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National Museum of Funeral History

Closed Now: 12:00 - 17:00
Open today: 12:00 - 17:00
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I didn’t know what to expect from this museum but everything was displayed with dignity and... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
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A Must When Visiting Houston

Really interesting place that is not the same old thing. Lots of historical and cultural exhibits... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
San Antonio, Texas
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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...more
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415 Barren Springs Dr, Houston, TX 77090-5918
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

I didn’t know what to expect from this museum but everything was displayed with dignity and respect. I learned some things about the process of death in the U. S. I wish they looked at more cultures than the Egyptians and Mexicans. The Japanese were...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This was an interesting little museum-quirky, unusual. It was part funeral history and part information about dead people to be honest. Lots of hearses, which were interesting, as well as international traditions, and a big section on presidential funerals and the burial of the pope....More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Really interesting place that is not the same old thing. Lots of historical and cultural exhibits related to funeral history. Many horse drawn and motorized hearses of all types. Many coffin and embalming exhibits from around the world. Authentic pieces from presidential funerals with historical...More

Thank 210jodih
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Visited the museum 2 days ago killing time before we went to the airport. The exhibit is not morbid but rater informative and covered such topics as What is a basket case? What are the rites involved in burying a Pope? Information on Presidential funerals,...More

Thank bigyellowdogmum
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Not knowing what to expect we entered the museum through the gift shop and were immediately intrigued. There were a large selection of hearses from the past 125 years and a large gallery of celebrity and historical funeral items. There was a gallery just for...More

Thank readaholic23
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

When I first saw a sign for the Funeral Museum, I didn't know what to think. I'm so glad I pressed ahead with a visit not knowing what to expect. There's so much to see, allow at least 2 hours or more. There's a fine...More

Thank heyjakt
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Visited the museum quite sceptically because my family member wanted to go here. Once inside there was loads of different items on show and lots of information it’s not a really morbid affair as you’d initially think but very interesting instead and shows some vehicles...More

1  Thank OriginReviews
Reviewed 31 October 2018

A very fun couple of hours. We learned a lot and laughed a lot. Also got some great photos and made some fun purchases in the Gift Shop.

Thank Leslie D
Reviewed 20 October 2018 via mobile

We always go in October. There’s so much to learn. It takes about 2 hrs to get through because there’s so much reading. They do not have audio tours so it’s not accessible to people who are blind or visually impaired. They are willing to...More

2  Thank DarkLark15
Reviewed 18 October 2018

What a wonderful surprise this museum was. A must see. Fabulous, beautifully presented funereal artifacts on display all in superb condition. We also saw "A Tribute to Roy Rogers " Americas Favorite Cowboy" which included his 1963 Pontiac Bonneville encrusted with silver dollars on the...More

Thank Carolyn R
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Vicki H
9 February 2016|
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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
Vicki H
9 February 2016|
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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