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Sam Houston Memorial Museum

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Address: 1836 Sam Houston Avenue, Huntsville, TX 77340
Phone Number: +1 936-295-1832
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Sun 12:00 - 16:30
Tue - Sat 09:00 - 16:30

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Mister

FYI people. The statue of Sam Houston and his graveside are not on the museum grounds. Still a must to see in Huntsville, Texas.

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 weeks ago
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Plano, Texas
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31 reviews
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

There is a main museum building dedicated to the life of Sam Houston. There are not many artifacts. You just walk from room to room reading the displays. Admission is a "Suggested Donation" of $5 for adults. The grounds around that main building have various buildings related to Houston's life and is laid out like a really nice park. There... More 

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Thank FrednVickie
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

FYI people. The statue of Sam Houston and his graveside are not on the museum grounds. Still a must to see in Huntsville, Texas.

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Thank Tim R
Austin, Texas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Sam Houston loved Texas. But he loved his family more. This park tells the story of the Houston family (who've been family friends of mine for nearly 50 years). I asked my wife to marry me at the steps of the Steamboat House.

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Thank derek1836
Houston, TX
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 October 2016

Headed out on a beautiful Sunday to see more Texas history. This museum was an excellent adventure ($4 for seniors). Very well done, 3 rooms covering Sam Houston's early life to his years making legendary history and finally his later years. I got chills when I saw Santa Anna's sword, cane, and saddle he had at the battle of San... More 

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Thank BaseballM0m7
Houston, Texas
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44 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 October 2016 via mobile

Not just the old buildings, moved here as a collection, but check out the special events such as blacksmithing and woodworking which are scheduled on occasional Saturdays.

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Thank Mark S
Coldspring, Texas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 September 2016

We had to leave too soon, but I really enjoyed seeing everything I was able to see. I adore history, especially Texas history and this is definitely the place to go to get educated on Texas and Sam Houston, a key player in our Texas history.

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Thank debsan55
Huntsville, Texas
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87 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 August 2016

Wonderful place for children to walk the grounds and experience life in the 1800's. There are several buildings from throughout Houston's life such as his law office, his homestead house, and the house he died in. All are set up with furniture and items from his life. The grounds are beautifully kept, and the duck pond is a great place... More 

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Thank Christi T
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 August 2016 via mobile

We decided to stop and see the statue of Sam Houston and take pics as my husband is related to him. When we got out of the car and walked around we realized there was much more to see then we knew. Very nice little park.

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Thank Jessi N
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5 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 August 2016 via mobile

The museum was well kept. It was educational and enjoyable. The staff was friendly enough. There is a gift shop. The grounds are great. It was really nice to take a walking tour of the homes Sam Houston lived in as well as the kitchen, law office, etc. There is a walking trail and a pond and creek with ducks... More 

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Boston, Massachusetts
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 July 2016

Spent the night in Huntsville, decided to visit on the way out. Grounds are free, parking easy, Excellent display of dwellings where family lived and how they lived. Kids will love all the ducks, chickens and roosters walking freely around the grounds. Docents were friendly and informative.

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