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Holocaust Museum Houston

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Address: 5401 Caroline St, Houston, TX 77004-6804
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+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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A close friend and I spent a few hours here. It was interesting to see the way the museum portrays the past. It is a heart wrenching story but must be told. It is done tastefully... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 5 days ago
Margaree, Nova Scotia, Canada
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Margaree, Nova Scotia, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

A close friend and I spent a few hours here. It was interesting to see the way the museum portrays the past. It is a heart wrenching story but must be told. It is done tastefully and with respect. The photos and artifacts shared certainly bring home the cruelty of the holocaust, which no one wants to discuss most times.... More 

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Madrid, Spain
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We went with my students and the tour guide was extremely knowledgeable. There´s a train car to visit outside, and a memorial that´s a must-see.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This visit was very sobering when you realize the persecution suffered simply because of one's race/belief. I recommend either a guided tour or they also have a cellphone audio tour that I didn't know about until I had already walked through. I learned some things that I did not previously know about the holocaust and was able to pick up... More 

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Port Arthur, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

this is a great place to take the kids to learn a little bit of history its sad looking at some of the picture but a great experience

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Houston, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I was very taken back by what I saw. I learned about the concentration camps in school, but nothing can prepare you for what you learn in the Museum. I recommend it to everyone. It will educate you on the the real evils of this world.

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Houston, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Holocaust Memorial Museum of Houston is a brilliant expose' of photos, film footage, and reproductions of the most disturbing tragedy of the 20th Century. It shares the timeline from the early days of the Nazis rise to power to their fall bringing the culmination of that era to modern times.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We decided to walk through the museum on our own. I left with such a heavy heart. I would recommend the exhibit if you're ever in the Houston area. Bring Kleenex.

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Houston, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We knew from the history books how bad this event was but until we visited we could not comprehend the enormity of it all. The stories and the pictures shown really effected us. Amy was our docent and she was excellent. Our tour was 1 hour and 45 minutes long. It was a large group of people. Taking the tour... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Good location. Have been to other similar museums and this one met our expectations. Good overview of nazism and the holocaust with Houston connections. Friendly and helpful staff. Recignized some of the pictures which are also displayed in Auschwitz and Berlin. Necessary reminder that it could happen again.

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Anchorage, Alaska
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The Holocaust Museum Houston is extremely well curated and very compelling. I have been to the Holocaust museum in Washington DC twice, and in visiting the Houston museum, came away with having learned new information and a different perspective. The new exhibit, the Pinchas Gutter three dimensional interactive survivor interview, is an amazing opportunity to learn about the Holocaust through... More 

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