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Marinda Sang-Douglas
· June 9, 2017
We stopped on our way back from Galveston, making our 9 hour drive a bit longer! It was well worth it, the admission is quite reasonable and the staff friendly and helpful! My husband and I have worke...d in a County Jail, so had an interest. Our kids both found something they enjoyed looking at! I purchased an inmate made keychain and we got t-shirts. Neat experience! See More
Tammy Florence Munsch
· August 23, 2017
The staff was very friendly and willing to answer questions. I also got a book autographed by the author who was also a prison warden. Highly recommend and priced very reasonable.
Johnny Baldridge
· June 19, 2017
I was surprised at how much stuff is in this little small building it is well worth the admission. It's very educational I found myself there for almost an hour and a half just reading everything and ...seeing how prisoners lived in the past as well as the present. See More
Rudi Quin
· November 11, 2017
A museum in it's own class! well documented history of the prison system. $5 admission is a deal
Erin Ivins
· July 23, 2017
I didn't know what to expect . I'll be honest this stop was not my choice . However, I was so pleasantly surprised ! There was so much information wrapped in a small package . We had a complete blast .... I am very glad we decided to make a detour for this ! Even got a shirt ! :) See More
Michael Martinez
· April 4, 2017
Its a small place, but full of all kind of information and things they used to have in years past. We spent few hours there and saw everything, but didn't get to read everything. At the beginning ther...e is a short video, that I found very informative, because I learned a lot that I was in the dark.
Definitively I recommend people to visit Texas Prison Museum...
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Lyn Nye
· July 18, 2017
Really neat and informative place. I like the fact they honored victims of crime and not the offender. I wish the Bonnie and Clyde exhibit was more informative and with more displays. Glad I went.
Stacey Burge
· June 2, 2017
my wife and i visited the other day. the prison and huntsville itself has alot of history. the museum was very informative and well thought out. we had a great time there. and we visited the peckerwoo...d hill cemetery too. See More
Jimmy Lehde
· May 19, 2017
Working for TDCJ certainly makes this place special to me but it has great information and is a must for everyone. I periodically stop in at the memorial and pay my respects . May none of our fallen e...ver be forgotten. See More
Linda McJohnston Beaver
· July 24, 2017
Great place to visit! Interesting exhibits and very friendly helpful staff. Would definitely recommend this Museum.
Klaus Koehler
· July 14, 2017
Took my grandson there and we both enjoyed it. In today's $$ its really a bargain although the gift shop is rather pricey. Last time I had been there was when it was still located downtown across from... the courthouse. Much nicer now. See More
Cristin Rodgers
· July 10, 2017
Definitely worth a stop! Lots of interesting things to see and read. The prosoners make lots of really nice leather goods worth looking at. Very good quality.
Ludwig Cavallar
· June 30, 2016
They really put an effort in the museum. From my point of view,mthey unfortunately focus too much on the prisoners rodeo, and some persons.
I have expected to see - with this name of the museum - a hi...story of all the prisons, examples of handlind inmates over the years, how cells, clothing, food and labour has changed over the time.
So there is space for improvement.
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Nacoma Malone
· June 9, 2017
It was worth the stop. I enjoyed all of the prision rodeo information and it was also interesting to see the evolution of armor and equipment in general.
F.J. Mac
· June 18, 2017
The gentleman working the desk was just awesome, kind and knowledgeable. Not a big place, but a lot of cool stuff and not bad for the price.
Jessica Hood
· August 12, 2017
Very educational, and allows the public to see what our officers are up against behind those bars.
Jennie Sutton
· March 17, 2017
We will definitely go back when we have more time to look and read everything they were getting ready to close when we walked in and only had about 30 mins. Even my kids loved it and want to plan a da...y to go and spend more time See More
Ashley Jacobson
· May 21, 2017
I took my daughter there yesterday and we really enjoyed it! It was a bit smaller than I thought but very informative and lots of interesting facts from long ago...pretty neat to learn some Texas history!
Melissa Carney-Roberts
· May 28, 2016
I thought the museum was awesome! The exhibits were very interesting and informative. The whole experience was very emotional as the prison system is such a part of our state's history, ie, notorious ...criminals, executions, escapes etc. I am glad I finally got to visit.
My only complaint was that it was extremely hot in there and I rushed through. I would've liked to have spent more time.
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Jana Blaikie Ross
· June 9, 2016
My husband has been wanting to go here and I'm so glad we did. We brought our teen son and it was fascinating to him! I would definitely recommend this as a place to stop this summer with the family!
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There will be a book signing on Saturday, March 17, 2018 from 10 a.m.- 12 p.m.. Sandra Rogers, former Curator of Collections of the Texas Prison Museum has authored a book about the Texas electric chair and the 361 condemned men who were strapped into it. Ms. Rogers will be making comments concerning the book from 10:00 to 10:30.

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Here at the museum, you can purchase this Bonnie and Clyde t-shirt! Shout out to Mrs. Rita for being such a good sport!

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Warden is the story of Willett's thirty-year career in Texas prisons, from his first night as a shot-gun-wielding guard to the last man he escorted to the death chamber. At the Texas Prison Museum, you can purchase an autographed copy!

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A new book and the first ever published by the Texas Prison Museum. The most complete and accurate account of executions by electric chair in Texas. ELECTROCUTIONS IN TEXAS: 1924-1964 is the result of many, many hours of dedicated research. This book reveals what went on in the death chamber at execution time, as well as glimpses into the death house cells. The book includes details of the crimes that caused the men to be condemned to death row. The book also sheds light on some of the prison employees who were involved in building and use of the electric chair.

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Who was Clyde Heath and what Unit was she from?

We will draw on March 13th out of everyone who answered the question correctly! Take a guess!

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Hey Stamp Collectors! We have the one and only Texas Prison Rodeo stamp here in our gift shop! Stop by to get one for your collection, to start a new family tradition, or in remembrance of the Texas Prison Rodeo! Get them before they're gone!

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Here are a few things that have taken place in January over the past years.

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One man was put to death in the eletric chair under Texas Habitual Criminal Law. What was his name and when did the happen?

Thank you East Texas Corvette Club for stopping by! We had such a wonderful time seeing those beautiful cars!

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WE WILL BE OPEN MONDAY, JANUARY 15TH! Come see us and spend a little time learning about the history of the prison system!

Here is a new trivia question! We will draw on January 18th for someone who answered the question correctly!

At one time the Warden and his family lived inside the Huntsville "Walls" Prison. Who was the last Warden to live in the prison?

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