Huntsville Things to Do

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  • 1. Texas Prison Museum

    Another display in the museum is "old sparky" the notorious electric chair used to execute 361 convicted murderers in Texas between 1924 and 1964. Executions were stopped in 1964 and in 1982, Texas...

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  • 2. Sam Houston Memorial Museum

    There are two additional cabins, with no direct connection to Sam Houston that I am aware of, located on the museum grounds. They are both "dogtrot" style cabins from the period between the Texas...

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  • 3. Huntsville Courthouse Square

    Huntsville is a small city of almost 40,000 (up 10% since 2000) located along Interstate 45/US Highway 190 in the Piney Woods part of East Texas. The settlement of Huntsville began in 1836 when...

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  • 4. Oakwood Cemetery

    The Christus statue is a full-sized copy of the original in Copenhagen, Denmark and only of of five copies in the United States. This world class piece of art was placed by grief-stricken Ben and...

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  • 5. Statue of Sam Houston

    Sam Houston was larger than life so his statue should be too. In 1994, local artist David Adickes completed a 70 foot statue of the Texan hero which was erected by Interstate 45. Take a minute to stop...

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  • 6. Visitor's Center

    The main visitor's center for Huntsville is probably the one just off the interstate located with the very large statue of Sam Houston. Here you can get info on Huntsville to help you plan your visit...

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  • 7. The Steamboat House

    The second home for the Houston's in Huntsville, was the aptly named "Steamboat House". The Steamboat House was built in 1858 by Dr. Rufus Bailey as a gift for his son and new daughter-in-law; but the...

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  • 8. Huntsville State Prison

    As you drive either down the freeway or even on the side roads running parallel you will see many prison units of the Texas Department of Criminal Justice. For more than 150 years, Huntsville has been...

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  • 9. Prorodeo and Walker County Fair

    This is a great rodeo to go to, whether you have never seen one before like me, or if you are a big fan of it. I enjoyed it particularly because it is relatively small in size and local. No big huge...

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  • 10. Sam Houston's Law Office

    This was not just Houston's Law Office but was also his sanctuary away from the worries of political life and the demands of a growing family. Houston would retreat here to study the legality of...

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  • 11. Sam Houston's Kitchen

    The kitchen being a separate building altogether from the home had many practical reasons. First it reduced the chance of fire moving on to the main home. Second it reduced the heat in the...

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  • 12. Huntsville

    The Huntsville Cultural District was organized in 2009 and includes much of the downtown area. It covers the artistic, historical, architectural and cultural aspects of the town. Will go into detail...

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  • 13. Veterans Memorials

    There are two veterans memorials located on the courthouse square. One honors all US Veterans and one is specifically for Confederate Veterans. I feel it is...

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  • 14. Huntsville Historic District

    Huntsvile's place in Texas History gives it a very nice historic district with several buildings of historical and/or architectural interest, a few of which are...

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  • 15. Wynne Home Arts Center

    The Wynne Home was built by Gustavus Wynne and his wife Samuella Gibbs in 1883 using the Queen Anne style of architecture. In 1917, they expanded the house...

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  • 16. Walker County Museum

    The Walker County Museum began in 1984 and preserves the history of this important area of Texas where Sam Houston lived and worked and where some of the...

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  • 17. Look for Antiques

    There is a row of buildings of historical and/or architectural interest across from the courthouse square that will be of interest to another group of people...

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  • 18. Roberts Farris Cabin

    This cabin was built on the outskirts of town in the 1840s by Allen Roberts, stepson of San Jacinto veteran Hezekiah Farris. The cabin remained in the...

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  • 19. Veterans Memorials

    The HEART Veterans Museum also had a couple of memorials to the nation's veterans, one large and elaborate and the second very simple but no less touching. I...

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  • 20. HEARTS Veterans Museum Indoor Displays

    The veterans museum houses a number of displays inside, too. This is a big museum. They have displays covering all the conflicts and wars from the American...

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  • 21. HEARTS Veterans Museum of Texas

    Huntsville also has an excellent veterans museum with a number of items and pieces of equipment on display outside. I definitely recognized the helicopters and...

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  • 22. Gibbs Brothers

    The oldest continuous business in the state is the Huntsville firm of Gibbs Brothers and Company. In August, 1841, Thomas Gibbs a merchant traveling from the...

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  • 23. Visit Sam Houston's Grave

    Sam Houston died Jul. 26, 1863, and is buried in Oakwood Cemetery. He chose the location for his grave across the street from where the Steamboat House once...

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  • 24. Shop downtown

    The downtown area of Huntsville - around the city square - is a nice place to shop and step back in time. There are several antique shops. I also visited a nice...

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  • 25. Sam Houston's Woodland Home

    The Sam Houston Memorial Museum complex is built on a portion of the former Houston farm and features the Woodland Home, built by Sam and Margaret Houston in...

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