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Texas Prison Museum

491 Hwy 75 N, Huntsville, TX 77320
+1 936-295-2155
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The four minute video provided a great overview of the history of the prison system. A good amount... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Amanda R
via mobile
What a piece of hostory

This is a don’t miss stop in Huntsville Texas. You will be amazed and impressed with the history... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Brenda H
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Learn about the Texas prison system including an exhibit of the electric chair dubbed "Old Sparky".
  • Excellent55%
  • Very good42%
  • Average2%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible0%
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Hours Today: 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
491 Hwy 75 N, Huntsville, TX 77320
+1 936-295-2155
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

The four minute video provided a great overview of the history of the prison system. A good amount of interesting artifacts to read about and explore.

Thank Amanda R
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

This is a don’t miss stop in Huntsville Texas. You will be amazed and impressed with the history here. Good for all ages.

Thank Brenda H
Reviewed 1 week ago

The Museum's prize possession is Old Sparky, an electric chair that fried 361 prisoners between 1924 and 1964. It was made by prison workers, rescued from a prison dump, and is now displayed in a replica Death Chamber. But WAIT THERE'S MORE! The Bonnie and...More

Thank Jesse R
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is different museum that is devoted to the history of incarceration in Texas – the good and the bad. There are interesting exhibits of weapons commandeered from the prisoners, the Old Sparky electric chair, and a replica of an actual modern prison cell. Be...More

Thank mpgallagher2007
Reviewed 22 November 2017

The collection of artifacts in the museum lets you take a look at the past and present of the history of the prison system in the Huntsville and surrounding areas. The collections of weapons confiscated and the photographs which can transport you back in time...More

Thank D8199UMrayd
Reviewed 18 November 2017 via mobile

Easy drive from Houston and located right off 45. Very clean and neat exhibits. Interesting to learn about Texas prisons. I especially liked old sparky the electric chair. Definitely worth the Tim to visit but not really a must see. I suppose the prison is...More

Thank TAMAN1951
Reviewed 15 November 2017 via mobile

I have been to this museum several times but I enjoy it each time. They have made a few upgrades but still have the old favorites. I would definitely recommend this stop. I have worked for the prison system for years but I am still...More

Thank notron11
Reviewed 12 November 2017 via mobile

This is worth a small detour if you are in the area. The museum is small but well Laura d out, with exhibits covering topics such as prison rules, contraband and the death penalty. Admission was only $5. There is also a gift shop with...More

1  Thank SAHoulwood8284
Reviewed 10 November 2017 via mobile

I had an opportunity to go the Texas prison Museum while on business in Huntsville Texas. It is an easy to get to museum right off of Interstate 45. This museum presents an interesting review of the history of the Texas prison system. There is...More

1  Thank 1_JohnPaul_1
Reviewed 5 November 2017

This is the third time I have been to this museum. It is on must list of places to take my friends and visitors. (Check out the National Museum of Funerals in Spring for another unique and awesome experience). It is 3-5$ per person to...More

1  Thank therealprairiestorm
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7 March 2016|
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Response from Goldilocks0613 | Reviewed this property |
Admission Fees Adults: $5.00 Children 6 to 17: $3.00 Children under 6: Free Seniors (60+), TDCJ employees, and TDCJ Retirees: $4.00 (ID card required) SHSU students: $4.00 (student ID card required) Active Military: $4.00... More