The Sam Houston Memorial Museum is dedicated to General Sam Houston. It occupies 18 acres of the original farm owned by Sam Houston from 1847-1858. The current complex contains 10 buildings divided between areas of natural woodland and historic buildings such as the Woodland Home and Steamboat House. The museum Offers the "Touch Of Texas, " an experiential learning center for children. More at www.SamHoustonMemorialMuseum.com.
The Gibbs-Powell Home, also known as the Walker County Historical Museum, was built in 1862 by Thomas Gibbs, an early Huntsville businessman. It is built in the Greek Revival style popular in Huntsville and in the South at that time. The Gibbs family was often visited at the home by personal friend Sam Houston. The house has been the home to several generations of Gibbs and Powell families. Female boarders attending Sam Houston Normal Institute in the Nineteenth Century roomed upstairs. More at WalkerCountyHistory.org
Texas Prison Museum
The Texas prison Museum offers an insight into the lives of prisoners. The museum features numerous exhibits detailing the history of the Texas prison system, both from the point of view of the inmates well as the men and women who worked within the prison walls. More at www.TXPrisonMuseum.org
The Wynne Home Arts & Visitor Center
The Wynne Home Arts & Visitor Center offers a wide variety of arts, cultural programs, and field trips, tailored to the interests and needs of our diverse community. Some programs are directly sponsored by the Arts Center, such as exhibitions, a regular schedule of art classes and workshops, outreach programs for special target groups, and docent-led tours of the Center’s special exhibits for school groups, the general public and visitors to Huntsville. Additional programs are offered in conjunction with other co-sponsoring organizations. More at TheWynneHome.com
HEARTS Veterans Museum
HEARTS Veterans Museum is dedicated to honor and recognize all men and women who have served our country. HEARTS (Helping Every American Remember Through Serving) Museum is a place for military memorabilia, personal stories, artifacts the history of past wars to remember America's Veterans and their sacrifices. Veterans themselves conduct tours and convey their personal experiences. A great quality of this museum is that volunteers send out care packages to our wounded soldiers out over sea. More at HEARTSMuseum.com.
Sam Houston Statue Visitor Center & Gift Shop
Sam Houston Statue
A visit to the world's tallest statue of an American hero offers a great perspective of Huntsville. A tribute to courage, the Sam Houston Statue was designed and constructed by artist David Adickes. He dedicated the statue to the City of Huntsville on October 22,1994. It is the world's tallest statue of an American Hero at 67 feet tall on a 10-foot sunset granite base.
Within the Visitor Center, you will find an assortment of visitor information including unique videos, brochures, maps, and a friendly Texas ambassador to help plan your day. More at HuntsvilleTexas.com