Trip Planner:   USA  /  Texas  /  Huntsville  /  Texas Prison Museum

Texas Prison Museum, Huntsville

4.7
#1 of 8 in Things to do in Huntsville
Texas Prison Museum is located in Huntsville. Arrange your visit to Texas Prison Museum and discover more family-friendly attractions in Huntsville using our Huntsville online trip itinerary builder .
Create an itinerary including Texas Prison Museum
map
Texas Prison Museum Reviews
Rate this attraction
TripAdvisor Traveler Rating
TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5
208 reviews
Google
4.6
TripAdvisor
  • The Museum's prize possession is Old Sparky, an electric chair that fried 361 prisoners between 1924 and 1964. It was made by prison workers, rescued from a prison dump, and is now displayed in a repl...  more »
  • This is different museum that is devoted to the history of incarceration in Texas – the good and the bad. There are interesting exhibits of weapons commandeered from the prisoners, the Old Sparky elec...  more »
  • The collection of artifacts in the museum lets you take a look at the past and present of the history of the prison system in the Huntsville and surrounding areas. The collections of weapons confiscat...  more »
Google
  • Fun little museum about the Texas prison system. You get to see "Old Sparky" (chair used for electricutions), items crafted by prisoners, many items from Bonnie and Clyde.
  • A wonderful museum of the history of the Texas Prison System. Great now but will be fantastic once the museum is expanded within the next couple of years. I can't wait!
  • Fascinating history of the Huntsville prison. Definitely worth the stop. The tour is $5 for Adults but they have several discounts so check them out.
  • Very interesting. I was afraid it would be gory and unappealing but it wasn't. The gift shop inside the museum has a lot of awesome handmade leather and wood items made by the prisoners that is very high quality. You can shop at the gift shop without having to pay to tour the museum if you just want to see their products.
  • Inexpensive and very educational. Spent over an hour here and enjoyed looked at all the stuff.

Plan your trip to Huntsville

  • Get a personalized plan

    A complete day-by-day itinerary
    based on your preferences
  • Customize it

    Refine your plan. We'll find the
    best routes and schedules
  • Book it

    Choose from the best hotels
    and activities. Up to 50% off
  • Manage it

    Everything in one place.
    Everyone on the same page.

Where to stay in Huntsville

Browse hotels, guesthouses, and unique homes and book your stay on the world's leading accommodation sites.
Live like a local, find unique places to stay
Millions of travel reviews on TripAdvisor

Plans in Huntsville by other users

23 days in United States BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES January, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, museums, wildlife, slow & easy, popular PREFERENCES: January, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, museums, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Slow & easy 3 days in Huntsville BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES December, popular PREFERENCES: December ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 3 days in Huntsville BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES November, romantic, popular PREFERENCES: November, romantic ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 3 days in Huntsville BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES November, outdoors, relaxing, wildlife, popular PREFERENCES: November, outdoors, relaxing, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 9 days in United States BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES August, teens, kids, beaches, popular PREFERENCES: August, teens, kids, beaches ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 2 days in Huntsville BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES August, popular PREFERENCES: August ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 2 days in Huntsville BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES August, outdoors, popular PREFERENCES: August, outdoors ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 8 days in Katy, Huntsville & Houston BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES July, culture, relaxing, historic sites, museums, slow & easy, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: July, culture, relaxing, historic sites, museums ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Slow & easy 4 days in Huntsville BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES July, museums, popular PREFERENCES: July, museums ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 2 days in Huntsville BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES September, popular PREFERENCES: September ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 17 days in United States BY A USER FROM DENMARK August, culture, outdoors, relaxing, historic sites, shopping, slow & easy, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: August, culture, outdoors, relaxing, historic sites, shopping ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Slow & easy 3 days in Huntsville BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES July, teens, outdoors, popular PREFERENCES: July, teens, outdoors ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium
View more plans