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Houston Police Museum at the Houston Police Department Headquarters

Houston Police Museum
Address: 1200 Travis, Houston, Texas 77002
Hours: Monday – Friday 9AM-9PM
Cost: Free
Appropriate Age: Any age

The Houston Police Museum is small… but let me tell you why we love it.

It is located on the first floor of a real police station… meaning you get to walk through the metal detector, talk to real police officers and be a part of the action.

Houston Police Museum Motorcycle 
The Houston Police Museum is located in the lobby of the Houston Police Department headquarters and includes a full size police car, a helicopter mounted on the ceiling, badges, uniforms and artifacts from the Honor Guard, SWAT and Mounted Patrol. It also includes a memorial wall honoring the ultimate sacrifice made by officers that died in the line of duty.

Badges at Houston Police Museum

Metered parking is available around the police station, just read the signs.  Some streets don’t allow parking during the 4:00-6:00pm rush hour.  Once inside, you’ll need to sign in with your drivers license, so be sure to bring it.

Helicopter at Houston Police Museum
 My kids like looking at the uniforms and the wall of badges. His one complaint was that there was no where to play like at the Fire Museum.

Houston Police Museum Police car
The museum also has the Houston Police Department Gift Shop, but it looks like you buy the gear online.

Shop at Houston Police Museum
Our tour took less than 30 minutes. I read that a guided group tour takes 1-1.5 hours.

I am glad we went to see what it was all about and recommend everyone stop by when you are in the area. Just find a parking spot, pay $1.25 for 1 hour of parking, and run inside. Admission is free and you get to meet the police officers!

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  1. May 13, 2015 at 2:46 am — Reply

    Me encantan tus recomendaciones!… 🙂

  2. Valarie Subia
    June 3, 2017 at 12:39 pm — Reply

    Please send me the Thursday emails. I have four children 2-14 and need lots of ideas for the summer to keep them busy! Thank you!

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