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National Museum of Funeral History

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They have a scavenger hunt!

Visited the museum 2 days ago killing time before we went to the airport. The exhibit is not morbid... read more

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bigyellowdogmum
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Andover, New Jersey
Educational and fascinating

Not knowing what to expect we entered the museum through the gift shop and were immediately... read more

Reviewed 3 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
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Reviewed today

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

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Reviewed 3 days 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 3 days 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

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Reviewed 1 week 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

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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 3 weeks ago 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

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

My husband is in funeral school to become a licensed funeral and embalmer for the State of Texas. We were down in Houston and this popped up as a thing to do in TripAdvisor. So we gave it a go. This was actually very fun...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The exhibits are interesting, educational and done well. The historical pieces are things you have probably seen in movies but here you can look at them up close.

Thank okie_mobro
Reviewed 25 September 2018 via mobile

We are visiting relatives nearby and wanted something local to do today. They had never been here either. We were all amazed by the extensive collection. Extremely informative on history, customs, etc. We all learned a lot and would recommend to others!

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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
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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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