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Jefferson Historical Museum

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Address: 223 West Austin Street, Jefferson, TX 75657
Phone Number: 903/665-2775
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The model railroad

By all means, see the train layout. Well worth the couple extra bucks. I could have spent hours here.

5 of 5 starsReviewed 3 days ago
Robbin B
Reno, United States
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Reno, United States
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9 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

By all means, see the train layout. Well worth the couple extra bucks. I could have spent hours here.

Thank Robbin B
San Saba, Texas
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14 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We just spotted by Jefferson for a couple of hours but this museum has something for everyone. The amount of antiques and history here covers all kinds of things. RR, Civil War, Steamboats, Tools, Farming, and on and on! I can't wait to go back!

Thank gingert39
Breckenridge, Texas
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

4 floors of stuff, a lot to read and look through. Good price for the amount of artifacts. Could have easily spent couple hours here browsing around

Thank Gary M
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22 reviews
7 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

It was a very nice little museum to visit. Be a bit careful when going up the stairs. They can be VERY steep. There are about 3 floors total. Very interesting, shows a lot of neat history about the city of Jefferson.

Thank Sooners610
Houston, Texas
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11 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2015

The museum houses alot of of artifacts & history. The highlight, though, is the building behind the museum that houses a miniature train exhibit. It was great to see! The detail that's put into it is unbelievable. I took so many pictures to show friends back home because just trying to describe it doesn't do it justice. Definitely make time... More 

Thank Michele J
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28 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2015 via mobile

This is a must see if you plan to visit Jefferson,Tx. 3 storys and a basement full of history. Most of the items are donated by local families. History of the riverboats is especially interesting. I had no clue how important this city's riverboats were to Tx & its economy! Lots of civil war history is here too. Geneology as... More 

Thank Liljc41
Fort Worth, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2015

Besides being a trip back in time architectually speaking, it has hundreds and hundreds of antiques and artifactss. Great way to beat the heat or the cold or the inquisitivness that is human.

1 Thank Wolfcreekx
Shreveport, Louisiana
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28 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2015

This was a very nice 4 story museum, No elevator. There is also a train exhibit that is really nice behind the museum.

1 Thank Darcy P
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2015

A very interesting place with a basement and several floors full of artifacts, farm equipment and old newspaper articles dedicated to the past of the local area. The historian/caretaker, Jeanne Maranto , was very knowledgable and helpful providing excellent background to some of the local lore. This place is worth the money and they have a senior and military admission... More 

1 Thank 810taylor
New Orleans, Louisiana
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14 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2015

Jefferson is a historic Bed and Breakfast Town. Lots of cool old buildings. Museum is not very big, but beautiful building with with local history. Located in the middle of town and within walking distance of several old places. Very clean, pretty little town.

1 Thank Rosey187

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