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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
9:00 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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It was a very emotional trip. Learned alot about the people that existed back then and the way they was treated. Now I truly understand the star of David. Would like to take my... read more

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

It was a very emotional trip. Learned alot about the people that existed back then and the way they was treated. Now I truly understand the star of David. Would like to take my kids there one day.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

I liked it. There were lots of information to know about the Jews in Europe and Nazi's existence at that time.

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The tour was good , very informative for visitor from out of town. May use a little more sculpture outside building.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

IT is not as big or in detail as the Museum in washington but you can get a Docent led tour which adds to the experience. Shows what can happen if hatred, apathy are allowed to grow

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

My family and I decided to check out the museum Saturday morning. It was very informative and moving visit. I was brought to tears and really enjoyed the visit. Many Houston area survivors spoke in a video.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I came across this museum by chance while walking in the area and am so glad I did. The story of the holocaust is well told through historical facts interweaved with personal stories of those affected by the tragedy. It was informative but more importantly moving. The staff were welcoming, knowledgeable and helpful and added to an already good experience.... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We did not know what to expect, but there were survivors there that explained what we were seeing. I learned so much and the experience really moved the entire family. It makes you feel truly blessed for what you have

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 30, 2016 via mobile

I just didn't know how a Holocaust museum in Houston would be. However, it was a very respectful museum that doesn't allow pictures on the inside and flows you through the history with a perspective from Jewish houstonians tied to the holocaust. It leaves you feeling somber but is set up beautifully.

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 28, 2016

The Holocaust Museum is near the Museum of Natural Science. The museum provides a history of antisemitism and the events that occurred during World War II. There is a gallery that has some interesting paintings. If you don’t decide see the film at the end of the museum you can be in and out of the museum in under an... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 23, 2016

I've visited a number of Holocaust Museums in Europe and the USA, and I have to admit surprise at finding such a good museum in Houston. It commemorates the Holocaust via survivors who are (or were) Houston residents and does it thoroughly and without fanfare. Guides provide visitors with the context as well as the history. Highly recommended.

Thank Colin S

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