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National Museum of Funeral History

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Address: 415 Barren Springs Dr, Houston, TX 77090-5918
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+1 281-876-3063
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10:00 - 16:00
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Sun 12:00 - 17:00
Mon - Fri 10:00 - 16:00
Sat 10:00 - 17:00
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Fee: Yes
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This museum, owned by a funeral company, houses the largest collection of...

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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No Disrespect, But This Museum Puts "Fun" in Funeral History!

From the display and video about the "Coroner" in the "Wizard of Oz" movie to the fish and crab and airplane shaped coffins, the National Museum of Funeral History has something... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
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Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

From the display and video about the "Coroner" in the "Wizard of Oz" movie to the fish and crab and airplane shaped coffins, the National Museum of Funeral History has something for the entire family. We had a real plane to catch, so couldn't spend all the time we wanted, but this is the type of museum one can return... More 

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Houston, United States
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Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a little known museum in Houston that is a real gem. It is not the least morbid or scary. Rather, it is very informative and educational. A variety of hearses, caskets and other memorabilia are displayed. The docents are very knowledgeable and amiable. Very young children probably won't find it as fascinating as other age groups. Allow at... More 

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Thank Robert U
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Reviewed 1 week ago

been there a couple times, has a lot of historic funeral artifacts ( coffins, hearses, )Much history information. original news articles and pictures. I will no doubt go back again, pretty hard to see it all in 1 day.

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Thank Ronald H
Houston, Texas
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Reviewed 1 week ago

A cultural and historical journey through time. One of a kind exhibits both educational and entertaining found no where else.

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Michigan
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

This museum is tucked away among a bunch of apartment complexes, but it's worth visiting, especially if you're into history, cars, or anything related to this industry. The free tour is great, and lasts 2-2.5 hours if you're interested, or you can just look around. They have a lot of rare and unique items, and everything is presented very respectfully.... More 

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Portland, Oregon
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Reviewed 1 week ago

The museum was very interesting, they had many old funeral carriage's going way back. The displays were done very well. You really see the history of the funeral in other era's. It was well worth seeing.

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Thank asunnyspirit
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The museum is currently celebrating 25 years. They have every type of hearse imaginable, from sleighs for use in the snow to horse drawn, to the wooden boxes they used to transport remains on trains. They have early cars from the 1900's along with the period appropriate casket inside. They have a section with pictures of the wall and people... More 

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Thank Ronald F
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Very interesting museum with fantastic displays of hearses, presidential funerals, enbalming and caskets over the years. A great place to visit on the way to the airport or if you're on a stop over and they can store your bags for you. I would recommend the Undertakers Root Beer too - delicious.

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Thank tropicalsundae
Lake Jackson, Texas
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The Museum of Funeral History was an interesting alternative to Houston's excellent art and science museums. The exhibits are a bit of an eclectic mix. There is a huge selection of historical hearses including horse-drawn. There was also a surprising amount of detail paid to the popes and their funeral traditions. I was less impressed with the exhibit on embalming,... More 

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Reston, Virginia
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Huge museum that usually flies under the radar due to the fact that it's in the north of Houston. Make a stop at Burn's BBQ for lunch, then come check this out. Very interesting and worth a visit.

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