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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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Very interesting look into the history of funerals

It was fascinating to see how much, and how little, funerals have changed over the years. Great... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
mikel12323
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Houston, Texas
Very Interesting!

This place is odd to want to visit but it was my #1 reason for visiting Houston! We drove 8 hours... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
krissy20
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Oklahoma
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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.
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415 Barren Springs Dr, Houston, TX 77090-5918
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Reviewed 3 days ago

It was fascinating to see how much, and how little, funerals have changed over the years. Great vehicles displayed and some interesting equipment.

Thank mikel12323
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This place is odd to want to visit but it was my #1 reason for visiting Houston! We drove 8 hours to get to Houston and this was the first stop. I walked in and was taken back by how much was in it. So...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Many exhibits including large bid about Pope John Paul. Info on funerals of many lesser and major movie stars and political figures. batmobile was fun to sit in (extra fee). No crowds. Not nearly as weird or creeepy as you think. Give it a try....More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This was a great (and unique) museum to visit in Houston. Even through gift shop has neat memorabilia. It costs about $10 per person (there were militaray and other discounts available). Staff was super friendly and we easily spent two and a half hours in...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Right by IAH airport, so we went by as soon as we landed and got there about an hour before closing time. We zipped through the museum in under an hour but could have spent at least another half hour or hour. My daughter (17...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

When our daughter first mentioned this museum, I admit it wasn’t on my list of places to visit while we were visiting her in Houston. But what an informative museum and much larger than it appeared from the outside. It’s definitely off the beaten path....More

Thank SarahPU
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Reviewed 9 June 2018 via mobile

Been wanting to see this museum for quite some time. It is an impressive and very well done place that has a lot of history of funerals. Special exhibits include a huge section devoted to presidential funerals and a large space devoted to funerals for...More

Thank Leonard T
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Reviewed 25 May 2018 via mobile

Very informative and interesting. Was very reluctant at first but very surprised at the detail and fun exhibits. Well worth the stop on the way back to San Antonio. Good for ages actually - from the presidents to Roy Rogers to the stars and astronauts...More

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Reviewed 20 May 2018 via mobile

We took out-of-town friends to the Funeral Museum for something to do ona rainy Sunday afternoon. My husband and I had been here once before, about 10 years ago. It has undergone a major renovation and expansion since then and we were amazed at the...More

Thank Linda P
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Reviewed 7 May 2018

I have seen the museum for years and was skeptical about going. I was amazed how well done this museum is. There are many different sections which included the presidential area, area on celebrities, the pope and different hearses to look at. I was surprised...More

Thank Nancy P
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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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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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