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Jefferson Historical Museum

223 West Austin Street, Jefferson, TX 75657
903/665-2775
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Ranked #3 of 12 Attractions in Jefferson
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: History Museums
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Austin, Texas, United States
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

Pretty lame, even by small-town museum standards...I had hoped to learn more about the whole Jefferson as navigable port thing, but mostly it's just a haphazard collection of things that people happened to donate. The provenance of most items is pretty suspect, and the treatment of archival materials is absolutely shameful -- this museum needs an intern from a reputable... More

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Memphis, Tennessee
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69 reviews 69 reviews
24 attraction reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014

Wow! The best attraction in Jefferson. Great history here! Three floors of exhibits, plus a building in the back with a most wonderful model train display, built by a Jefferson native. It's wonderful that Jefferson keeps this history alive for all to see. The museum staff are so friendly, and the train guys are super! I loved the gowns, the... More

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Texas City, Texas
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81 reviews 81 reviews
41 attraction reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014

We went in to kill time before Gould rail car, but it was better than rail car. Staff was very nice, pay the extra for rail road tickets. The scale rail road is great. Little kids will love it. There are a lot of stairs. It is haunted too. I heard a woman crying in the restroom.

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Kemah, Texas
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8 reviews 8 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014

Neat little museum, LOTS of stairs so be prepared. Self-guided tour starts in basement and goes up 3 or 4 floors. Didn't take too long to go through museum.

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Aledo, Texas
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30 reviews 30 reviews
7 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2014

Spent a half day here and had to make myself leave. We love history and there was so much to see and read about. I will have to go back to complete it all.

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Arlington, Texas
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67 reviews 67 reviews
19 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2014

This museum inhabits the old courthouse on the west end of historic Austin Street. It is crammed full of antiques and collections of all kinds): dolls, firearms, spinning wheels, porcelain figurines, arrowheads, barbed wire, art, medical instruments, etc. You name it - it's probably got it. There's a basement and 3 floors to discover these treasures. Patricia, that sold us... More

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Longview, Texas
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25 reviews 25 reviews
3 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2014

They have a collection that is hard to believe. There is stuff everywhere so look carefully and not miss anything!

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15 reviews 15 reviews
5 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2014

There were three floors full of artifacts and exhibits. The art collection on the second floor was amazing!

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Senior Contributor
22 reviews 22 reviews
9 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2014

Wife and I visited on a Wed and were the only ppl there So we took our time and enjoyed it very much. Great historical collection, and very helpful staff. Recommended highly.

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Driftwood, Texas
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108 reviews 108 reviews
36 attraction reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014

Make sure you check out the basement and the mouse guillotine. there's a ton of antiques, oddities and history down there.

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