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Texas Prison Museum

491 State Highway 75 N, Huntsville, Texas 77320 USA

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  • Wheelchair
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  • Public
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  • No Wifi

“Your tour guide is a retired warden!”

The Texas Prison Museum offers an intriguing glimpse into the lives of the state's least-loved citizens. The museum features numerous exhibits detailing the history of the Texas prison system, both from the point of view of the inmates as well as the men and women who worked within the prison walls. Among its more famous pieces, this museum houses the nickel-plated, pearl-handled pistol Bonnie Parker held when she was gunned down in 1934. Huntsville's prison museum is frequented by a cross-section of the public, ranging from grade-school students on field trips, to tourists from around the world. Since moving to the new museum building in 2002 the number of visitors has risen each year. The Texas Prison Museum, in existence since 1989, is a non-profit charitable corporation, overseen by a board of trustees. Staffing consists of one full-time employee, part-time personnel, and several dedicated volunteers. 

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Reviewed by
Lindasully

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April 10, 2015
Rated 3.0

Interesting museum. I didn't know about the popularity of prison rodeos. Enjoyed reading about program of training service dogs for veterans.

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David Stacy

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September 30, 2014

Fascinating museum. Good for a couple of hours. I personally liked the exhibit with the improvised weaponry.

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Texas Prison Museum

491 State Highway 75 N
Huntsville, Texas
77320 USA

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  • Independent
  • Credit Cards Accepted
  • Wheelchair Accessible
  • Public Restrooms
  • No Wifi
  • Private Parking
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