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National Museum of Funeral History

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Address: 415 Barren Springs Dr, Houston, TX 77090-5918
Phone Number:
+1 281-876-3063
Today
10:00 - 16:00
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Hours:
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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When it was suggested that we visit the National Museum of Funeral History I looked at that person as if she had 2 heads. What could possibly be interesting in a fineral museum... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 days ago
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South Fallsburg, New York
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South Fallsburg, New York
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 108 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

When it was suggested that we visit the National Museum of Funeral History I looked at that person as if she had 2 heads. What could possibly be interesting in a fineral museum? Well I must tell you that I very pleasantly surprised as to how interesting it was. There are many old (dating back to the mid 1800's) hearses,... More 

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Thank Lou S
Eugene, Oregon
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is a very interesting museum! A wonderful collection of antique horse drawn hearses. Antique motor vehicles used in funerals: hearses, flower cars and a 1916 "mobile parlor" that could transport the casket & flowers and also 20 mourners! This vehicle has a very interesting history. There are many special caskets to view, including one specially made for a family... More 

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Hong Kong, China
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36 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I visited this museum for a few hours with my family, attracted by its unique nature. It was far more interesting than I expected! All tastefully presented, it is very informative and educational, suitable for all ages and un-crowded. The highlight for me was the perfectly maintained fleet of old hearses. Highly recommended.

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Thank Mike I
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Not just a bevy of funeral related items, but also items that belong to any deceased celebrity. Gift shop employee very kind and helpful.

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Thank Linsey H
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 December 2016 via mobile

The placa is very interesting and it has a lot of stuff about funeral, coffin and hearses development,

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Thank enghelicious M
Baltimore, Maryland
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 December 2016 via mobile

We were looking for a museum or site to take a few hours and came across this. Our macabre spirits got the best of us and we went with low expectations but we're pleasantly surprised. The 9/11 memorial inclusive of funeral sign in books from across the country were great to look in. The recognition of the care that goes... More 

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1 Thank MilHistory_Traveller
Houston, Texas
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3 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 December 2016

Very interesting place to visit, with a large collection of vehicles used in this business. A number of other interesting artifact and displays about funeral items.

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 November 2016 via mobile

A very unusual place and stunning exhibition. Do not mix it if you are in the area - unique and very well doen

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Thank Sara K
Houston, Texas
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 November 2016

I'm torn, because I found some things really interesting and others, no so interesting. I'm not sure what I was expecting, but the museum didn't really meet whatever it was. Glad we visited, but probably won't be back.

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Houston, Texas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 November 2016

Museum was a lot better than I had thought. Very interesting what is available, Funeral Cars, Carts and info on Presidents, Pope Hollywood and Musical stars. Plan on being there for awhile. Cute Gift shop also..

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