Announcements

There may be some days the museum may be closed due to renovations. Please call (936-295-2155) before traveling.

The Third Annual Texas Prison Museum Director's Cup Golf Tournament will be held on Friday, May 3, 2019 at Ravens Nest Golf Course in Huntsville Texas. Please call the museum for details.

The 14th Annual Old Timers Reunion is on October 19, 2019 from 10am-2pm in the conference room. All retired prison employees and their spouses are invited to attend. Come join us for free food, fellowship, and door prizes.

Thanks to everyone who participated in the fund raiser.

Special information for school tours.

Donations

The Texas Prison Museum gladly accepts philanthropic and monetary donations. The Museum has 501(c)3 status which means all donations are treated as charitable donations by the IRS.

The Texas Prison Museum accepts donations of objects, documents and photographs used or related to the Texas Prison System or any person or event that directly relates to its rich history.

We accept:

  • Guard uniforms and/or equipment
  • Badges
  • Weapons
  • SORT gear
  • Riot gear
  • Inmate clothes
  • Inmate art
  • Inmate contraband
  • Items belonging or related to famous inmates or prison officials
  • Items that relate to famous events in Texas prison history
  • Photographs relating to TDCJ
  • Documents relating to TDCJ
  • Etc.

All donated objects, documents and photographs are cataloged and accessioned into our collection, where they will be properly cared for, preserved, stored and exhibited as needed. Any non-exhibited items will be made available for historians, researchers, writers, or criminal justice enthusiasts upon request.