Announcements

Christmas Sale Through December 7

Barbara Sloan will be at the Museum Saturday, December 6 from 10:00am-5:00pm to sign her book Last Statement.

Special information for school tours.

Instructions for Schools Visiting the Texas Prison Museum

Thank you for your interest in the Texas Prison Museum. A unique and enlightening visit awaits your group of students. We have artifacts and information dating back to the early days of the prison system in the 1800’s. You may want to consider poking around the rest of our web site to gain some knowledge and facilitate the planning for your trip here. We have lots of information about our museum and the displays we have, plus a few stories from the prison system that you might find interesting.

A few things to keep in mind while you are visiting our museum:

  • The highest number of students that we can accommodate in the area that the tour begins is about 35. If you have more we strongly suggest dividing them into groups and staggering their entry into the museum.
  • Cameras are welcome and you may take all the pictures you like.
  • Phones are welcome with ringers turned off. If a call is received in the museum, please move to the foyer or outside the building to converse with the caller.
  • We have a full size replica cell. While everyone is invited to go in and experience the cell we ask that no more than two people at a time go inside. Do not climb onto the top bunk. When opening and closing the cell door make sure that everyone's fingers and hands are out of the way. If your students go into the cell we ask that a chaperon or teacher be present to make sure that these rules are followed. This may require that an adult supervisor be immediately outside the cell for the entire visit.
  • No food or drinks allowed inside the museum.
  • Admission:
    • Students $1.00 each
    • Chaperons $2.00 each
    • Bus driver: FREE
  • Please pay for the entire group at one time. This will save time entering the students.

Thank you and we look forward to your visit.