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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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Funerary fascination

The mere idea of such a museum is fascinating, and the result, even more so. Rather than having a... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Anita T
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Israel
Intriguing Experience

I never thought about the history of funerals, but after this visit it made me think about history... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Arpipennie
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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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Hours Today: 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
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415 Barren Springs Dr, Houston, TX 77090-5918
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The mere idea of such a museum is fascinating, and the result, even more so. Rather than having a "ghost and gore" show, the museum is informative, elegant, and very interesting. The vehicles on display tell the story of reverence in the spirit of each...More

Thank Anita T
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I never thought about the history of funerals, but after this visit it made me think about history in other areas. The museum was set up nicely. I look forward to going back and visiting their new exhibit when it's complete; history of cremation.

Thank Arpipennie
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

My 13 year old son was a little weary about this museum. I think he was expecting something gory. Well this museum was so interesting and informative. We stayed for a few hours checking out all the history on funerals. This kept my son's attention...More

Thank Kristol V
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I really enjoyed the funeral museum. The exhibit was well put together and interesting. It took an hour for sure to see.

Thank StV_8
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I visited this museum yesterday because it sounded interesting but, was kind of disappointed. The main attractions in the museum are the various hearses from over the past 150 years. There were a few rooms that each had a different theme: memorabilia from Presidents’ funerals,...More

Thank Dawn A
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

What a great museum! While passing thru Houston we had a few hours to kill and found this little gem of a museum. What we thought was going to be a quick walk thru, became a much more. From hearses and caskets of all varieties,...More

Thank Kristin K
Reviewed 19 October 2017

Awesome museum to visit, especially during month of October! Lots of historical facts and exhibits to see! Take the kids... they will love it and so will the Seniors in your life! Easy to find near Cypresswood Parkway and Ella!

Thank amosdog1955
Reviewed 18 October 2017

This museum was so interesting not morbit. The selection of interesting aspects of the funeral business were just amazing I highly recommend this to anyone who has interest in the funeral industry

Thank ksmolloy
Reviewed 9 October 2017 via mobile

This place pulls back the curtain on burial practices through time and culture. Only thing missing was explaining the various symbols you find in cemeteries. I have a fascination with graveyards and cemeteries these days.

Thank nadia562002
Reviewed 3 October 2017

This sounds like a creepy place but it is not at all. It really shows history thru funerals. Lots of interesting items including JFK items.

Thank 896coaches
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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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