Sunday: 12:00pm – 4:30pm

Monday: Closed

Tuesday - Saturday: 9:00am – 4:30pm


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.

Adults: $5.00

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

Veterans: Free

**Guided group tours are available by reservation only. Visit the Education page to learn more about booking a guided tour.**

Sam Houston Memorial Museum and Republic of Texas Presidential Library

Welcome to the Sam Houston Memorial Museum and Republic of Texas Presidential Library!

Update: Summer 2024

Sam Houston Memorial Museum and Republic of Texas Presidential Library LogoWe are a part of Sam Houston State University and dedicated to preserving the memory of Sam Houston (1793-1863) and his times on a fifteen-acre complex.


Beginning 7/22/24:  The south gallery of the museum is closed, and west gallery is partially closed to the public.  The south gallery remains under construction from damage sustained during the May storms.  The west gallery is getting a new exhibit!  Sam Houston’s “Executive Mansion” is planned to be installed from July 22-26.  During these two gallery closures, we will have free admission.  The north gallery will remain open, and staff will be on hand to talk about what you are missing about Sam Houston in the closed galleries and what is coming.  Thank you for your patience during this time!  As always, the museum grounds and historic homes will be open and available to see or just hanging out enjoying our green space; except for our wilderness trail, connecting the museum grounds to the Walker Education Center, because it washed out in May.

In May, we had multiple, catastrophic rainstorms through Huntsville.  A couple of our buildings sustained water damage from roof leaks and flooding while some of our trails washed out.  We are still in the process of figuring out repair schedules, so at any given time we may have to close a building or gallery.  At the same time, we have an exhibit undergoing renovations that may require that gallery to close.  We are sorry about these interruptions that may occur, especially during the summer when families are on vacation.  We will do our best to still make your experience at the museum a good one! 

TRYING TO FIND US: One thing staff has noticed more and more, visitors are relying on some sort of map app on their phone to get to the museum complex causing some confusion over where to park and start your visit. There are three locations you can check-in, pay admission and grab a museum map:

WHERE TO PARK: Limited parking is available by the Sam Houston Memorial Museum and Wigwam Neosho Museum Store while there is plenty of parking available at the Katy & E. Don Walker, Sr. Education Center. You are welcome to park either inside the museum grounds, if spaces are available, or at the Education Center – just keep in mind that our museum grounds are spread out over fifteen acres and there will be a bit of walking!  Bus and RV Parking is available at the Walker Education Center.

Interested in booking a school or group tour? Visit the Education page to learn more about guided and virtual tour offerings.

For up-to-date information on museum events and what is happening around our fifteen acres 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 property, the museum celebrates the life of General Sam Houston.

Explore the Complex

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.

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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.

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Upcoming Events

Please note that dates and times are subject to change.