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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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Fun little visit

This was a great (and unique) museum to visit in Houston. Even through gift shop has neat... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
BetsyB21
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Kenbridge, Virginia
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Unexpected and Fun

Right by IAH airport, so we went by as soon as we landed and got there about an hour before closing... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
WALTER T
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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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  • Average5%
  • Poor1%
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Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
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415 Barren Springs Dr, Houston, TX 77090-5918
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Reviewed 5 days 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 6 days 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

Thank WALTER T
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Reviewed 1 week 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

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago 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 4 weeks ago 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

1  Thank Linda B
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Reviewed 5 weeks ago 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 8 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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Reviewed 2 May 2018

I went with a family member from out of town who really wanted to go. We went in December in the afternoon. It was a slow day with not much traffic at the museum, but wow - lots to see. Very informative and a huge...More

Thank Matt S
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Reviewed 2 May 2018

We went here for a "dinner party", and it was quite lovely. We went through the history of the museum, and it was not "gory" at all. The food was excellent, don't know if it was catered, and the whole evening was a pleasant surprise....More

Thank Mary Jane B
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Reviewed 30 April 2018 via mobile

Looking online for a museum near the airport, I was intrigued by their motto: "Any day above ground is a good one". So I convinced my sister to take me, along with my 13 yr old niece and 10 yr old nephew. We were not...More

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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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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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