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National Museum of Funeral History: Halloween Haunted House

I live in Houston and have worked as a nurse. I have a lifelong passion for traveling, nature, and photography (preferably all together!).

The National Museum of Funeral History in Houston, TX, hosts a haunted house  every Halloween.

The National Museum of Funeral History in Houston, TX, hosts a haunted house every Halloween.

Houston's Annual Haunted House

Can you think of a better place to take your family and friends during Halloween than to a funeral museum to experience a haunted house exhibit? It can be done in Houston, Texas, at the one-of-a-kind National Museum of Funeral History.

Haunted house locations are numerous around Halloween, and some are larger than others. Each of them is meant to be spooky and scary. This one does not disappoint. As you round each corner of the maze-like expanse, prepare yourself to expect the unexpected!

Dreadford Falls

The following information was available on the Funeral Museum's website: "Explore the town of Dreadford Falls after a local nuclear power plant has melted down." That all made sense once I saw the abandoned workspaces with computers, the crime scene tape, the fallout shelter signs, and the eerie green glow. The decontamination suit did not protect the poor fellow encased in it below.

Asylum: No One Leaves!

Dare you enter the asylum that no one leaves? We did and are still here to talk about it. Move slowly in this space. Moans, groans, and unearthly sounds will assault your ears. Some of the poor souls in this area are in straight jackets. Others are chained and handcuffed. The ghoulish couple below is feasting upon eyeballs, lungs, intestines, and liver. Yikes!

Be sure to look up as well as down when walking through this creepy place. I almost jumped out of my skin when a sinister-looking dog-like creature unexpectedly moved, snarled, and barked in an ominous tone. At the time, my attention was not focused on the ground.

Double, double toil and trouble;

Fire burn and cauldron bubble.

— William Shakespeare ("Macbeth")

More Sights From the Haunted House

Menacing-looking clowns and dolls with gruesome faces are on display in various places throughout the eerie space in the Museum of Funeral History. Shuddersome, nightmare-sized spiders inhabit this terrifying haunted space. So do threatening snakes and rats with teeth bared. All of the creatures, both large and small, are scary.

Location and Hours of Operation

If you are ready to brave this adventure, head over to 415 Barren Springs Drive, Houston, Texas 77090. Don't be a scaredy-cat! If you are looking for a terrifyingly good time, check out the National Museum of Funeral History.

Admission to the haunted house was half-price with museum admission! This Halloween haunted house remained open until November 4th of 2018. Click on the official link below to find out the dates for this year's Halloween event, admission pricing, and more.

The museum also has an annual Halloween car show. Check the website to get the pricing and hours for each yearly Halloween event at the Museum of Funeral History. If it is your first time visiting the museum, check out the rest of the place. You will be amazed at what is there!

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This family-friendly museum is open from 10 AM to 4 PM, Monday through Friday. On Saturdays, their hours are from 10 AM to 5 PM, and on Sundays, from 12 PM to 5 PM. To see how the haunted house in this museum appeared in 2018, watch the video below.


This content is accurate and true to the best of the author’s knowledge and is not meant to substitute for formal and individualized advice from a qualified professional.

© 2020 Peggy Woods


Peggy Woods (author) from Houston, Texas on August 17, 2020:

Hello Sue,

It was scary enough for me! In only two months, people will start thinking of Halloween again. I wonder if haunted houses will be safe to visit by then?

Sue on August 16, 2020:

BOO! Looks scary but is it really?

Peggy Woods (author) from Houston, Texas on August 15, 2020:

Hi Rajan,

The haunted mansion in Disneyland would have been much more extensive, I am sure. This one at the Funeral Museum was large enough for me! A person can only jump out of their skin so many times! Ha!

Rajan Singh Jolly on August 15, 2020:

I can well imagine how creepy the atmosphere would be in this haunted house in pitch darkness with just these ghoulish creatures all around and what a time to go watch it. I am reminded of my time at the Haunted Mansion in Disneyland. Thank you for sharing photos of this eerie funeral museum.

Peggy Woods (author) from Houston, Texas on April 24, 2020:

Hi Bill,

There are many more reasons to visit this fascinating museum than just this seasonal display. I will bet that you would enjoy all it has to offer.

Peggy Woods (author) from Houston, Texas on April 21, 2020:

Hi Liz,

That funeral home poster in its window portrays a slightly macabre sense of humor, given the current circumstances. Ha!

Bill De Giulio from Massachusetts on April 21, 2020:

I never would have imagined that there was a Museum of Funeral History, go figure. Very creative idea! I'll bet the place is packed come Halloween? I think this is something my grand kids would enjoy.

Peggy Woods (author) from Houston, Texas on April 21, 2020:

Hi MG Singh,

This haunted house exhibit is merely a seasonal event and held in a smaller area of the much larger museum.

Liz Westwood from UK on April 21, 2020:

It sounds like somebody had a bright idea for a business venture here. As so many are at home now, I am regularly being sent amusing photos from the internet. A recent one was of the window of a funeral home with a poster thanking the National Health Service.

Peggy Woods (author) from Houston, Texas on April 21, 2020:

Hi Bill,

This is not a funeral home, but rather the national museum of funeral history. Either way, it is a unique setting for such a display as this. Glad it made you smile.

Peggy Woods (author) from Houston, Texas on April 20, 2020:

Hi Pamela,

This haunted house is the only one that I have ever visited. We were at the museum for another purpose, so we decided to visit it while there.

MG Singh emge from Singapore on April 20, 2020:

Hi Peggy, never came across such a museum dedicated to haunted exhibits. Something unique and very interesting.

Peggy Woods (author) from Houston, Texas on April 20, 2020:

Hi Lorna,

I agree that many of those dolls and other creatures looked creepy and scary...perfect for Halloween.

Bill Holland from Olympia, WA on April 20, 2020:

Okay, that is a clever idea! I love this. I'm willing to bet you won't find another funeral home in the country that does this. I'll be smiling the rest of the day because of this article.

Pamela Oglesby from Sunny Florida on April 20, 2020:

Peggy, I no longer like to visit haunted houses. I guess they are for the young. I so think this one is unique and fun for the younger set.

Lorna Lamon on April 20, 2020:

I imagine this would be a great spot to visit, however, particularly effective at Halloween. I enjoy a good fright and those dolls look very creepy. An enjoyable and entertaining read Peggy.

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