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Texas Prison Museum

491 Hwy 75 N, Huntsville, TX 77320
+1 936-295-2155
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Great little stop off!

We called in here during a road trip from Houston to Dallas. Some interesting artefacts, good... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Brighton, United Kingdom
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Great little museum

Noticed this on trip advisor and many people rated it 5 stars so deceived to give it a go. It's $5... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Brighton, United Kingdom
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Learn about the Texas prison system including an exhibit of the electric chair dubbed "Old Sparky".
  • Excellent54%
  • Very good42%
  • Average3%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible0%
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491 Hwy 75 N, Huntsville, TX 77320
+1 936-295-2155
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

We called in here during a road trip from Houston to Dallas. Some interesting artefacts, good information and interesting details.! You can see "old sparky" too! Plenty of parking, well worth the entrance fee.

Thank Logiboss
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Noticed this on trip advisor and many people rated it 5 stars so deceived to give it a go. It's $5 to get in and you can watch a 4 minute video on the prison system in Texas which was great as we did not...More

1  Thank mel_rainbowchildcare
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

The couple who runs/owns the museum were very nice and very informative. The gentleman actually worked as a prison guard at the prison before retiring. It is worth the stop to learn some history and to gain more knowledge of prison life in Texas.

Thank Cathy H
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Was planning on seeing this while in the area. It was a great history lesson for learning about the Texas DOC and their past. You are able to see the real electric ⚡️ chair on display as well as learn about the process and the...More

Thank Tim F
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Not many things to visit on I-45 but this was a good one. The fee is reasonable. The museum is quite small but offers lots of information. They even have a gift shop. My whole family enjoyed it.

Thank m0ssy0ak
Reviewed 1 week ago

Stopped off here on our drive from Houston to Dallas. Very interesting museum with lots of real life stories to tell about death row inmates, their crimes, their families, photos etc. Lots of items on display made by the inmates e.g. furniture, weapons, chess boards,...More

Thank T D B
Reviewed 1 week ago

Wanted to get a little sight seeing in while on University tour so we stopped by this museum on our way. I found it interesting to see how the prisons has changed over the years and to see some of the notes some of the...More

Thank Pia S
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great place especially if you like corrections or law enforcement. There have a lot of things to see. Worth stopping to see.

Thank Tracie Lynn S
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Very helpful and friendly staff. Fun place to go and see things. $5.00 admission. Well worth a stop. Children friendly too.

Thank MrsAgiedc
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

There's so much History!! Being a Corrections officer for TDCJ it opens your eyes to a lot of stuff!!

Thank Shiela I
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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