Sunday: 12:00pm – 4:30pm

Monday: Closed

Tuesday - Saturday: 9:00am – 4:30pm


Includes same-day admission to the Memorial Museum, Walker Education Center and all historic houses and outdoor sites. There is no extra charge for entrance to special exhibitions.

Adults: $5.00

Seniors (65 and older): $4.00

SHSU Faculty/Staff: $4.00

Children (6-18): $3.00

Children (5 and under): Free

SHSU Students with ID: Free

Veterans: Free

**Guided group tours are available by reservation only. Visit the Education page to learn more about booking a guided tour.**

Sam Houston Memorial Museum and Republic of Texas Presidential Library

Welcome to the Sam Houston Memorial Museum and Republic of Texas Presidential Library!

Update: Summer 2023

Sam Houston Memorial Museum and Republic of Texas Presidential Library LogoWe are a part of Sam Houston State University and dedicated to preserving the memory of Sam Houston (1793-1863) and his times. 

One thing staff has noticed more and more, visitors are relying on some sort of map app on their phone to get to the museum complex causing some confusion over where to park and start your visit. There are three locations you can check-in, pay admission and grab a museum map:

Limited parking is available by the Sam Houston Memorial Museum and Wigwam Neosho Museum Store while there is plenty of parking available at the Katy & E. Don Walker, Sr. Education Center. You are welcome to park either inside the museum grounds, if spaces are available, or at the Education Center – just keep in mind that our museum grounds are spread out over fifteen acres and there will be a bit of walking!

Interested in booking a school or group tour? Visit the Education page to learn more about guided and virtual tour offerings.

For up-to-date information on museum events and what is happening around our fifteen acres follow us on Facebook!

Why is Sam Houston Texas’ Greatest Hero?

Get to know General Sam Houston – born leader, statesman, governor, champion of Texas independence and first president of the Republic of Texas. 

Museum Overview


Located on 15 acres of the Houston family's original homestead, the museum celebrates the life of General Sam Houston.

Explore the Exhibits

Groups & Field Trips


At the Sam Houston Memorial Museum, students and patrons alike can experience rich Texas history and explore the life and legacy of General Sam Houston.

Plan Your Trip

Rental Facilities

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Whether hosting a corporate event, wedding or retreat, there is no place more unique. Our event staff will ensure that it is a memorable occasion.

Host an Event

Upcoming Events

Please note that dates and times are subject to change.