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National Museum of Funeral History

415 Barren Springs Dr, Houston, TX 77090-5918
+1 281-876-3063
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Very Interesting Museum of Funerary Items!

This museum has lots of stuff related to the funerary business, but the most exciting thing was... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
G8683VWwendys
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Houston, United States
I learned some new things...

This small museum is definitely trying, and although it doesn't have all the bells and whistles of... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
mcarson2
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Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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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.
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  • Average5%
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Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
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415 Barren Springs Dr, Houston, TX 77090-5918
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Reviewed 1 week ago

This museum has lots of stuff related to the funerary business, but the most exciting thing was their collection of hearses from different time periods! They also have very cool caskets for children, dresses, pictures - all kinds of stuff.

Thank G8683VWwendys
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This small museum is definitely trying, and although it doesn't have all the bells and whistles of more modern museums, the information is interesting. Much attention is given to various funerals of US presidents, especially Lincoln. They also have a wide variety of funeral carriages...More

Thank mcarson2
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Ok, ok, you're expecting some sort of creepy obsession, but this place is tactful and try the scavenger hunt! Seriously an interesting visit with so much to see - classic cars - a presidential exhibit - and an extensive collection of all things Papal. Maybe...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

What a great place! My friends mentioned it when I was visiting, and I had to go. It is very educational and interesting. Well worth the time!

Thank Allison P
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Reviewed 18 March 2018

Stopped at the National Funeral Museum after getting a tip from a friend that it was worth a visit. Indeed it is! Soooo...if you're even considering going to the National Funeral Museum, you likely appreciate off-beat stuff. Let me tell you: YOU WILL BE THRILLED...More

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Reviewed 13 March 2018

This little place is in a non-descript building in an odd part of town. The entry fee is only 10 bucks - less for military and/or seniors. Plenty of gems inside. Beautiful hearses and caskets that are extraordinary. There is a section on Presidential funerals...More

Thank Angel R
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Reviewed 5 March 2018

We take our visiting guests to the funeral museum and even though they are skeptical at first, the 3-4 hours checking out all the coaches, caskets, celebrity memorabilia, military & presidential honorariums, Egyptian history and more, everyone is glad to have experienced this museum. As...More

Thank Peggy M
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Reviewed 22 February 2018

After having spend 31 years in this profession, it was nice to go into a place that treated the funeral history in a positive light. The displays were well done, well documented and in most placed well lighted. Loved seeing the old vehicles, the history...More

1  Thank FRED W
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Reviewed 22 February 2018

I absolutely loved this place, it had so many authentic and real items- I did not expect it at all to be this all encompassing. The staff was friendly, and even recommended some other spots to check out in Houston regarding funerals.

1  Thank Christopher F
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Reviewed 1 February 2018

This place is completely unassuming. My brother told me about wanting to explore this place, so we he and I went at the spur of the moment back in March of last year - thinking we'd be out of there in 20 minutes, but boy...More

Thank Chelo D
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Response from TheodensQueen | Reviewed this property |
So you know, it's not a big building nor does it "stand out" (unless you were looking for it, you might not notice it). It's tucked away in a residential neighborhood, but a few blocks from the main drag. It's best... More
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Vicki H
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Response from Patti M | Reviewed this property |
Hi! I believe it's $10 for adults...I'm a senior and I think I paid $9.00. And yes, they do accept credit cards! As far as food, I didn't see a café or anything onsite, but a number of restaurants are nearby. It's Houston... More
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