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Texas Prison Museum

Open Now: 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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It was not as big as big as I would have thought but it was interesting. The items you can buy are... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
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Entertaining history

The prison museum shows a real history of Huntsville, Texas. This has some interesting artifacts... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Huntsville, Texas
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Learn about the Texas prison system including an exhibit of the electric chair dubbed "Old Sparky".
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491 State Highway 75 N, Huntsville, TX 77320-1119
+1 936-295-2155
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

It was not as big as big as I would have thought but it was interesting. The items you can buy are made by the Texas prisoners which was interesting as well.

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The prison museum shows a real history of Huntsville, Texas. This has some interesting artifacts and stories of what made this prison town.

Thank dabeaty68
Reviewed August 18, 2018

Very interesting and educational exhibits and great tribute to the men and women that serve! Combine with visit to HEARTS Veterans Musuem next door.

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Reviewed August 17, 2018

We really discover the prison and we learned a lot like the story of Bonnie and Clyde, the process of execution now and before with the electric chair very interesting visit.

Thank coastalrm47
Reviewed August 10, 2018

This place is filled with photos and some printed material that explains what you are looking at. There is also memorabilia and artifacts from about 150 years of the Texas Prison System, but it only takes 45 minutes to an hour to have pretty thoroughly...More

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Reviewed August 6, 2018

I'm glad we went, I had been wanting to stop at this museum for a while now. The museum is quite small but has lots of displays, stories and artifacts.

Thank Pamela R
Reviewed August 6, 2018

I worked Texas Prison 1985 - 1996 a visit here brought back a lot of memories. it is a big part of Texas History. if your travailing through you should by and visit the museum. the people working there are great

Thank gil m
Reviewed July 13, 2018 via mobile

We all really enjoyed this museum. Even though its small it really has a lot to look at. You first eatch a short little film then ealk around the museum. They have old sparky-the electric chair, items from Bonnie and Clyde. Prison rodeo items, and...More

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Reviewed July 11, 2018 via mobile

This museum is very interesting the staff was so helpful and nice. I will be coming to the museum it might be small but has lots of information

Thank Justin S
Reviewed June 27, 2018

This place documents and portrays prison life within the state of Texas, with particular mention of the chronology of their death penalty. I went solely to get a photograph of Old Sparky, but managed to stay about an hour for the wealth of information about...More

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Response from Goldilocks0613 | Reviewed this property |
Admission Fees Adults: $5.00 Children 6 to 17: $3.00 Children under 6: Free Seniors (60+), TDCJ employees, and TDCJ Retirees: $4.00 (ID card required) SHSU students: $4.00 (student ID card required) Active Military: $4.00... More