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National Museum of Funeral History

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Address: 415 Barren Springs Dr, Houston, TX 77090-5918
Phone Number: 281-876-3063
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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
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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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Wonderful educational experience

While in the Houston area with friends, we visited this museum and found it to be a very interesting and a very educational experience. Not knowing what to expect, we found a... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
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New Braunfels, Texas
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New Braunfels, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

While in the Houston area with friends, we visited this museum and found it to be a very interesting and a very educational experience. Not knowing what to expect, we found a great deal of pictures and information regarding past presidents funerals as well as several rooms devoted to the passing of Popes and all the rituals regarding their passing.... More 

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Collierville, TN
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

If you love history; if you like old vehicles; this is an amazing place to visit. There is also an incredible section on papal history and ceremonies. Went for a quick visit and stayed over 2 hours. Could have stayed longer.

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Magnolia, Texas, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This is a great way to learn about funerals, dating from the Civil War to the present. There is a forensic set-up showing how embalming was done during the Civil War. There are examples of coffins and hearses from different eras and cultures. There is a section that explains Dia de Muertos honoring the dead. Too much to list. Plan... More 

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Baytown, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

My Mom wanted to go here and I was hesitant but after going I loved the experience. A lot of interesting information about the industry. Loved the history! Actually this was back in 2011

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Thank maggielovesfun
Houston, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Explore the history of the Funeral Homes at this interesting place. They have done a good job of explaining the history of the Funeral for those who have an interest.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

If you're interested in quirky museums this is the place for you. The museum is a short drive outside of the Houston city limits, but is different than any museum. When you walk in you see a fleet of different hearse's and can explore different funerary practices. The last time I was there they even had an exhibit on mummification.

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Fort Worth, Texas, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

If you like celebrity, fashion, cultures, science, manufacturing, military, art, etc there is something for you to see.

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Village Mills, TX
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We were looking for something to fill a time slot and saw this--so glad we went! This is not a gruesome place to visit at all; much to the contrary. The museum contains lots of info on presidential funerals; the hearse that carried two presidents was on the premises as well as the one that carried Princess Grace of Monaco.

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Houston
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is in an out of the way location, but is a very interesting place to visit. One of the more interesting displays, is of caskets from numerous locations around the world.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We're all going there, but how is where this museum comes in. The vehicle displays are exceptional for the car buffs and historian alike. International and historic funerary practices are highlighted and explained nicely. Particularly interesting is the manner in which popes 'move on'. A great and informative way to keep older kids amused.

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