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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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My husband is in funeral school to become a licensed funeral and embalmer for the State of Texas... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Bridgeport, Texas
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Very interesting - better than expected.

The exhibits are interesting, educational and done well. The historical pieces are things you... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Duncan, OK USA
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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 3 days 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

Thank Hopefultexastraveler
Reviewed 4 days 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 2 weeks ago 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!

Thank Tam2345
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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.

Thank _satulagi66
Reviewed 3 weeks 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 3 weeks 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 8 September 2018 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 4 September 2018

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 2 September 2018

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

Thank ws1929c
Reviewed 30 August 2018

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
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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