The museum will be closed on Monday, October 7, 2019 due to rennovations to the gift shop.

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.

Due to us conducting a monthly comprehensive inventory, the museum may experience a delay in opening on the first Monday of each month. Please call us at 936-295-2155 prior to traveling.

Special information for school tours.

Location & Hours


491 SH 75 North
Huntsville, Texas 77320

Exit #118 off Interstate 45. We'll be on your right as you exit going north. Going south, turn left and continue straight - we'll be on your right.


  • Monday through Saturday, 10:00am to 5:00pm
  • Sunday, noon to 5:00pm
  • Closed on Easter, Thanksgiving, two days during Christmas, and New Year's Day.

NOTICE: We will be constructing an additional wing to the museum this year. There may be times when part of the museum will not be available for view; or, that part of the museum might be unavailable for a portion of a day. There may also be times when the museum is closed for a day or days that will occur unexpectedly or occurs in such a manner that we do not have available time to give prior notice of closure. We ask your patience as we prepare a larger museum to showcase more of the history of the Texas prison system.

Admission Fees

  • Adults: $7.00
  • Children 6 to 17: $4.00
  • Children under 6: Free
  • Seniors (60+), TDCJ employees, and TDCJ Retirees: $5.00 (ID card required)
  • SHSU students: $5.00 (student ID card required)
  • Active/Retired Military*: $5.00 (ID required)
  • First Responders (Law Enforcement/Fire/EMS): $5.00.

The museum accepts most major credit cards. Special weekday group tours and rates available by appointment. More information for school tours available here.

Most people spend approximately 45 minutes touring the museum, though if you like to read you might find enough interesting stories to keep you at the museum for a couple of hours.


*Spouses of active military personnel qualify for this discount