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Holocaust Museum Houston

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Neighbourhood: The Museum District
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Address: 5401 Caroline St, Houston, TX 77004-6804
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+1 713-942-8000
12:00 - 17:00
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Sun 12:00 - 17:00
Mon - Fri 09:00 - 17:00
Sat 10:00 - 17:00
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Fee: No

The Holocaust Museum Houston educates visitors about prejudice and...

The Holocaust Museum Houston educates visitors about prejudice and tolerance. You can see archival film, a Danish rescue boat and a World War II railcar used to transport victims to concentration camps.

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Small but has many memorable items.

We were especially moved by the butterfly exhibit, where a butterfly was made in memory of a child that perished in the Holocaust. Too many children perished.

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Austin, Texas
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Austin, Texas
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We were especially moved by the butterfly exhibit, where a butterfly was made in memory of a child that perished in the Holocaust. Too many children perished.

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Freeport, Texas
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Being Jewish, this is a great piece of history. I really enjoyed seeing the exhibits and some of the facts about the Holocaust. It's a must see place if you're in the Houston Area

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Houston, Texas USA
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

the docents on weekends are so knowledgeable and effective. It is a small museum but definitely worth the entry price. You will learn so much but leave with a hole in your heart. I've recently taken 3 sets of guests to the museum and they all give it high marks. I learn something new EVERY time.

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Houston, Texas
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

There really isn't any venue in Houston more moving and thought provoking than the Holocaust Museum. Local Holocaust survivors are profiled and the reminder of man' inhumanity to man is clear and vivid. While dedicated to seeing such atrocities won't happen again we live in a time where they are happening as I write. I would rate this "A must... More 

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Place is well taken care of, I have been in some other museums and this is average, good story telling and pictures speak more than words, it is depressing how the Nazi's took advantage of people and killed so many, not for young kids.

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Abilene, Texas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 78 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The exhibits were outstanding! We’ve been to several holocaust museums in the U.S. and in Europe, and this was one of the best. Very few mementoes of the camps but the photos were spell-binding. Photographic history from early Jewish community life to Hitler’s rise to liberation of camps to life as a displaced person (DP). Also a 35-minute oral history... More 

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Houston, United States
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Reviewed 19 March 2017

This museum is much larger on the inside than it looks on the outside. I have been to a few others in various cities and Israel. This one offers a great afternoon of rich history that will move your heart. Great for all ages.

Thank Lisa Annette S
Houston, Texas
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Reviewed 19 March 2017 via mobile

I found this museum extremely informative and interesting. I've been several times for museum, movies, and exhibitions! I love it all of the events. It's very informative for school groups as well.

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Crystal River, Florida
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Reviewed 15 March 2017

This museum packs a lot of heart wrenching facts into a smaller than usual museum. What can be said other than this should never have been able to take place. The absolute destruction of human life is unimaginable! While you wipe away tears you can't help but feel the swelling of joy that the human spirit can endure and overcome... More 

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Memphis, Tennessee
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Reviewed 4 March 2017

How do you describe such a time as this in world history? Very moving, hard to see in places. Very young children might not understand. My 11 year old granddaughter had a difficult time with it. But, it was good that we could talk about what happened & she came to an understanding. She enjoyed the outdoor exhibit better. I... More 

Thank Vicki H

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