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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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Don't Get Creeped Out- Visit This Museum!

Every large city has at least one museum that offers something out of the ordinary. Sometimes... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Houston, Texas
So interesting

Funeral museum you say? Yes! Husband just retired a couple of weeks ago. We decided to explore... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Cypress, 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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Suggested duration: 2-3 hours
415 Barren Springs Dr, Houston, TX 77090-5918
+1 281-876-3063
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Every large city has at least one museum that offers something out of the ordinary. Sometimes, these more unusual museums are forgettable and it’s often because they present something that is far to niche oriented to have any widespread appeal. But one unusual museum that...More

Date of experience: February 2019
6  Thank Great_Beer_Now
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Funeral museum you say? Yes! Husband just retired a couple of weeks ago. We decided to explore our backyard for the first year. So many things that we never explored near us! One was the funeral museum. Was our first stop!! We were told it...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank MeInCypress
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This place is so interesting. So much history and so much to see. The gift shop staff was very friendly as well. I would highly recommend making the visit.

Date of experience: January 2019
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Unique museum with historical automobiles and hearses, and interesting displays on celebrities, presidents, and popes. Lots to see, took an hour, could have spent more. RV Parking.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Andy S
Reviewed 12 January 2019

We were looking for things to do in Houston while visiting family. We came across the museum via TripAdvisor. We took a shot and were completely delighted by our visit! It was easy to find, very reasonably priced and very clean. The exhibits were interesting...More

Date of experience: January 2019
1  Thank paulgalicea
Reviewed 7 January 2019 via mobile

Enjoyed this place. Lots of national and international history. Wanted to visit the site where Bush was just buried. This was a great alternative. Will suggest that numbers be posted to cross reference to needed floorplan. Worth the trip.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank JillL511
Reviewed 31 December 2018

As a group we expected to take about an hour to 90min here. Every corner you round there's more to explore and every piece is interesting. It's a great place to learn about how death has been celebrated over centuries and different cultures. It also...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed 17 December 2018

Whenever we have friends come to town, we put this on the list. Everyone is hesitant but after visit they cant stop talking about all the different vehicles and especially the pope exibit.

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank Furnman61
Reviewed 11 December 2018

Interesting exhibits. Learned a lot about different cultures & funeral(s). Enjoyed the visit but really didn't expect them to contact us about our own funeral arrangements after the visit.

Date of experience: April 2018
1  Thank Raven288
Reviewed 3 December 2018 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

Date of experience: December 2018
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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