Welcome to the Sam Houston Memorial Museum. We are a fifteen acre complex located on the site of the homestead of General Sam Houston.  We are part of Sam Houston State University and dedicated to preserving the memory of Sam Houston (1793-1863) and his times. 

Planning your visit? Our Museum is a combination of historic buildings, beautiful grounds, and traditional museum gallery-style buildings.  Wear comfortable shoes, plan to walk, and bring your camera! Planning to bring a large group? Call ahead and make a reservation!
Museum Store Centrally located on the Museum grounds, the Wigwam Neosho is a great place to pick up inexpensive Texas gifts for you or a loved one. Air-conditioning, restrooms, chicken feed, and water are all available here as well!
Have a question? Ask! Here for a visit and need a recommendation for lunch? Lost and not sure how to get back on the interstate? Curious about the chickens and ducks that inhabit our grounds? Ask one of the friendly staff members you meet during your visit, we love to meet our visitors!


Update as of September 4, 2020

Sam Houston State University instituted a mandatory face-covering requirement that went in effect Monday, June 29, 2020. The Sam Houston Memorial Museum 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 visit:

  • •    Admission will be "pay as you wish,"" and a donation box will be out at the Memorial Museum and Walker Education Center for you to put in whatever you would like.
  • •    We are limiting the number of visitors in the Memorial Museum, Museum Store, and Walker Education Center.
  • •    Use hand sanitizer throughout your visit. Hand sanitizer is available at building entrances.
  • •    Maintain social distancing inside as well as outside when visiting the historic homes.

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

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 Quanah Parker exhibit is now open to the public through September in the exhibit gallery at the Walker Education Center, located at 1402 19th Street. Walker Education Center hours are: Tuesday - Saturday from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Sunday noon to 4 p.m.

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