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“Quirky little museum.”

National Museum of Funeral History
Ranked #14 of 299 things to do in Houston
Certificate of Excellence
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Fee: Yes
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Owner description: This museum, owned by a funeral company, houses the largest collection of funereal artifacts in the U.S., traces the history of funeral services, displays historic hearses and provides memorabilia from funerals of the famous, such as Dwight Eisenhower, Martin Luther King Jr., John F. Kennedy and Elvis Presley.
Houston
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“Quirky little museum.”
Reviewed August 6, 2012

It's worth an hour of your time if you're in the area. How many times to you get a chance to say you've been to a funeral museum? Some of the hearses are amazing.

Visited September 2011
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“SO INTERESTING!”
Reviewed July 31, 2012

Though you might think this might be a little creepy; its really not. The whole museum is in good taste and very interesting and entertaining. Definitely something different!

Visited July 2012
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Dallas area
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“'Gotta check out this one!”
Reviewed July 22, 2012

I've been here twice ... the second time to take my daughter who had heard about it and just HAD to see it. This is an amazing place. I'm not sure how to describe it. There are vintage hearses; all kinds of coffins. 'A section on the art of embalming from Egyptian times to Victorian times. 'A nice section on the death of popes and the burial of John Paul II. 'Folk art coffins. 'A section on Presidential burials. I know all this sounds macabre (sp?) but its not. It's just fascinating! If you ever get the chance to drop by here by all means take the time to go. It's just a few blocks off I45 north of Houston (Airtex Drive exit). Its not expensive ($10.00/adult). It's well worth your time and quite amazing. The gift shop is fun.

Visited July 2012
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Houston, Texas
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“Not Into Stuffy Museums? Try this!”
Reviewed July 16, 2012

Just go....you'll be amazed at the collection of coffins & funeral histories!

Visited May 2012
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“Sounds creepy but it's really cool”
Reviewed June 28, 2012

The awesome old hearses along are worth the visit. They have some awesome memorabilia, especially the caskets made in Africa!

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