Discover America’s Largest Collection of Authentic Funeral Service Memorabilia
Tour 30,500 sqft of exhibit space, featuring 17 permanent exhibits that blend the best parts of history and showmanship with elegant artifacts to show visitors the diverse ways people commemorate their loved ones around the world.
George H.W. Bush Memorial Exhibit
The exhibit features the lives of George and Barbara Bush, along with their funeral services as well as the now famous “4141” funeral train.
The History of Cremation
A full-circle story of cremation in America: from chronicling its birth in Pennsylvania to demonstrating a step-by-step modern cremation process and illuminating the seemingly endless possibilities for memorialization.
Thanks For The Memories
An up-close and personal look at the grand farewells for some of the world's most iconic figures.
Celebrating The Lives And Deaths Of The Popes
Explore this Vatican-endorsed exhibit that gives a true sense of attending a Pope’s funeral.
Day Of The Dead
Learn about this colorful, religious celebration honoring the souls of the departed.
History of Embalming
Learn how embalming rituals developed more than 5,000 years ago and its utter necessity during the Civil War.
Explore this extensive display of artifacts from state funeral and burial services of some of America’s presidents.
Coffins And Caskets From The Past
Among the collection is a casket built for three people and even a casket made with authentic dollar bills and coins.
View this rare collection ranging from elegant 19thcentury carriages to hearses used in famous state funeral services.
Jazz Funerals Of New Orleans
This exhibit highlights the history and culture of jazz funerals unique to New Orleans.
National Museum of Funeral History
415 Barren Springs Drive, Houston, Texas 77090