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Texas Prison Museum

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Address: 491 Hwy 75 N, Huntsville, TX 77320
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+1 936-295-2155
12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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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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Interesting insight into Texan prisons

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!

Reviewed July 9, 2016
Christi T
Huntsville, Texas
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Huntsville, Texas
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91 reviews
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Reviewed July 9, 2016

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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Reviewed July 7, 2016

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 

1 Thank Johnny O
Zagreb, Croatia
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25 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed June 26, 2016

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 

1 Thank Lily019
Aberdeen, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 85 helpful votes
Reviewed June 23, 2016

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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Houston, Texas
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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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Reviewed June 9, 2016 via mobile

When I heard there was a prison museum, I didn't know how to react. We took a chance and went over. Everyone was friendly. The displays were very interesting. I enjoyed the displays of the inmates work. I was touched by the photos of victims families, their reaction and the response from those sentenced to death. Worth your while

1 Thank C M
Clyde, Texas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed June 8, 2016

Recommend for history enthusiasts. Took about 2 hours to go through and that's reading everything. The layout is designed well and the chronological order of events really spells out the history of the prison. I was enthralled with Bonnie and Clyde's .45 auto on display. Very impressive.

2 Thank rachelweiser
Charters Towers, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed June 6, 2016 via mobile

Very interesting stop between Dallas and Houston. Great to see the Texas Corrections history and view 'old sparky'. Well worth a look if you have an hour to spare.

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Sugar Land
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Reviewed April 22, 2016 via mobile

I was there about 3 years back and the item I bought from this place is still shining as a brand new item. I love this place and I will recommend them to anyone.

Thank Joseph O
United States
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Reviewed April 19, 2016 via mobile

Small museum with entrance fee of $5pp regular with discounts for students, seniors and military. The museum covers the TX prison system and highlights several interesting topics: escapes, famous inmates, confiscated weapons, prison rodeo, executions. The displays are well laid out. You can even see "Sparky", the electric chair, and an example of a prison cell. This museum is unique... More 

1 Thank pasherry

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