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National Museum of Funeral History

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Address: 415 Barren Springs Dr, Houston, TX 77090-5918
Phone Number:
+1 281-876-3063
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12:00 - 17:00
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Hours:
Sun 12:00 - 17:00
Mon - Fri 10:00 - 16:00
Sat 10:00 - 17:00
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Fee: Yes
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This museum, owned by a funeral company, houses the largest collection of...

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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A unique historical museum

We were in Houston for Super Bowl and my wife went online to find "other" local attractions and came up with this. First off, this place is not morbid- it's filled with... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
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Bowie
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We were in Houston for Super Bowl and my wife went online to find "other" local attractions and came up with this. First off, this place is not morbid- it's filled with historical artifacts, and secondly, there is a TON of stuff to see, as we were in there four hours and could probably go back for another visit. What... More 

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Creve Coeur
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This was an add on stop during a day out with friends. It was very interesting. I have joked about going many times and finally made it. The vehicles alone are worth stopping by to see. Great little gift shop. Several selfie spots. Those were fun. You could spend hours. We were there for 2 hrs and did not see... More 

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Hollywood, Florida
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This museum was disappointing but it was my own fault. No museum map or layout was available (except online). So I spent my time in exhibits of redundant or minor interest and missed several that were likely interesting. Exhibits were arranged haphazardly and a good portion of the floor was dedicated to funerals of former presidents and a collection of... More 

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Caledonia, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Visited with friends and were so impressed! Filled with a ton of interesting history of funerals from presidents to movie and musical stars. Great old hearses for the car lovers. Funeral displays from different eras and different cultures. Admission was very reasonable. Museum was bigger than expected, clean and the staff was very friendly.

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Thank Susan C
Lindfield, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 January 2017 via mobile

Where can I start. This place is unique. I can't think of another place that houses such an eclectic and diverse set of artefacts such as a crab coffin and the lineage of Papal conveyance of which includes an actual real Popemobile (one careful owner) a rather classy example of British automotive off roading excellence in the form of a... More 

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South Fallsburg, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 January 2017 via mobile

When it was suggested that we visit the National Museum of Funeral History I looked at that person as if she had 2 heads. What could possibly be interesting in a fineral museum? Well I must tell you that I very pleasantly surprised as to how interesting it was. There are many old (dating back to the mid 1800's) hearses,... More 

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Eugene, Oregon
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 January 2017 via mobile

This is a very interesting museum! A wonderful collection of antique horse drawn hearses. Antique motor vehicles used in funerals: hearses, flower cars and a 1916 "mobile parlor" that could transport the casket & flowers and also 20 mourners! This vehicle has a very interesting history. There are many special caskets to view, including one specially made for a family... More 

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Hong Kong, China
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 January 2017

I visited this museum for a few hours with my family, attracted by its unique nature. It was far more interesting than I expected! All tastefully presented, it is very informative and educational, suitable for all ages and un-crowded. The highlight for me was the perfectly maintained fleet of old hearses. Highly recommended.

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Thank Mike I
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 January 2017 via mobile

Not just a bevy of funeral related items, but also items that belong to any deceased celebrity. Gift shop employee very kind and helpful.

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Thank Linsey H
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 December 2016 via mobile

The placa is very interesting and it has a lot of stuff about funeral, coffin and hearses development,

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