martin Luther King Jr., John F. Kennedy and Elvis Presley.

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We were looking for a museum or site to take a few hours and came across this. Our macabre spirits got the best of us and we went with low expectations but we're pleasantly... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 days ago
Baltimore, Maryland
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Baltimore, Maryland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

We were looking for a museum or site to take a few hours and came across this. Our macabre spirits got the best of us and we went with low expectations but we're pleasantly surprised. The 9/11 memorial inclusive of funeral sign in books from across the country were great to look in. The recognition of the care that goes... More 

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Houston, Texas
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Very interesting place to visit, with a large collection of vehicles used in this business. A number of other interesting artifact and displays about funeral items.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

A very unusual place and stunning exhibition. Do not mix it if you are in the area - unique and very well doen

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Houston, Texas
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I'm torn, because I found some things really interesting and others, no so interesting. I'm not sure what I was expecting, but the museum didn't really meet whatever it was. Glad we visited, but probably won't be back.

Thank KaciB123
Houston, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Museum was a lot better than I had thought. Very interesting what is available, Funeral Cars, Carts and info on Presidents, Pope Hollywood and Musical stars. Plan on being there for awhile. Cute Gift shop also..

Thank Virgil P
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A must see if you are in Houston. Awesome collection of Hearses past and present. See how funerals are held through different cultures. One room is dedicated to famous people and how they passed away. Even a 9/11 section. This is a very big museum with plenty of detail. Staff is friendly. Can’t wait to go back.

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Pearland, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We spent four hours here, so needless to say we found it very interesting. It's not what you might think. They have a hearse from many time periods, including the one from Grace Kelly. There is an area devoted to well known people, including copies of their death certificate. There is an area devoted to presidential funerals, the education of... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Amazing items and great history lesson. I highly recommend this museum. It is very unusual from the tools used to perform prepping the bodies to the series of vehicles used in the funeral processions. I loved the jewelry made from hair. Very cool.

Thank Kimberly124
McComb, Mississippi
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 2, 2016 via mobile

I mean, you can kind of tell what you are getting yourself into by the name of the museum, but it is very bizarre. There are a lot of bittersweet displays in there from a coffin for 3 to children's coffins to a room dedicated to celebrities who are no longer with us. Definitely a very unique place to go.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 1, 2016

When we were told about this museum, we knew we had to go. We thought we would be one of a few odd tourists but the place was gettijng traffic. And they had a gift shop They have an exhibit on burying popes and presidents. You get insight into rituals from around the world. The whole experience was just so... More 

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