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Texas Prison Museum

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Address: 491 Hwy 75 N, Huntsville, TX 77320
Phone Number: (936) 295-2155
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Learn about the Texas prison system including an exhibit of the electric...

Learn about the Texas prison system including an exhibit of the electric chair dubbed "Old Sparky".

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A Must See

Fascinating and riveting. An eye opener to anyone not familiar with the Texas prison system. Extremely affordable with group discounts.

5 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Fascinating and riveting. An eye opener to anyone not familiar with the Texas prison system. Extremely affordable with group discounts.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Very well taken care of museum was a little on the small side but still took about an hour to see everything. Worth going to if you're in the area or passing through. It's also worth driving to "The Walls Unit" after seeing the museum.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Very information about the way of life in prisons, various persons that have been in Texas prisons and so much more.

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Maplewood, NJ
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I grew up in Huntsville and went to this museum for the first time yesterday. What a surprise! The exhibits give you a historical perspective of Texas prisons and the reforms made over the last 60 years. I loved the very moving photography exhibit of "last words" of prisoners on death row. I totally recommend an hour's visit to the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This was a really interesting museum. An insight into the Texas Prison System. Some of the most interesting items were the Prison Rodeo Artifacts and the collection of weapons they had confiscated.

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1 Thank Chad W
Huntsville, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Wonderful place to visit to learn more about our Texas prison system. Great place to take kids to let them see where people end up if the don't obey the law!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My wife and I and my brother were there today. Lot's of interesting history of life behind bars for both the inmates and the Prison staff. Amazing to see what the inmates can make out of every day items such as match sticks , soap and wood. Wish they would have used these talents outside because they are VERY good.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Really interesting and unusual experience to have a peek in life behind the bars. Nice little place with lots of interesting exhibits and informations about history of institution, life in prison both of prisoners and people who worked there and evolvement of penitentiary system. The place is small and visit lasts 2-3 hours max. It's permitted to film everything. There... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Such an interesting experience - all sorts of exhibits about the history of the institution & the people who worked there, were incarcerated there, & suffered at the hands of those incarcerated. Some beautiful pieces in the gift shop which showcase prisoners' work. Wasn't sure about 'Old Sparky' & other death row related exhibits, although I appreciate all aspects of... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2016

I take my government students here and being doing so the last year..they have a good time and learn!

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