Huntsville, Texas: Texas Prison Museum

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Texas Prison Museum

Address:
491 State Hwy. 75 North, Huntsville, TX
Directions:
I-45 exit 118. The museum is on the frontage road, east side.
Hours:
M-Sa 10-5, Su 12-5 (Call to verify)
Phone:
936-295-2155
RA Rates:
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Texas Prison Museum. Texas Prison Museum
The home of "Old Sparky," the state's retired electric chair, as well as displays of prisoner contraband and the Death Gun of Bonnie Parker. Roadsideamerica.com Report...
Old Sparky, Electric Chair of Texas
A crusty veteran of Capital Punishment displayed at the Texas Prison Museum. Roadsideamerica.com Report...
TXHUNbonnie_sow.jpg Death Gun of Bonnie Parker
Found in Bonnie's lap. She was dead. The car occupied by her and Clyde had just been turned into Swiss cheese by an ambush of well-armed lawmen. Roadsideamerica.com Report... [05/19/2014]

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Death car pistol. Prison Museum

The Texas Prison Museum has everything, from a wooden electric chair built by prison inmates (and used for 40 years), a full-size replica of a prison cell, a pistol from Bonnie and Clyde's death car, and "shanks" made from everything imaginable.

[Vicki Stevison, 08/17/2014]

The Death Car gun is a chrome-plated pistol that was found in Bonnie's lap.

Old Sparky moves to new prison museum

The Texas Prison Museum, home of "Old Sparky" the electric chair, is moving to a larger and more modern facility. The grand opening of the new building elsewhere in Huntsville is scheduled for November 13, 2002 at 3 pm.

... [09/28/2002] Complete News Story

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