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Texas Prison Museum

491 Hwy 75 N, Huntsville, TX 77320
+1 936-295-2155
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Very Interesting & Informative

Was planning on seeing this while in the area. It was a great history lesson for learning about the... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Tim F
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A must see museum

Not many things to visit on I-45 but this was a good one. The fee is reasonable. The museum is... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Baytown, Texas
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Learn about the Texas prison system including an exhibit of the electric chair dubbed "Old Sparky".
  • Excellent55%
  • Very good41%
  • Average3%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible0%
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491 Hwy 75 N, Huntsville, TX 77320
+1 936-295-2155
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Was planning on seeing this while in the area. It was a great history lesson for learning about the Texas DOC and their past. You are able to see the real electric ⚡️ chair on display as well as learn about the process and the...More

Thank Tim F
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Not many things to visit on I-45 but this was a good one. The fee is reasonable. The museum is quite small but offers lots of information. They even have a gift shop. My whole family enjoyed it.

Thank m0ssy0ak
Reviewed 5 days ago

Stopped off here on our drive from Houston to Dallas. Very interesting museum with lots of real life stories to tell about death row inmates, their crimes, their families, photos etc. Lots of items on display made by the inmates e.g. furniture, weapons, chess boards,...More

Thank T D B
Reviewed 6 days ago

Wanted to get a little sight seeing in while on University tour so we stopped by this museum on our way. I found it interesting to see how the prisons has changed over the years and to see some of the notes some of the...More

Thank Pia S
Reviewed 1 week ago

Great place especially if you like corrections or law enforcement. There have a lot of things to see. Worth stopping to see.

Thank Tracie Lynn S
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Very helpful and friendly staff. Fun place to go and see things. $5.00 admission. Well worth a stop. Children friendly too.

Thank MrsAgiedc
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

There's so much History!! Being a Corrections officer for TDCJ it opens your eyes to a lot of stuff!!

Thank Shiela I
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Myself being about to retire with 30 years in North Carolina Corrections this was a great visit for me. It was great to see all the exhibits from early prison life to "OLD SPARKY" the electric chair. Enjoyed seeing the exhibit on the Texas Prison...More

Thank Wade_Moseley
Reviewed June 11, 2017

Many interesting items including the pearl handled pistol Bonnie had in her lap when she was killed with Clyde, Tommy gun, Prison Rodeo artifacts, items made by prisoners as art and to escape. Many written articles to read and "Old Sparky" the actual electric chair...More

Thank 4Mack
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Reviewed June 6, 2017 via mobile

Loved watching my sons face as he looked at all the pictures and read on Texas history. Great experience! Lots of interesting facts with experienced staff! Well worth the money!

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March 6, 2016|
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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