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“I was surprised - enjoyable visit to a funeral museum!”

National Museum of Funeral History
Ranked #11 of 278 things to do in Houston
Certificate of Excellence
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Fee: Yes
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Owner description: 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.
Reviewed 3 May 2018

I went with a family member from out of town who really wanted to go. We went in December in the afternoon. It was a slow day with not much traffic at the museum, but wow - lots to see. Very informative and a huge setup. You could spend hours going through all of it
We spent about an hour and a half. Some of it was what you would expect - coffins and the like, but many other things going into the cultural aspects of funerals around the world - different types of hearses - a display about the popes funeral - even a display about Lincolns funeral.
I was impressed. Dont knock it till you try it

Date of experience: December 2017
Thank Matt S
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Reviewed 2 May 2018

We went here for a "dinner party", and it was quite lovely. We went through the history of the museum, and it was not "gory" at all. The food was excellent, don't know if it was catered, and the whole evening was a pleasant surprise. We want to go back and see it again. It's in the north side of Houston, not far from I-45.

Date of experience: June 2017
Thank Mary Jane B
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Reviewed 30 April 2018 via mobile

Looking online for a museum near the airport, I was intrigued by their motto: "Any day above ground is a good one". So I convinced my sister to take me, along with my 13 yr old niece and 10 yr old nephew. We were not disappointed. A sense of the diversity of Funeral choices and ceremonies was explored, from a casket covered with money!(You Can take it with you) to a presidential hearse, casket replicas, Roy Rogers tricked out 63Bonneville convertible (tooled leather seats with guns on the door handles and longhorns on the bumper, Victorian hearses, a pope mobile, display of papal funerals and folk art animal caskets from Ghana! All for 7$ /kids, 9$/seniors and adults 10$. Can be seen in an hour but 2 hours to do it justice.

Date of experience: April 2018
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Reviewed 17 April 2018

This museum has lots of stuff related to the funerary business, but the most exciting thing was their collection of hearses from different time periods! They also have very cool caskets for children, dresses, pictures - all kinds of stuff.

Date of experience: June 2017
Thank G8683VWwendys
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Reviewed 10 April 2018

This small museum is definitely trying, and although it doesn't have all the bells and whistles of more modern museums, the information is interesting. Much attention is given to various funerals of US presidents, especially Lincoln. They also have a wide variety of funeral carriages throughout time. Their "celebrity" funerals room is a little random, but still learned some interesting tidbits. They're raising money to expand to include an exhibit related to cremation. If you're into this type of thing, which I am, it won't fully disappoint.

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank MAR4524
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