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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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Very informative and interesting. Was very reluctant at first but very surprised at the detail and... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Linda B
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Interesing and informative museum

We took out-of-town friends to the Funeral Museum for something to do ona rainy Sunday afternoon... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Linda P
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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 good28%
  • Average5%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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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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+1 281-876-3063
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Reviewed 2 days 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

Thank Linda B
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Reviewed 1 week 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 2 weeks ago

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 3 weeks ago

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 3 weeks ago

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 4 weeks ago 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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Reviewed 17 April 2018

This museum has lots of stuff related to the funerary business, but the most exciting thing was their collection of hearses from different time periods! They also have very cool caskets for children, dresses, pictures - all kinds of stuff.

Thank G8683VWwendys
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Reviewed 10 April 2018

This small museum is definitely trying, and although it doesn't have all the bells and whistles of more modern museums, the information is interesting. Much attention is given to various funerals of US presidents, especially Lincoln. They also have a wide variety of funeral carriages...More

Thank mcarson2
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Reviewed 3 April 2018 via mobile

Ok, ok, you're expecting some sort of creepy obsession, but this place is tactful and try the scavenger hunt! Seriously an interesting visit with so much to see - classic cars - a presidential exhibit - and an extensive collection of all things Papal. Maybe...More

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Reviewed 2 April 2018

What a great place! My friends mentioned it when I was visiting, and I had to go. It is very educational and interesting. Well worth the time!

Thank Allison P
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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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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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