Hours

Sunday: 12:00pm – 4:30pm

Monday: Closed

Tuesday - Saturday: 9:00am – 4:30pm

*Tuesday, May 28th - Closed 12-1pm for Staff Development.

**Closed: July 4, 2024

Admissions

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.**

Museum Overview

The Sam Houston Memorial Museum is an educational institution that teaches about the exciting history of Texas and the life of Sam Houston and his family through a variety of programs and exhibits.  The complex is situated on 15 acres of the original farm of over 200 acres owned by General Sam Houston and his family from 1847-1858. 

From time-to-time, the Steamboat House is opened to the public to access the inside.  Please check under "Events" to find out when this opportunity arises.   

Museum Map

Sam Houston Memorial Museum

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Woodland Home

This home was built by Sam and Margaret and is still located on the original site. 

lawofficeinterior_webLaw Office

This cabin functioned as Sam's unofficial office during his tenure as a U.S. Senator. 

museum mainThe Rotunda

The Rotunda is the most distinctive landmark on the grounds of the Sam Houston Memorial Museum complex. It contains Sam Houston's artifacts and provides exhibits on events surrounding the Republic of Texas, Sam Houston's family, Texas' Annexation, the Mexican War and Civil War.

museum storeWigwam Neosho

Centrally located on the Museum grounds, the Wigwam Neosho museum store has Texas-inspired gifts and souvenirs for all ages!

The store is open during Museum hours or you can shop our online store.

live exhibitsHistorical Demonstrations

Various historical demonstrations are held throughout the year such as spinning & weaving, kick wheel pottery and blacksmithing. In addition, educational events are held year-round such as the General Sam Houston Day and Houston Family Christmas. 

Walker education centerWalker Education Center

The WEC houses an exhibit gallery with rotating exhibits throughout the year and home to our education department. The W.S. Gibbs Conference Hall, located on the lower level, is a venue that serves the community. 

Steamboat3Steamboat House

The Houstons lived in the Steamboat House after they returned to Huntsville in 1862.  This is where Sam spoke his last words "Texas, Texas Margaret."

duck pondGrounds Features

The grounds features the Guerrant Cabin, Bear Bend Cabin, and the Duck Pond. Additionally, learn what's growing in our herb garden.