Temporary Hours

Sunday: 12:00pm - 4:00pm

Monday: Closed

Tuesday - Saturday: 9:00am - 4:00pm


Currently, is “pay as you wish,” and a donation box is out at the museum to accept these donations. Admission donations go toward artifact preservation, exhibitions, and educational programs

Sam Houston Memorial Museum

COVID-19 Update

Update: November 13, 2020

Yes, we are open and taking precautions.

** Thanksgiving closures:  November 26 & 27**

To ensure everyone's safety, please do not come to the SHMM if you have any symptoms of COVID-19.

Sam Houston State University has a mandatory face-covering requirement.  The SHMM is a department of SHSU, so be sure to bring your face covering when you visit us!

All students, faculty, staff and visitors must wear face coverings in the Memorial Museum, Museum Store, and Katy & E. Don Walker, Sr. Education Center.  No mask? No problem! Just ask one of our staff members at a front desk for a complimentary mask. To learn more about SHSU's mandatory face-covering view these Face Covering FAQ.

Our modified hours for the Memorial Museum, Museum Store, and Walker Education Center remain Tuesday - Saturday from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Sunday noon to 4 p.m.

During the week (Tuesday - Friday) between the hours of 10 a.m. and 2 p.m., a staff member will be on the grounds to answer any visitor questions.

The situation is changing daily for us, and we will try to keep everyone updated. For up-to-date information follow us on Facebook!


Why is Sam Houston Texas’ Greatest Hero?

Get to know General Sam Houston – born leader, statesman, governor, champion of Texas independence and first president of the Republic of Texas. 

Museum Overview


Located on 15 acres of the Houston family's original homestead, the museum celebrates the life of General Sam Houston

Explore the Exhibits

Groups & Field Trips


At the Sam Houston Memorial Museum, students and patrons alike can experience rich Texas history and explore the life and legacy of General Sam Houston.

Plan Your Trip

Rental Facilities

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Whether hosting a corporate event, wedding or retreat, there is no place more unique. Our event staff will ensure that it is a memorable occasion.

Host an Event

Upcoming Events

Please note that dates and times are subject to change.