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Texas Prison Museum

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

I am a local, and every time we have family that have not been in town, we take them. It is very... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Gamer275
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Huntsville, Texas
Interesting Museum

A museum full of Texas prison items and history. You might not think this would be very... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Kenneth R
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Garland, Texas
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Learn about the Texas prison system including an exhibit of the electric chair dubbed "Old Sparky".
  • Excellent54%
  • Very good43%
  • Average2%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible0%
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491 Hwy 75 N, Huntsville, TX 77320
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"bonnie and clyde"
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"death row"
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"on display"
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"death penalty"
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"famous inmates"
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"short video"
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"interesting exhibits"
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"wealth of information"
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"gift shop"
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"entry fee"
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"great history"
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"for sale"
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"lots of history"
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Reviewed 3 days ago

I am a local, and every time we have family that have not been in town, we take them. It is very educational and gives you a(n) inside look at how the Texas Department of Criminal Justice (TDCJ) got to where they are today.

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A museum full of Texas prison items and history. You might not think this would be very interesting, but it actually is. Plan to spend a couple of hours taking your time looking and reading about the exhibited items from incredible works of art hand-made...More

Thank Kenneth R
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Reviewed 15 January 2018 via mobile

The four minute video provided a great overview of the history of the prison system. A good amount of interesting artifacts to read about and explore.

Thank Amanda R
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Reviewed 13 January 2018 via mobile

This is a don’t miss stop in Huntsville Texas. You will be amazed and impressed with the history here. Good for all ages.

Thank Brenda H
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Reviewed 5 January 2018

The Museum's prize possession is Old Sparky, an electric chair that fried 361 prisoners between 1924 and 1964. It was made by prison workers, rescued from a prison dump, and is now displayed in a replica Death Chamber. But WAIT THERE'S MORE! The Bonnie and...More

Thank Jesse R
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Reviewed 3 January 2018

This is different museum that is devoted to the history of incarceration in Texas – the good and the bad. There are interesting exhibits of weapons commandeered from the prisoners, the Old Sparky electric chair, and a replica of an actual modern prison cell. Be...More

Thank mpgallagher2007
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Reviewed 22 November 2017

The collection of artifacts in the museum lets you take a look at the past and present of the history of the prison system in the Huntsville and surrounding areas. The collections of weapons confiscated and the photographs which can transport you back in time...More

Thank D8199UMrayd
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Reviewed 18 November 2017 via mobile

Easy drive from Houston and located right off 45. Very clean and neat exhibits. Interesting to learn about Texas prisons. I especially liked old sparky the electric chair. Definitely worth the Tim to visit but not really a must see. I suppose the prison is...More

Thank TAMAN1951
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Reviewed 14 November 2017 via mobile

I have been to this museum several times but I enjoy it each time. They have made a few upgrades but still have the old favorites. I would definitely recommend this stop. I have worked for the prison system for years but I am still...More

Thank notron11
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Reviewed 12 November 2017 via mobile

This is worth a small detour if you are in the area. The museum is small but well Laura d out, with exhibits covering topics such as prison rules, contraband and the death penalty. Admission was only $5. There is also a gift shop with...More

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MWASHBURN52
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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