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National Museum of Funeral History

Closed Now: 10:00 - 16:00
Open today: 10:00 - 16:00
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Silence....take someone with you, they don't talk much

A large collection of old funeral vehicles and all what goes with a funeral. I thought that the... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Houston, Texas
Worth every penny!(literally)

This is hands down the coolest museum I have ever been to! Has lots of artifacts, timelines of... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
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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
+1 281-876-3063
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Reviewed yesterday

A large collection of old funeral vehicles and all what goes with a funeral. I thought that the African coffins were quiet funny, live life well, coffin in all forms and shapes.

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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

This is hands down the coolest museum I have ever been to! Has lots of artifacts, timelines of presidential deaths and everything is put in the open instead of behind glass. Well maintained facility.

Thank Aud E
Reviewed 4 days ago

Used a Groupon to visit here. Very interesting place, my granddaughter was a little apprehensive at first! My husband really enjoyed the vehicles on display! The vehicles are well kept.

Thank Dolores D
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Very cool place. They also have a haunted house in October. They have a ton of old hearses and coffins including history on mummification and infamous deaths and burials. It was actually a bit more busy than we had expected. It's one of those place...More

Thank Christinashawaii
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Not too many places for me to visit in Houston only because the Things To Do in this city is not my cup of tea. Found this place and I thought this could be interesting and I was glad I made the stop. My hubby...More

Thank 1Jeeplover
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Have visited several times over the years, both before and after the expansion. Interesting burial transportation and lots of hostory!

Thank ws1929c
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Wow - all I can say. This museum was MUCH MORE than I expected. It has some amazing old cars and similar funeral historical objects. My favorite was the Queen size bed coffin made for a couple. You'll enjoy this and won't be freaked out.

Thank Paul T
Reviewed 6 August 2018

I loved this place. It was small but it still took a long time to walk through. I liked the Pope exhibit. I found that one to be the most interesting. I would recommend this one to everyone.

Thank Joslyn M
Reviewed 6 August 2018

Had seen the road sign for years, pointing towards this museum and finally took the opportunity to go. Great memorabilia from former Presidents, celebrities as well as Egyptian and Pope artifacts. Very interesting exhibit. Scavenger hunt was a great addition.

Thank TravelGuest707
Reviewed 4 August 2018 via mobile

Another great Houston Museum! At first we were thrown off by the location but once inside we were so pleasantly surprised. Museum is not morose as you may think. The lay out is really well done, with great sections on presidential funerals, the pope, around...More

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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
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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