National Museum of Funeral History's Halloween Haunted House

Updated on April 21, 2020
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I live in Houston, and I have worked as a nurse. My interests include art, traveling, reading, gardening, cooking, and our wonderful pets.

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. | Source

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!

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There are lots of skulls at the haunted house exhibit in the National Museum of Funeral History.There is also a man in a coffin.
There are lots of skulls at the haunted house exhibit in the National Museum of Funeral History.
There are lots of skulls at the haunted house exhibit in the National Museum of Funeral History. | Source
There is also a man in a coffin.
There is also a man in a coffin. | Source

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.

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The aftermath of a nuclear power plant meltdown was horrific!This poor fellow never had a chance after the meltdown!
The aftermath of a nuclear power plant meltdown was horrific!
The aftermath of a nuclear power plant meltdown was horrific! | Source
This poor fellow never had a chance after the meltdown!
This poor fellow never had a chance after the meltdown! | Source

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.

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This sinister dog creature surprised me at the haunted house in the National Museum of Funeral History.No one leaves this asylum!This couple is feasting on eyeballs and the like.
This sinister dog creature surprised me at the haunted house in the National Museum of Funeral History.
This sinister dog creature surprised me at the haunted house in the National Museum of Funeral History. | Source
No one leaves this asylum!
No one leaves this asylum! | Source
This couple is feasting on eyeballs and the like.
This couple is feasting on eyeballs and the like. | Source

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.

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A Scary Doll
A Scary Doll | Source
Spiders and Horrifying Creatures
Spiders and Horrifying Creatures | Source
Moaning Ghost-Like Creatures
Moaning Ghost-Like Creatures | Source
A Skull on a Wall
A Skull on a Wall | Source
A Deranged Man
A Deranged Man | Source
National Museum of Funeral History Haunted House
National Museum of Funeral History Haunted House | Source
National Museum of Funeral History Haunted House
National Museum of Funeral History Haunted House | Source
National Museum of Funeral History Haunted House
National Museum of Funeral History Haunted House | Source
National Museum of Funeral History Haunted House
National Museum of Funeral History Haunted House | Source
National Museum of Funeral History Haunted House
National Museum of Funeral History Haunted House | Source
National Museum of Funeral History Haunted House
National Museum of Funeral History Haunted House | Source
National Museum of Funeral History Haunted House
National Museum of Funeral History Haunted House | Source
National Museum of Funeral History Haunted House
National Museum of Funeral History Haunted House | Source
National Museum of Funeral History Haunted House
National Museum of Funeral History Haunted House | Source
Spooky things happen at the National Museum of Funeral History haunted house.
Spooky things happen at the National Museum of Funeral History haunted house. | Source

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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    • Peggy W profile imageAUTHOR

      Peggy Woods 

      3 months ago from Houston, Texas

      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.

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      Peggy Woods 

      3 months ago from Houston, Texas

      Hi Liz,

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

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      Bill De Giulio 

      3 months ago from Massachusetts

      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 W profile imageAUTHOR

      Peggy Woods 

      3 months ago from Houston, Texas

      Hi MG Singh,

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

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      Liz Westwood 

      3 months ago from UK

      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 W profile imageAUTHOR

      Peggy Woods 

      3 months ago from Houston, Texas

      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.

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      Peggy Woods 

      3 months ago from Houston, Texas

      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.

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      MG Singh 

      3 months ago from Singapore

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

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      Peggy Woods 

      3 months ago from Houston, Texas

      Hi Lorna,

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

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      Bill Holland 

      3 months ago from Olympia, WA

      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.

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      Pamela Oglesby 

      3 months ago from Sunny Florida

      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.

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      Lorna Lamon 

      3 months ago

      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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