Solid chocolate casket.

Souvenirs: National Museum of Funeral History

Houston, Texas

The National Museum of Funeral History, Houston, Texas was our very first Hypertour stop, and the tiny gift display near the entrance already threatened to blow the souvenir budget.

We opted for the less expensive items. Of particular note: Private label bottled water, from the Undertakers Spring, available by the case. Though we are absolutely sure the source is a regional natural spring, it was hard to shake the image of boneyard runoff merrily percolating into plastic slurp bottles.

But we were thirsty.

We also grabbed a few NMFH thermal drink cozies, stamped with the slogan "Any day above ground is a good one."

We fancied the solid chocolate caskets, available in several models, though we calculated low probability of trip survival with the August heat.

And for that loved one with everything, there's a golf putter with an iron casket on the business end.

Also see: National Museum of Funeral History

National Museum of Funeral History

415 Barren Springs Drive, Houston, TX
North of Houston on I-45. By the airport take exit 63. Turn west onto Airtex. Drive a quarter-mile to its end. Turn right onto Ella Blvd. Drive two blocks. Turn right onto Barren Springs Drive. The museum is the first building on the right.
M-F 10-4, Sa 10-5, Su 12-5 (Call to verify) Local health policies may affect hours and access.
Adults $10.
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