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 dedication 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: July 6, 2020

Due to the sharp rise in COVID-19 cases and guidance from state leadership as well as health experts, Sam Houston State University has instituted a mandatory face-covering requirement, that went in effect Monday June 29, 2020.

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 and Museum Store. Masks are not required on the museum grounds or where impractical. "Impractical" is defined as those persons involved in physical activity, performance or eating.

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 for you to put in whatever you would like.
  • We are limiting the number of visitors in the Memorial Museum and Museum Store.
  • 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 hours for the Memorial Museum and Museum Store 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 will open to the public Tuesday, July 7 in the exhibit gallery at our Katy & E. Don Walker, Sr. Education Center, located at 1402 19th Street.  Gallery hours are: Tuesday – Friday from 9 a.m. 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!