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Holocaust Museum Houston, Houston
(4.5/5 based on 600+ reviews on the web)
Through authentic artifacts, documents, and footage, Holocaust Museum Houston commemorates those who perished in one of humankind's biggest tragedies. Learn about the conditions inside ghettos and concentration camps, see how Jewish communities in Nazi-occupied Europe were reduced to rubble, and discover how propaganda was used to turn public opinion against the Jewish people. The museum features an authentic railcar similar to those used to transport people to the camps, as well as a fishing boat like the ones Danish fishermen used to ferry Jews to safety in Sweden. Audio features allow you to hear the testimonies of survivors who left war-torn Europe to settle in the Houston area. The museum is wheelchair-accessible and provides audio tours in English and Spanish. The audio guide is free for visitors with seeing and hearing difficulties. Add Holocaust Museum Houston and other attractions to your Houston trip itinerary using our Houston itinerary planner.
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  • The Holocaust Museum is a city treasure. We thoroughly enjoyed our visit despite it being so jarring. The displays are well organized and nicely presented. The staff is also very helpful. A must if yo...  more »
  • It was a very emotional trip. Learned alot about the people that existed back then and the way they was treated. Now I truly understand the star of David. Would like to take my kids there one day. 
  • It would be preferable so feel free to go. It speaks to the misery of the genocide against the Jews. After studying history, but somehow depressing feelings were made. Certain there was going to be prepared might be better.
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  • Very educational. I know a good bit about the holocaust and I still learned something. It is a very sobering experience. I've also visited the Washington DC Holocaust Museum. I feel like DC is set up just to wreck your emotions (perhaps needed to understand the event). This one however gets your emotions going without making everyone cry. Add that to the educational aspect and I think this is the better experience. If you are in the Houston area, I'd say it's a must see.
  • The docents are excellent and there is so much information there despite it's relativity small size. I've recently went there as a field trip, and I learned so much! I recommend this museum to anyone who wants to learn about this tragedy and why we shouldn't let it happen again.
  • This is a good place to learn, on Thursdays from 2PM to 5 PM admittance is free. Don't skip the video at the end, it's impressive to see true victims of the war telling their stories.
  • Learned a lot... I also learned people suck... Sometimes...ok, most of the time.
  • Thoughtful, informative exhibits. Haunting, with hope filled messages for the future, I alternately felt sadness and helplessness. An important museum to visit