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National Museum of Funeral History

Closed Now: 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Open today: 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
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It Puts the "Fun" in Funeral Museums

We were looking for things to do in Houston while visiting family. We came across the museum via... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Hutchinson, Kansas
Dying to Visit this place!

Enjoyed this place. Lots of national and international history. Wanted to visit the site where Bush... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Houston, Texas
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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...more
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415 Barren Springs Dr, Houston, TX 77090-5918
+1 281-876-3063
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Reviewed 4 days ago

We were looking for things to do in Houston while visiting family. We came across the museum via TripAdvisor. We took a shot and were completely delighted by our visit! It was easy to find, very reasonably priced and very clean. The exhibits were interesting...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank paulgalicea
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Enjoyed this place. Lots of national and international history. Wanted to visit the site where Bush was just buried. This was a great alternative. Will suggest that numbers be posted to cross reference to needed floorplan. Worth the trip.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank JillL511
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

As a group we expected to take about an hour to 90min here. Every corner you round there's more to explore and every piece is interesting. It's a great place to learn about how death has been celebrated over centuries and different cultures. It also...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Hyperbemily
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Whenever we have friends come to town, we put this on the list. Everyone is hesitant but after visit they cant stop talking about all the different vehicles and especially the pope exibit.

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank Furnman61
Reviewed December 11, 2018

Interesting exhibits. Learned a lot about different cultures & funeral(s). Enjoyed the visit but really didn't expect them to contact us about our own funeral arrangements after the visit.

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank Raven288
Reviewed December 3, 2018 via mobile

I didn’t know what to expect from this museum but everything was displayed with dignity and respect. I learned some things about the process of death in the U. S. I wish they looked at more cultures than the Egyptians and Mexicans. The Japanese were...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Melodycthomas
Reviewed November 21, 2018 via mobile

This was an interesting little museum-quirky, unusual. It was part funeral history and part information about dead people to be honest. Lots of hearses, which were interesting, as well as international traditions, and a big section on presidential funerals and the burial of the pope....More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank acadonnelly
Reviewed November 16, 2018 via mobile

Really interesting place that is not the same old thing. Lots of historical and cultural exhibits related to funeral history. Many horse drawn and motorized hearses of all types. Many coffin and embalming exhibits from around the world. Authentic pieces from presidential funerals with historical...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank 210jodih
Reviewed November 14, 2018

Visited the museum 2 days ago killing time before we went to the airport. The exhibit is not morbid but rater informative and covered such topics as What is a basket case? What are the rites involved in burying a Pope? Information on Presidential funerals,...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank bigyellowdogmum
Reviewed November 11, 2018 via mobile

Not knowing what to expect we entered the museum through the gift shop and were immediately intrigued. There were a large selection of hearses from the past 125 years and a large gallery of celebrity and historical funeral items. There was a gallery just for...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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Vicki H
February 9, 2016|
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Response from TheodensQueen | Reviewed this property |
So you know, it's not a big building nor does it "stand out" (unless you were looking for it, you might not notice it). It's tucked away in a residential neighborhood, but a few blocks from the main drag. It's best... More
Vicki H
February 9, 2016|
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Response from Patti M | Reviewed this property |
Hi! I believe it's $10 for adults...I'm a senior and I think I paid $9.00. And yes, they do accept credit cards! As far as food, I didn't see a café or anything onsite, but a number of restaurants are nearby. It's Houston... More