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National Museum of Funeral History

National Museum of Funeral History


Founded in 1992 the museum has the largest collection of funeral artifacts in the world.

33,500 square feet of exhibit space displaying motorized and horse drawn hearses and specialized exhibits:

History of EmbalmingFuneral Bus & Hearse Sleighs Victorian Era & 19th Century MorningFunerals of the FamousReflections of the wallPresidential exhibit from George Washington to Gerald FordTomb of the UnknownInternational HallJapanese HearseDay of the DeadFantasy CoffinsGerman HearsesCelebrating the Lives and Deaths of the Popes


History of Embalming

Egyptian Exhibit

Dr. Thomas Holmes

Early Embalming

Early Embalming Equipment

19th & 20th Century Hearses

19th Century Mourning

Presidential Exhibit

Unknown Soldier

Day of the Dead

Day of the DeadDias de los Muertos SeasonOct 28 For those who died suddenly in violent deaths.Oct 29 For those who were killedOct 30 For the un-baptizedOct 31 For children who died after being baptizedNov 1 For the people no one remembersNov 2 For all the Faithful departed and Saints. This is a national holiday in Mexico.

Cemeteries Time for cleaningTime for Celebration

Papal Exhibit

Museum Events

1st Annual Halloween Car Show

SAVE THE DATEOctober 23TH 2010


Austin State Building Exhibit

Golf Classic Annual Fund Raising Event

Private Parties

100th Celebration Lewis Funeral Home

Unique Gift Items

Future Exhibits Veterans ExhibitGreen BurialsCremationPet MemorialsModern Day MemorializationViking BurialsInteractive MemorialsFunerals of the Famous additions

Museum is openM-F 10am-4pmSat 10-5pmSun 12-5pmGeneral Admission $10Seniors/Vets $9Children $7Group Rate 25p $8Let us help to make your group tour a unique experience!

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