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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
Closed now
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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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So much more than expected

Visited with friends and were so impressed! Filled with a ton of interesting history of funerals from presidents to movie and musical stars. Great old hearses for the car... read more

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Caledonia, Wisconsin
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Caledonia, Wisconsin
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18 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Visited with friends and were so impressed! Filled with a ton of interesting history of funerals from presidents to movie and musical stars. Great old hearses for the car lovers. Funeral displays from different eras and different cultures. Admission was very reasonable. Museum was bigger than expected, clean and the staff was very friendly.

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Lindfield, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Where can I start. This place is unique. I can't think of another place that houses such an eclectic and diverse set of artefacts such as a crab coffin and the lineage of Papal conveyance of which includes an actual real Popemobile (one careful owner) a rather classy example of British automotive off roading excellence in the form of a... More 

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South Fallsburg, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago 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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Eugene, Oregon
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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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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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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 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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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 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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Baltimore, Maryland
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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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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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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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