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National Museum of Funeral History

415 Barren Springs Dr, Houston, TX 77090-5918
+1 281-876-3063
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No joke!

I thought our daughter was joking when she said this was a must see. A funeral museum? You're... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Linda C
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Moorpark, California
Very elegant museum and lots to learn.

We were intrigued by this idea as we had never seen or heard of a funeral museum before. As some of... read more

Reviewed 19 August 2017
wanderingqueen
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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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  • Very good28%
  • Average5%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“horse drawn” (18 reviews)
“above ground” (9 reviews)
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Hours Today: 10:00 - 16:00
Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
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415 Barren Springs Dr, Houston, TX 77090-5918
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+1 281-876-3063
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I thought our daughter was joking when she said this was a must see. A funeral museum? You're kidding, right? We're so glad we put it on our itinerary as it's very unique and not as maudlin as it sounds. It's something very different for...More

Thank Linda C
Reviewed 19 August 2017 via mobile

We were intrigued by this idea as we had never seen or heard of a funeral museum before. As some of the reviewers have already mentioned, it is NOT deathly or morose. Rather, beautiful and indeed interesting. Some strange customs, and even stranger stories. They...More

Thank wanderingqueen
Reviewed 9 August 2017

We learned a lot by going to this museum. There numerous exhibits from so many different time periods. Give it a try.

Thank Kevin C
Reviewed 8 August 2017

Unique to say the least. Some really interesting things here on a couple of presidents and lots of caskets and hearses. It was worth the stop. Engaging for about an hour or so.

Thank R W
Reviewed 2 August 2017 via mobile

Really enjoyed. Wide variety of historical artifacts. Great for teenagers but not toddlers. It is a ride from Downtown but well worth it.

Thank Joey M
Reviewed 30 July 2017 via mobile

Very interesting- lots of stuff to see and learn. Well organized. Huge selection of old hearses- both horse drawn and motorized.

Thank Bud E
Reviewed 23 July 2017

We were surprised at how much we learned at the Nat'l Funeral Museum. Well presented and tastefully done. Exhibits focused on Presidential Funerals, The Funerals of the Popes, Large collection of hearses (and a replica Batmobile) We really enjoyed the day!

Thank Gregory L
Reviewed 20 July 2017

Set aside your preconceptions about this museum. It is not creepy, it is not depressing, it is not a Halloween haunted house. It is a delightfully thorough exploration into the topic of confronting death. The collection of hearses, covering a span of more than 200...More

Thank CTprospector
Reviewed 13 July 2017

It was my first time to visit a Funeral Museum and I really enjoyed it. Most of people cringed away when I mentioned Funeral Museum, they tought I saw dead bodies. Also death is like a taboo subject for some people, let alone to visit...More

Thank bufchoc123
Reviewed 11 July 2017

Very interesting place to go. Covers the history of death services and how funerals have been handled over the course of history. It is not morbid or weird, death is certain for all of us! Many very unique caskets and displays. The one of President...More

Thank Jason S
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So you know, it's not a big building nor does it "stand out" (unless you were looking for it, you might not notice it). It's tucked away in a residential neighborhood, but a few blocks from the main drag. It's best... More
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Vicki H
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Hi! I believe it's $10 for adults...I'm a senior and I think I paid $9.00. And yes, they do accept credit cards! As far as food, I didn't see a café or anything onsite, but a number of restaurants are nearby. It's Houston... More
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