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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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Surreal and Great experience

We had an hour to burn prior to going to the airport and what a great way to spend it. A brilliant... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Janne H
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Winchester, United Kingdom
Unique experience

One probably can not find a place like this anywhere else in the country. It’s not at all macabre... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
JoAnnW57
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Cherry Hill, New Jersey
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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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Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
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415 Barren Springs Dr, Houston, TX 77090-5918
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415 Barren Springs Dr, Houston, TX 77090-5918
+1 281-876-3063
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Reviewed 2 days ago

We had an hour to burn prior to going to the airport and what a great way to spend it. A brilliant insight into funerals across the world as well as across times. My teenage son enjoyed it as well. Staff was friendly and helpful....More

Thank Janne H
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

One probably can not find a place like this anywhere else in the country. It’s not at all macabre or scary. It is a very interesting display of history and artifacts told and shown from the unique perspective of funerals and how our culture and...More

Thank JoAnnW57
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The National Museum of Funeral History is a very unique museum presenting a history of funerals from Egyptian to today's modern practices. There are a large variety of very professional exhibits from casket making, the funeral of a Pope, hearses as well as examples of...More

Thank Agamemon
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

So much more interesting than you might think. Exhibits are first class and very informative. Funeral rituals say a lot about a society. So much more than I expected. Very glad we came. No junk here. Everything is restored perfectly. You will not be disappointed....More

Thank TAMAN1951
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We really enjoyed this museum. My friend, especially, found that it far exceeded her expectations. They had many beautiful hearses, one of which is the oldest one extant in the USA, from 1832. They also had a hearse bus which has a very interesting story....More

Thank catrina37
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My daughter had to go to three Historical places for a school project and she is a little outside the box so we went to the Prison Museum in Huntsville (see review), USS Texas and the Funeral History museum. Well this place has everything you...More

Thank therealprairiestorm
Reviewed 9 November 2017

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 27 October 2017

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 24 October 2017 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 24 October 2017

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

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Vicki H
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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
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
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