National Museum of Funeral History

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The National Museum of Funeral History bears witness to the history and cultural importance of funeral rites. Robert L. Waltrip, a funeral service industry professional, founded the museum in 1992.

The museum's exhibits cover a broad range of topics in funeral history, including embalming history, funeral customs and traditions from throughout the world, grieving practices, and the funeral industry itself. The museum also houses a collection of funeral vehicles, including a replica of Abraham Lincoln's hearse, as well as a collection of coffins and caskets, as well as exhibitions on prominent funerals throughout history.

The National Museum of Funeral History also provides educational programs and special events, including talks, workshops, and tours, in addition to its displays.

How to explore The National Museum of Funeral History?

  • The museum has a spectacular collection of exhibits showcasing the history and cultural significance of funeral services. You can learn about embalming techniques, funeral customs from around the world, famous funerals throughout history, and more.
  • Check out the funeral vehicles, including hearses, funeral coaches, and other vehicles used in funeral processions. You can even witness a replica of Abraham Lincoln's hearse and other historic vehicles.
  • Get a brilliant opportunity to know more about the famous funerals throughout history, including those of US presidents, celebrities, and other notable figures. You can learn about the funeral customs and practices surrounding these funerals.
  • The museum hosts a broad spectrum of special events throughout the year, including tours, workshops, and lectures. Check the museum's website for upcoming events.
  • The museum's gift shop offers an interesting variety of items related to funeral history, including books, DVDs, and other souvenirs for you to buy as an unforgettable memory.
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Address of National Museum of Funeral History

415 Barren Springs Dr, Houston, TX 77090-5918

Opening & Closing time of National Museum of Funeral History

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