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“Not really eerie but instead it was a path down history lane and memories.”

National Museum of Funeral History
Ranked #15 of 318 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.
Reviewed August 26, 2012

I learned a lot about the order of the popes. The large area on the presidents was absolutely enriching. Yes there were a large variety of hearses. Some were specifically designed for special needs. The new section on recent deaths in history was a wonderful tribute. And as always, a look at the makings of Arlington National Cemetary was moving. And... If you want to know where the term "basket case" came from, you'll just have to visit this museum!

Thank sweetpotatofry
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Reviewed August 14, 2012

I would recommend this 2-3 respite from the heat to anyone that likes older cars, the variety of vehicles was great. There is also some great exhibits of funeral practices. For the squeamish, don't worry there is nothing here that would make you uncomfortable. I am really happy that I went there, it was really interesting.

Thank Mark I
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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.

Thank jimbill
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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!

Thank FoodieLuv
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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.

Thank ls1202
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