112 I.H. 45 North
Huntsville, TX 77320-3653
Phone: (936) 295-6401
Fax: (936) 291-6007
Arts & Museums
'Honoring all veterans in all wars and conflicts', this unique hands-on education museum features numerous colorful and visual exhibits that preserve and teach the living history of our veterans.
Dedicated to the life and educational legacy of Samuel Walker Houston, a prominent black Walker County educator, this center features a variety of exhibits and artifacts that depict contemporary black life in Huntsville after the Civil War.
Many visitors to the Huntsville area might see the Texas State Prison and keep on driving, but they would be missing a special treat. The city was the final home of Texas hero Sam Houston. In 1994, local residents raised funds to build a 30-ton memorial statue that was designed by artist David Adickes. Near the interstate, this imposing lighted monument can be seen from both directions and ranks as America's tallest stone replica of an individual. Built in the 1930s, the museum includes a family woodland abode, a log-style law office, a school house and the steamboat house where Sam Houston died in 1863.
Depicting the Texas prison system from its beginnings in 1848 to today, this 10,000 square foot museum features 6,000 square feet of exhibits that include prison hardware, inmate art, capital punishment exhibits, and prison contraband exhibits. A 4,000 square foot conference center that accommodates up to 200 people is available for rent.