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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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Hidden Gem

We were surprised at how much we learned at the Nat'l Funeral Museum. Well presented and tastefully... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Gregory L
Dallas, Texas
Surprisingly large and interesting collection

Set aside your preconceptions about this museum. It is not creepy, it is not depressing, it is not... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Prospect, CT
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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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  • Very good29%
  • Average5%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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Hours Today: 10:00 - 16:00
Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
415 Barren Springs Dr, Houston, TX 77090-5918
+1 281-876-3063
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Reviewed 5 days ago

We were surprised at how much we learned at the Nat'l Funeral Museum. Well presented and tastefully done. Exhibits focused on Presidential Funerals, The Funerals of the Popes, Large collection of hearses (and a replica Batmobile) We really enjoyed the day!

Thank Gregory L
Reviewed 1 week ago

Set aside your preconceptions about this museum. It is not creepy, it is not depressing, it is not a Halloween haunted house. It is a delightfully thorough exploration into the topic of confronting death. The collection of hearses, covering a span of more than 200...More

Thank CTprospector
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It was my first time to visit a Funeral Museum and I really enjoyed it. Most of people cringed away when I mentioned Funeral Museum, they tought I saw dead bodies. Also death is like a taboo subject for some people, let alone to visit...More

Thank bufchoc123
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Very interesting place to go. Covers the history of death services and how funerals have been handled over the course of history. It is not morbid or weird, death is certain for all of us! Many very unique caskets and displays. The one of President...More

Thank Jason S
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We love history, so we enjoyed the historical memorabilia of old hearses, coffins and other items such as embalming equipment. We easily spent an hour and a half and I could have stayed longer reading different displays and articles. Yes there are a lot of...More

Thank RNRVTravler
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Sounds like a morbid place to visit, but it has the greatest collections of everything related to funerals. The most beautiful hearses with intricate carving. So much history, you need to spend three to four hours to cover the displays. You won't want to miss...More

Thank russ n
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I see dead people...... If you like the morbidity of how dead people are carried pluse you want to win a golden ticket to the Wonka factory this is a place to go

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We were not sure what to expect when we arrived but from the time we walked in the door to the time we left, it was one of the best exhibits we had ever toured. For just $10 per adult, the tour took about 2...More

Thank Hunter B
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Ok, I know this sounds macabre, but it's AMAZING. It's so tasteful, professional, and thorough. Really and truly absorbing. You just need to go. I bet you will not regret it. It's one of the best museums I've ever seen.

Thank sally8363
Reviewed 18 June 2017 via mobile

I recently found this museum in Houston. It's away from the museum district, but I spent two hours there and enjoyed. There are several different exhibits with explanations to different evolutions of burial rites. The museum also offers good selfies spots for people who like...More

Thank Eddie G
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Vicki H
10 February 2016|
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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
Vicki H
10 February 2016|
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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