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Texas Prison Museum

491 Hwy 75 N, Huntsville, TX 77320
+1 936-295-2155
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Familiarize yourself with the City's prison history

The collection of artifacts in the museum lets you take a look at the past and present of the... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Huntsville, United States
Nice day trip

Easy drive from Houston and located right off 45. Very clean and neat exhibits. Interesting... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
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Learn about the Texas prison system including an exhibit of the electric chair dubbed "Old Sparky".
  • Excellent55%
  • Very good42%
  • Average2%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible0%
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491 Hwy 75 N, Huntsville, TX 77320
+1 936-295-2155
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The collection of artifacts in the museum lets you take a look at the past and present of the history of the prison system in the Huntsville and surrounding areas. The collections of weapons confiscated and the photographs which can transport you back in time...More

Thank D8199UMrayd
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Easy drive from Houston and located right off 45. Very clean and neat exhibits. Interesting to learn about Texas prisons. I especially liked old sparky the electric chair. Definitely worth the Tim to visit but not really a must see. I suppose the prison is...More

Thank TAMAN1951
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I have been to this museum several times but I enjoy it each time. They have made a few upgrades but still have the old favorites. I would definitely recommend this stop. I have worked for the prison system for years but I am still...More

Thank notron11
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This is worth a small detour if you are in the area. The museum is small but well Laura d out, with exhibits covering topics such as prison rules, contraband and the death penalty. Admission was only $5. There is also a gift shop with...More

1  Thank SAHoulwood8284
Reviewed 9 November 2017 via mobile

I had an opportunity to go the Texas prison Museum while on business in Huntsville Texas. It is an easy to get to museum right off of Interstate 45. This museum presents an interesting review of the history of the Texas prison system. There is...More

1  Thank 1_JohnPaul_1
Reviewed 5 November 2017

This is the third time I have been to this museum. It is on must list of places to take my friends and visitors. (Check out the National Museum of Funerals in Spring for another unique and awesome experience). It is 3-5$ per person to...More

1  Thank therealprairiestorm
Reviewed 30 October 2017 via mobile

We had a few hours to kill on the Dallas to Houston toad trip so we stopped off at Huntsville. This is a small prison museum and only $5 entry but the back ground to prison development in Texas and the huge prison population in...More

Thank ChrisWM-2468
Reviewed 19 October 2017

They start you off with a video on the prison.There is a lot to read on the history of the prison. Some of the prisoners had so much talent, you could see items they made that they would sell. Then there was items they made...More

Thank elhigh
Reviewed 7 October 2017 via mobile

This is a small museum that is easy to access from IH-45. Admission is $5.00 per adult and can be seen in a couple of hours. The star is “Old Sparky” but there are other exhibits that are interesting. I found their T-Shirts to be...More

Reviewed 23 August 2017

I never knew much about the TX prison system and its history, so this was very interesting and enjoyable. And of course, the highlight is Ol' Sparky! Finding out the back story of some of the famous inmates fleshed out the bare bones that we...More

Thank JoyceWR
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6 March 2016|
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Response from Goldilocks0613 | Reviewed this property |
Admission Fees Adults: $5.00 Children 6 to 17: $3.00 Children under 6: Free Seniors (60+), TDCJ employees, and TDCJ Retirees: $4.00 (ID card required) SHSU students: $4.00 (student ID card required) Active Military: $4.00... More