National Museum of Funeral History's Halloween Haunted House
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!
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, Hours, and Pricing
If you are ready to brave this adventure, head on 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 prices in 2018 (at the time of our visit) were $5 for adults and $3 for children. 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 link below to find out the dates for this year's Halloween event.
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 to visit the museum, check out the rest of the place. You will be amazed at what is there!
This family-friendly museum is open from 10 AM to 4 PM, Monday through Friday. On Saturdays, they are open from 10 AM to 5 PM, and on Sundays, they are open from 12 PM to 5 PM. To see how the haunted house in this museum appeared in 2015, watch the video below.
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