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I know I just wrote about our summer roadschooling trip to Austin, TX.  So, I’m a little late on writing about our one day roadschooling trip to Huntsville, TX for a day of history. Roadschooling is the act of taking learning on the road.  Afterall, learning occurs in more than just the four walls of a school.  Roadschooling is just one part of our homeschooling adventures.  And, this past spring break for our friends we planned a day trip to Huntsville, which is about 90 minutes north of us.

Here is what we did in order:

Sam Houston Statue (9-5, there is a visitor center too, free)
1327 11th St, Huntsville, TX 77340-3811

Samuel Walker Houston Memorial Museum & Cultural Center (9:30-4:30, free, and was extra special as we got to talk with ladies that went to the school prior to desegregation and they had stories about Samuel Walker Houston’s family)
1604 10th St.  Huntsville, Texas  77340

Sam Houston Memorial Museum (9-4:30; adults $5, children $3
1402 19th St Huntsville, TX 77340

Texas Prisons Museum (10-5, adults $5, children $3, even has information on the old prisoner lease system and the old prisons in Sugar Land)
491 State Highway 75 N, Huntsville, TX 77320

HEARTS Veterans Museum of Texas (10-5; adults $8, children $3, next door to the TX Prison Museum)
463 State Highway 75 N.  Huntsville TX 77320

And back-up or alternatives we had on our list:

Gibbs-Powell House Museum/Walker County Historical Museum (only open on Fri & Sat. 12-4, adults $4, kids $3)
1228 11 St. at Avenue M.   Huntsville, TX

Huntsville State Park (kids are free non-peak rate is $5 per adult)
565 Park Road 40 West, Huntsville, TX 77340

Our children and we as adults learned more on this trip than what was ever talked about in school! Get inspired!  Go out and explore because the best way to learn history is by experiencing it and seeing it in these museums.