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National Museum of Funeral History

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Address: 415 Barren Springs Dr, Houston, TX 77090-5918
Phone Number:
+1 281-876-3063
Today
10:00 - 16:00
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Hours:
Sun 12:00 - 17:00
Mon - Fri 10:00 - 16:00
Sat 10:00 - 17:00
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Fee: Yes
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This museum, owned by a funeral company, houses the largest collection of...

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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A Great Museum! Very informational.

This is a very interesting museum! A wonderful collection of antique horse drawn hearses. Antique motor vehicles used in funerals: hearses, flower cars and a 1916 "mobile parlor... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 5 days ago
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Eugene, Oregon
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Eugene, Oregon
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

This is a very interesting museum! A wonderful collection of antique horse drawn hearses. Antique motor vehicles used in funerals: hearses, flower cars and a 1916 "mobile parlor" that could transport the casket & flowers and also 20 mourners! This vehicle has a very interesting history. There are many special caskets to view, including one specially made for a family... More 

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Hong Kong, China
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I visited this museum for a few hours with my family, attracted by its unique nature. It was far more interesting than I expected! All tastefully presented, it is very informative and educational, suitable for all ages and un-crowded. The highlight for me was the perfectly maintained fleet of old hearses. Highly recommended.

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Thank Mike I
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Not just a bevy of funeral related items, but also items that belong to any deceased celebrity. Gift shop employee very kind and helpful.

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Thank Linsey H
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 December 2016 via mobile

The placa is very interesting and it has a lot of stuff about funeral, coffin and hearses development,

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Baltimore, Maryland
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 December 2016 via mobile

We were looking for a museum or site to take a few hours and came across this. Our macabre spirits got the best of us and we went with low expectations but we're pleasantly surprised. The 9/11 memorial inclusive of funeral sign in books from across the country were great to look in. The recognition of the care that goes... More 

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Houston, Texas
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 December 2016

Very interesting place to visit, with a large collection of vehicles used in this business. A number of other interesting artifact and displays about funeral items.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 November 2016 via mobile

A very unusual place and stunning exhibition. Do not mix it if you are in the area - unique and very well doen

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Houston, Texas
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 November 2016

I'm torn, because I found some things really interesting and others, no so interesting. I'm not sure what I was expecting, but the museum didn't really meet whatever it was. Glad we visited, but probably won't be back.

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Houston, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 November 2016

Museum was a lot better than I had thought. Very interesting what is available, Funeral Cars, Carts and info on Presidents, Pope Hollywood and Musical stars. Plan on being there for awhile. Cute Gift shop also..

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Pensacola
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 November 2016

A must see if you are in Houston. Awesome collection of Hearses past and present. See how funerals are held through different cultures. One room is dedicated to famous people and how they passed away. Even a 9/11 section. This is a very big museum with plenty of detail. Staff is friendly. Can’t wait to go back.

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