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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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Funeral Museum

Ok, I know this sounds macabre, but it's AMAZING. It's so tasteful, professional, and thorough... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
sally8363
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Vidor, Texas
Great museum in north Houston

I recently found this museum in Houston. It's away from the museum district, but I spent two hours... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Eddie G
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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.
  • Excellent64%
  • Very good29%
  • Average5%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“horse drawn” (22 reviews)
“above ground” (9 reviews)
Opens in 27 min
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Hours Today: 12:00 - 17:00
Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
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415 Barren Springs Dr, Houston, TX 77090-5918
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+1 281-876-3063
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Ok, I know this sounds macabre, but it's AMAZING. It's so tasteful, professional, and thorough. Really and truly absorbing. You just need to go. I bet you will not regret it. It's one of the best museums I've ever seen.

Thank sally8363
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I recently found this museum in Houston. It's away from the museum district, but I spent two hours there and enjoyed. There are several different exhibits with explanations to different evolutions of burial rites. The museum also offers good selfies spots for people who like...More

Thank Eddie G
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

One of the hidden Jems in Houston excellent not expensive to get in tickets at entrance 10 bucks per person kids tickets available cheap and dollar off for Vets! Not creepy or morbid! Lots of Cars for car guys I'm Catholic lots of Catholic items...More

Thank JuMiRa
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

From the display and video about the "Coroner" in the "Wizard of Oz" movie to the fish and crab and airplane shaped coffins, the National Museum of Funeral History has something for the entire family. We had a real plane to catch, so couldn't spend...More

1  Thank Pranashakti
Reviewed 17 May 2017

This is a little known museum in Houston that is a real gem. It is not the least morbid or scary. Rather, it is very informative and educational. A variety of hearses, caskets and other memorabilia are displayed. The docents are very knowledgeable and amiable....More

Thank Robert U
Reviewed 17 May 2017

been there a couple times, has a lot of historic funeral artifacts ( coffins, hearses, )Much history information. original news articles and pictures. I will no doubt go back again, pretty hard to see it all in 1 day.

Thank Ronald H
Reviewed 17 May 2017

A cultural and historical journey through time. One of a kind exhibits both educational and entertaining found no where else.

Thank bhun2017
Reviewed 16 May 2017

This museum is tucked away among a bunch of apartment complexes, but it's worth visiting, especially if you're into history, cars, or anything related to this industry. The free tour is great, and lasts 2-2.5 hours if you're interested, or you can just look around....More

Thank Koyangi
Reviewed 16 May 2017

The museum was very interesting, they had many old funeral carriage's going way back. The displays were done very well. You really see the history of the funeral in other era's. It was well worth seeing.

Thank asunnyspirit
Reviewed 13 May 2017

The museum is currently celebrating 25 years. They have every type of hearse imaginable, from sleighs for use in the snow to horse drawn, to the wooden boxes they used to transport remains on trains. They have early cars from the 1900's along with the...More

Thank Ronald F
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Vicki H
How much to enter - can you use Visa card? Place to eat? Thank you.
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
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Vicki H
How much to enter - can you use Visa Card? Place to eat? Thank you.
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
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