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Texas Prison Museum

491 State Highway 75 N, Huntsville, TX 77320-1119
+1 936-295-2155
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WORTH A STOP

I had some time to kill while Visiting Huntsville and decided to visit the Texas Prison Museum. Not... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
SneakinDeacon
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Southwest Virginia
Just OK

Not as interesting as I was expecting. It is a very small museum. There is a short film and then... read more

Reviewed 10 March 2018
Starviagera
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Los Angeles, California
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Learn about the Texas prison system including an exhibit of the electric chair dubbed "Old Sparky".
  • Excellent54%
  • Very good43%
  • Average2%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible0%
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491 State Highway 75 N, Huntsville, TX 77320-1119
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I had some time to kill while Visiting Huntsville and decided to visit the Texas Prison Museum. Not knowing what to expect I was surprised how interesting this small museum is. It has a number artifacts and exhibits packed into a very small place. During...More

Thank SneakinDeacon
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Reviewed 10 March 2018

Not as interesting as I was expecting. It is a very small museum. There is a short film and then some exhibits. If you are in the area, but I would not make a special trip for it.

Thank Starviagera
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Reviewed 4 March 2018

This is not a large museum, and may not be appropriate for every body. However, as someone who moved to Texas, I have watched many movies and read many stories about the Texas Prison System, and wanted to experience a more historical, and hopefully, accurate...More

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Reviewed 4 March 2018 via mobile

Attending the Prison City Film Festival and the evening party held here at the banquet room. The story and history of the Prison system was fascinating. This is a real place of interest.

Thank David R
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Reviewed 19 February 2018

I am a local, and every time we have family that have not been in town, we take them. It is very educational and gives you a(n) inside look at how the Texas Department of Criminal Justice (TDCJ) got to where they are today.

Thank Gamer275
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Reviewed 2 February 2018

A museum full of Texas prison items and history. You might not think this would be very interesting, but it actually is. Plan to spend a couple of hours taking your time looking and reading about the exhibited items from incredible works of art hand-made...More

Thank Kenneth R
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Reviewed 15 January 2018 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
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Reviewed 13 January 2018 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
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Reviewed 5 January 2018

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
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Reviewed 3 January 2018

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
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MWASHBURN52
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
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