Huntsville: Sam Houston Memorial Museum

General Sam Houston was an enigmatic and fascinating leader; a brilliant military strategist who led the ragtag Texian army to independence; later a statesman who guided the Republic, and then the state of Texas, in elected office. He remained a political force from the birth of the Texas Revolution to the start of the US Civil War.

Houston stood on his principles, often against great opposition, and was an ardent Unionist; a fierce advocate for the rights of the Cherokee nation, with whom he had deep personal ties; and an outspoken critic of slavery. He died in 1863 at age 70.

This museum, a 5-acre complex containing Houston’s Steamboat home, preserves the memory of the general’s remarkable life and times. 

Sam Houston Memorial Museum

  • Hours: Tuesday – Saturday, 9 a.m. – 4:30 p.m., Sunday 12 – 4:30 p.m. 
  • Admission: Adults: $5, Seniors(65+): $4, Ages 6-18: $3
  • 1402 - 19th St., Huntsville, TX 
  • 936-294-1832
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  • National Register of Historic Places