tn hist sealFrequently Asked Questions

Q: How many times was Sam Houston married?

A: Sam was married three times.


Q: What were the names of his wives?

A: His first wife was named Eliza Allen. They were married January 22, 1829. Sam Houston’s second wife was a Cherokee Indian woman whose name was Tiana Rodgers, also known as Diana Rodgers. They were married in the summer of 1830. Margaret Moffette Lea was Sam Houston’s third wife. They were married May 9, 1840 and remained married for the remainder of Sam Houston’s lifetime.


Q: How old was Sam Houston when he died?

A: He was seventy years old at the time of his death on July 26th, 1863. He died at 6:15 pm.


Q: Can I bring my dog?

A: You can, but you must have control of your dog at all times. A leash is required, and we ask that you clean up after your dog and take the trash with you.


Q: Can I take pictures?

A: Yes, photography is allowed.


Q: In which state is Sam Houston buried?

A: He was buried in Texas.


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 “This project is funded under an agreement with the Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation, Tennessee Historical Commission, a Tennessee Historical Commission State-Owned Historic Site, and supplemented by additional funds raised by “The Sam Houston Memorial Association.”

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