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Texas Prison Museum

491 Hwy 75 N, Huntsville, TX 77320
+1 936-295-2155
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Huntsville Prison Museum

They start you off with a video on the prison.There is a lot to read on the history of the prison... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Great Little Museum

This is a small museum that is easy to access from IH-45. Admission is $5.00 per adult and can be... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Houston, Texas
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Learn about the Texas prison system including an exhibit of the electric chair dubbed "Old Sparky".
  • Excellent55%
  • Very good41%
  • Average3%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible0%
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491 Hwy 75 N, Huntsville, TX 77320
+1 936-295-2155
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Reviewed 4 days ago

They start you off with a video on the prison.There is a lot to read on the history of the prison. Some of the prisoners had so much talent, you could see items they made that they would sell. Then there was items they made...More

Thank elhigh
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This is a small museum that is easy to access from IH-45. Admission is $5.00 per adult and can be seen in a couple of hours. The star is “Old Sparky” but there are other exhibits that are interesting. I found their T-Shirts to be...More

Reviewed 24 August 2017

I never knew much about the TX prison system and its history, so this was very interesting and enjoyable. And of course, the highlight is Ol' Sparky! Finding out the back story of some of the famous inmates fleshed out the bare bones that we...More

Thank JoyceWR
Reviewed 8 August 2017

This museum is wonderful to see. It has so much history about the prison system in Texas. In fact they have the old electric chair on display, and they tells the story of Bonnie & Clyde in detail. I think it is a great learning...More

Thank Marsha L
Reviewed 3 August 2017

The Texas Prison Museum contains a wealth of information about the history of prisons in the Lone Star State. The staff at the museum, many of whom are retirees of the prison system, are friendly and helpful; the exhibits are relevant; there is a wonderful...More

Thank CJTravelerTexas
Reviewed 31 July 2017 via mobile

This is the type of museum that pulls you in. You don't want to look, but you do. You don't want to overhear what other visitors have to say, but you do. You don't want to remember what you learn, but you do. As for...More

1  Thank PaleoGypsy
Reviewed 27 July 2017

My boyfriend and I hopped over for a quick look around and we had a great time. The museum is very small but packed full of cool exhibits. It's concise but presents a ton of information and prompted some great conversation for the drive home....More

2  Thank Caitlin K
Reviewed 25 July 2017 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 25 July 2017 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 23 July 2017 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
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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