The National Museum of Funeral History


The National Museum of Funeral History is an educational experience like no other and offers something for everyone. Discover America’s largest collection of authentic, historical funeral service items.


Learn about caskets and coffins, hearses through history, plus the funerals of Presidents, Popes, celebrities and more while you witness the cultural heritage of the funeral service industry and its time-honored tradition of compassion.

New Exhibit


The History of Mourning Photography showcase at the museum shines a spotlight on a branch of photography that has long been forgotten.

New Exhibit


The U.S. Patent Office has a long history. It was created Jan. 2, 1775, in Washington, D.C., by Henry Knox, secretary of war, Edmund Randolph, attorney general, and Secretary of State Thomas Jefferson.

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Sponsor and/or participate in the Charity Golf Classic, held every fall at the prestigious Kingwood Country Club.

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Here are some exciting new events coming up in 2023.

Friday, May 10th 7pm - 10pm (VIP entry @ 6pm)
Friday, May 10th 7pm - 10pm (VIP entry @ 6pm)
Hosted at the National Museum of Funeral History


Market at the Museum Series is back! Come out and join us Friday, May 10th 7pm - 10pm (VIP entry @ 6pm) Tickets are on sale NOW.
Thursday, April 4th 2pm - 10pm
Thursday, April 4th 2pm - 10pm
Hosted at the National Museum of Funeral History


Museum Unavailable During these Hours for a Private Event
April 4th 2024 – 2PM until close

So I love off the wall unique spots. I seek them out all over the world. This is above average for them. I was expecting a small ode to saying goodbye and was pleasantly surprised not only with the size but the quality or presentation and the detailed explanations of each display. I bet I took 200 photos. Gift shop in tow but lacked stickers for my personal remembrance. Got a patch instead! Also found a couple local dark art pieces so a win! Highly recommend a visit.

Bill Oas

While not knowing what to expect, we were thoroughly amazed. Thinking to spend 1/2 to 1 hour before lunch, we spent 2+ hours here. Thinking it would be a dark and solemn, it was anything but. There is a history on embalming and cremation exhibit. An excellent display of vehicles used for funerals. Items from presidential and famous people. I'm not going to say anymore, don't want to spoil it. At $10 fee, the best money I spent in Texas!

Stephen Hardwick

This was the most interesting and informative place I have been in the last few months! Staff are super friendly, TONS of amazing exhibits and classic cars to look at and a really cool gift shop with so many terrific items! My 8 yr old loved it too! Will definitely go back!

Whitney Castillo-Walker

By far one of THE BEST museums ever visited. There was no stone left unturned. Great information. It would have been nice if there were some self guided audio to go along with the the different exhibits. It would have been nice to see some exhibits organize by time-line of where funerals started to where they are today. Overall an excellent museum that everyone should see.

Tamyra L

Awesome museum near Houston, one of the more unique and content-rich ones around here. Not a large place but has a lot of artifacts, weird facts and interesting history around the culture of funeral. Nicely organized and separated into various sections. I'd recommend spending about three hours here, I went for a bit less than two hours and definitely did not have enough time to browse through everything this place had to offer.

Di Lu
Local Guide

One of the most amazing date I've been on with my partner! We spent 4 hours in there and still missed just a little bit. They have everything from Presley to Popes, coffins to carriages, day of the dead to ancient Egyptians. If you decide to take this wonderful adventure, plan to spend some time! Everything here is beyond interesting and very educational in a fun way.

Kayla Newitt
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By Bob Boetticher Sr. Chairman, National Museum of Funeral History

Requested a simple funeral.

Have you ever had a craving for chocolate? To satisfy your sweet tooth, did you buy a candy bar, with or without almonds, wrapped in brown paper with silver print? If so, you owe that spectacular sugar rush to confectioner and brilliant businessman Milton S, Hershey.

Milton Snavely Hershey was born Sept. 13, 1857, in a Mennonite community. His limited formal education came to an end in 1871 when he left the fourth grade to work for a printer. He eventually lost his job but became an apprentice to a confectioner and developed an interest in candy making. Before long, he was selling caramel candies from a cart for 5 cents each.

Hershey’s Lancaster Caramel Company, launched in 1883, was the first to manufacture caramel using fresh milk. He later sold the company for $1 million, bought back his family homestead land and built an experimental chocolate factory that became the Hershey Chocolate Company and created thousands of jobs. The first Hershey’s candy bar was produced in 1900, followed by Hershey’s Kisses in 1907.

The National Museum of Funeral History


Often described as one of the Houston’s most unique gift shops, visitors can find a variety of gifts and one-of-a-kind treasures.

The National Museum of Funeral History


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The National Museum of Funeral History is located on the North side of Houston off of Interstate 45 and Richey Road, exit 64, about 15 minutes west of Bush Airport (IAH.)

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Mon - Fri: 10am - 4pm
Sat: 10am - 5pm
Sun: 12pm - 5pm

Adults: $15
Seniors (55+) / Veterans: $12
Children (ages 6 to 11): $7
Children (5 and under): Free
SCI Employees:$10 with ID badge or business card

415 Barren Springs Drive, Houston TX