Explore this quirky museum and learn about funeral history through the ages.
The National Museum of Funeral History is located just west of I-45 in Houston, Texas. This museum features the most extensive collection of authentic, historical funeral service items, including caskets, hearses, and more. Open since 1992; this museum features over a dozen permanent exhibits covering various funeral-related topics. Exhibits you will see include the history of cremation, the day of the dead celebration, presidential funerals, the history of embalming, and jazz funerals of New Orleans, to name a few.
Expect to spend at least two hours here to get the most out of your visit. However, guests can spend as much or as little time as they want at each exhibit because the museum is designed for self-guided tours. The National Museum of Funeral History is open daily, and its hours are Monday through Friday from 10 AM to 4 PM, Saturday from 10 AM to 5 PM, and Sunday from 12 PM to 5 PM. If you're into quirky museums, add this place to your east Texas road trip itinerary.