The Texas Prison Museum offers an intriguing exhibit of the lives of the state’s prisoners. You will be stunned to see the prison system, the operations that used to take place behind the fortified fences and walls. The unique Audio Exhibit will enlighten you about the Texas Death Row that occurred in Elis Unit voiced by Bruce Jackson and Diane Christian. The Capital Punishment Exhibit offers some controversial ways of how death sentences were observed those days. The Old Sparky or the electrocution chair is the most distinct thing you will find here. The Prison Contraband Exhibit and Inmate Art are all about the handcrafted items by the inmates. The Prison Hardware and the Last Statement exhibits are also interesting.
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Texas Prison Museum Reviews & Ratings
Great museum with lots of unique items including Old Sparky. The Prison Rodeo information was incredible to read about and seeing all the artifacts was really cool. Excellent museum to stop in and see especially if you enjoy history!
Very cool place. They have an assorted sections of all things related to Texas prisons. It was very fun to look at all the items and it's very well organized. My favorite was seeing the prison cell. I would definitely return.
The staff were very helpful and knowledgeable. Great pieces of history plus had a few hands on things, unfortunately not the chair. I will definitely go back once my youngest two kids are older.
Very interesting museum. Informative diarama of prison grounds. Covers a lot of topics including prison rodeo (not kidding), contraband, items made by prisoners in shops and prisoner education. Should really also drive by the prison itself a few miles away and the prisoner graveyard where thousands are buried.
The Texas Prison Museum offers a glimpse into the lives of prisoners. There are many fascinating items on display. Visitors are allowed to take photos and the staff was very welcoming.