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“Interesting”

National Museum of Funeral History
Ranked #16 of 290 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.
Denton, Texas
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13 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Interesting”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 22, 2012

I did not have high expectations for this museum, but it was quite interesting. The display of carriages, caskets, and pope memoribilia was quite interesting. You should check out the tiny lock of Abraham Lincoln's hair too!

Visited September 2012
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Houston, Texas
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“cool and different place”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 6, 2012

it is a little weird to visit it, but in general is a good place, lots of funeral cars and history..

Visited January 2012
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“Educational”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 23, 2012 via mobile

Saw this place on Trip Advosor. Thought I would check it out. It's $10 a person. To me that's a little much.
Lots of facts and interesting things. If you are in the area, check it out. Gift store has some unique gifts. If you bring your kids, keep them respectful. This is a serious place, like all museums.

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Texas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
“Well done and not at all creepy!”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 19, 2012

Lots of history here, including presidential funerals, Egyptian customs, and others. Includes many headline newspapers, lots of vehicles, some wild cofins from I think it was Africa. Nice displays, well done.

Visited June 2012
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Columbia, Missouri
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“Wow!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 17, 2012

What a museum!

I did more doubletakes here than on a college campus in hot weather. This has to be one of the most unique museums in the world much less the US -- a very large exhibit on papal funeral customs, dozens of hearses and carriages incl. a funeral bus(!), implements of the trade, caskets and coffins and paraphernalia from Ghana, Japan, exhibits on dead presidents, the funeral notices of Mickey Mantle, Marilyn Monroe, etc…

If you are a fan of museums such as the Mutter Museum in Phila. or the Psychiatric Museum in St. Joseph, Mo., this is the place for you.

Visited September 2012
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