Sunday: 12:00pm – 4:30pm
Tuesday - Saturday: 9:00am – 4:30pm
Closed: Dec. 16 (scheduled power outage); Dec. 24-26; Dec. 31 and Jan. 1
Includes same-day admission to the Memorial Museum, Walker Education Center and all historic houses and outdoor sites. There is no extra charge for entrance to special exhibitions.
Seniors (65 and older): $4.00
SHSU Faculty/Staff: $4.00
Children (6-18): $3.00
Children (5 and under): Free
SHSU Students with ID: Free
**Guided group tours are available by reservation only. Visit the Education page to learn more about booking a guided tour.**
In 2017, the 85th Legislature of the State of Texas approved a resolution introduced by Representative Ernest Bailes for the creation of the Sam Houston Republic of Texas Presidential Library at Sam Houston State University. This resolution honors Sam Houston’s contributions in shaping the state as well as his serving as the first and third president of the Republic of Texas and recognizes the unique attributes of the Sam Houston Memorial Museum.
With this designation, the staff at the Sam Houston Memorial Museum took time to figure out the direction it wanted to take. On October 22, 2021, in honor of Sam Houston’s inauguration as the first elected President of Texas, the museum announced its plans for the Sam Houston Republic of Texas Presidential Library.
In August of 2022, the Texas State University System Board of Regents at their regular quarterly meeting approved the Sam Houston Memorial Museum to change its name to the Sam Houston Memorial Museum and Republic of Texas Presidential Library.
Moving forward, the goal of the Sam Houston Republic of Texas Presidential Library will be to compile, conserve and share – both online and in person, documents related to Sam Houston and his career in an effort to spur ongoing research into the life and times of one of the most interesting politicians in American history. In addition, you’ll see updates to our existing galleries to better incorporate Houston’s story as two-time President of Texas. It’s truly an exciting time at the Museum!
If you’re interested in learning more about the Sam Houston Republic of Texas Presidential Library and supporting this project, please contact: