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Holocaust Museum Houston

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Neighborhood: The Museum District
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Address: 5401 Caroline St, Houston, TX 77004-6804
Phone Number: +1 713-942-8000
10:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Sun 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Mon - Fri 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Sat 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Fee: No

The Holocaust Museum Houston educates visitors about prejudice and...

The Holocaust Museum Houston educates visitors about prejudice and tolerance. You can see archival film, a Danish rescue boat and a World War II railcar used to transport victims to concentration camps.

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This museum was a must see. Off the beaten trail of other activities, but once you find it, it's worth the visit. Saw/heard videos in the auditorium (like a movie/documentary... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
Cynthia S
Saint Louis, Missouri
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Saint Louis, Missouri
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

This museum was a must see. Off the beaten trail of other activities, but once you find it, it's worth the visit. Saw/heard videos in the auditorium (like a movie/documentary) of the survivors. Was very moving, telling. At times brought tears to your eyes, but is a story that MUST be told and NEVER FORGOTTEN. I put this first on... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

This is such a sad story. It is well worth going to see it. We have only been once but recommend everyone to go.

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Clearwater, Florida
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I thought it was just ok. There is a self guided audio tour that was good, but I thought the exhibits were just ok. The exhibits were mainly photographs and seemed to only focus on Jewish victims and almost completely almost entirely ignored other groups that suffered.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

What a wonderful experience. I truly thought I new about the holocaust when I actually only knew so little. It is a sad place remembering all those that were lost, but so glad I came.

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Lenexa, KS
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Well done presentation of video and photography. In my opinion the museum displayed a very limited number of artifacts, which is a primary reason to go to the museum. However, be sure to not pass by the outside exhibits which includes the railcar. Also, not being from Houston, I had less interest in the connection between the Holocaust and Houston.... More 

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Walnut Creek, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

As with any museum associated with the horrific realities of the holocaust (we've visited some in Europe as well), this exhibit is a soulful, somber experience. It is also a sobering reminder of the fact that humans all to often continue down this gruesome path and of the watch one should be on to help prevent it. This museum provides... More 

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Austin, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Small but powerful. Plenty to read. More pictures and literature than items but that's enough. The pictures are haunting. Park is tricky in the museum district.

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Houston, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The museum is about telling the story of the families and children. Remembering them is honoring them. Obviously the subject matter difficult to look at, but so important to remember. It stays with you in a way that changes your heart and the way you look at the world.... Amazing!

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Lubbock, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We have visited many Holocaust museums (including the Auschwitz camps in Poland) so we are always interested in seeing how different museums convey the message. We were still able to learn new information from the Houston Holocaust Museum and thought they did a nice job with the layout of the building. It was also interesting to see the boat and... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This museum is gut wrenching. You really need some quiet time to process it all. It's NOT fun for all the family. It's a horrific past reality that we do not want to repeat although it has never really stopped, only the dictator's faces have changed.

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