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 5/26/20: We are pleased to announce that we will begin phasing in opening up the museum on Tuesday, May 26th at 9 a.m. The museum, museum store, grounds and historic homes will be open, while the Katy & E. Don Walker, Sr. Education Center will remain closed to the public.

Temporary Hours:
Tuesday – Saturday 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Sunday Noon to 4:00 p.m.
Closed Monday

The safety and well-being of our visitors and museum staff are our highest priority. Please be patient with us as we begin this journey of reopening. Admission will be “pay as you wish,” and a donation box will be out at the museum for you to put in whatever you would like. We will limit the number of visitors in the museum and museum store. We also have directional signage in the museum to assist with flow through the galleries. To ensure everyone's safety, please do not come to the SHMM if you have any symptoms of COVID-19. We encourage wearing a mask, using hand sanitizer throughout your visit, and maintaining social distancing inside as well as outside when visiting the historic homes. (A mask is not required for visitation but encouraged.)  Thank you for your continued support of the SHMM!

We are a part of Sam Houston State University, and we will follow their policies. Visit the Sam Houston State University’s website on the coronavirus. 

Visit our Education Department for more information.