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Texas Prison Museum

491 Hwy 75 N, Huntsville, TX 77320
+1 936-295-2155
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Worth the $5 and 1 hour tour.

Many interesting items including the pearl handled pistol Bonnie had in her lap when she was killed... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
4Mack
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Manvel, Texas
Road Trip stopped to enjoy history.

Loved watching my sons face as he looked at all the pictures and read on Texas history. Great... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
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Learn about the Texas prison system including an exhibit of the electric chair dubbed "Old Sparky".
  • Excellent53%
  • Very good43%
  • Average3%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible0%
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491 Hwy 75 N, Huntsville, TX 77320
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Many interesting items including the pearl handled pistol Bonnie had in her lap when she was killed with Clyde, Tommy gun, Prison Rodeo artifacts, items made by prisoners as art and to escape. Many written articles to read and "Old Sparky" the actual electric chair...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Loved watching my sons face as he looked at all the pictures and read on Texas history. Great experience! Lots of interesting facts with experienced staff! Well worth the money!

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My husband and I stopped by the museum on our way to Houston from Dallas. It's only $5 each person and we spent about 1.5-2 hours there, and we were trying to read all the information quickly, we could have spent more time there. I...More

Thank k4yteeee
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We were visiting our son who lives in Huntsville and decided to visit this museum Memorial weekend. It is not a large museum but there is a lot to read about and see. Although there were families there with younger children, I think they will...More

Thank Pambela
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Was well worth the 2 hour drive from Houston. Looking forward to going back one day. Seeing the original electric chair was pretty awesome.

Thank Megan D
Reviewed 11 April 2017 via mobile

If you're traveling along I-45, and have some time to kill, I recommend visiting this museum. We made the trip from the DFW Metroplex just to visit the museum, and take some time to visit with Jim Willett, the museums Director. If you have a...More

Thank Brandon G
Reviewed 11 April 2017 via mobile

First off, called ahead because I'd 2 large pups I would needa keep in a kennel while we were inside, to see if there was ample shade for that. The 2 ladies were ecstatic, oh of course, in fact, we've even a spot right outside...More

1  Thank BlaundNordic
Reviewed 7 April 2017

This museum had a surprising amount of visitors while we were there. They had the history of the now defunct Prison Rodeo, plus art work and the ingenuity of prisoner weapons. More interesting than I thought it would be.

Thank Maelrarny
Reviewed 7 March 2017

This was a great rainy day activity and was well worth our trip to Huntsville. You can spend hours there looking at prison artifacts and reading tidbits about prisoners, both famous and not so famous. What a wealth of information. Definitely worth your time and...More

Thank Sharon S
Reviewed 2 March 2017

I would recommend this for an out of town guest, families and couples. The inmate artwork alone is pretty amazing and the creative items found by guards are equally as fascinating!! Strange but interesting place to visit and kids will enjoy this too.

Thank houstonphotojourney
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MWASHBURN52
What is admission price?
7 March 2016|
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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
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