Temporary Hours

Sunday: 12:00pm - 4:00pm

Monday: Closed

Tuesday - Saturday: 9:00am - 4:00pm

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

Friends of the Museum Members: Free

Sam Houston Memorial Museum

COVID-19 Update

Update: March 9, 2020

Yes, we are open and taking precautions.

To ensure everyone's safety, please do not come to the SHMM if you have any symptoms of COVID-19.

As a department of Sam Houston State University, we follow their COVID-19 guidelines and guidance on face coverings. All students, faculty, staff, and visitors must wear face coverings in the Memorial Museum, Museum Store, and Katy & E. Don Walker, Sr. Education Center. No mask? No problem! Just ask one of our staff members at a front desk for a complimentary mask.

Our modified hours for the Memorial Museum, Museum Store, and Walker Education Center remain Tuesday - Saturday from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Sunday noon to 4 p.m.

During the week (Tuesday - Friday) between the hours of 10 a.m. and 2 p.m., a staff member will be on the grounds to answer any visitor questions.

The situation is changing daily for us, and we will try to keep everyone updated. For up-to-date information follow us on Facebook!

Why is Sam Houston Texas’ Greatest Hero?

Get to know General Sam Houston – born leader, statesman, governor, champion of Texas independence and first president of the Republic of Texas. 

Museum Overview


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Located on 15 acres of the Houston family's original homestead, the museum celebrates the life of General Sam Houston

Explore the Exhibits

Groups & Field Trips


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At the Sam Houston Memorial Museum, students and patrons alike can experience rich Texas history and explore the life and legacy of General Sam Houston.

Plan Your Trip

Rental Facilities


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Whether hosting a corporate event, wedding or retreat, there is no place more unique. Our event staff will ensure that it is a memorable occasion.

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Upcoming Events

Please note that dates and times are subject to change.