Make sure you check out the basement and the mouse guillotine. there's a ton of antiques, oddities and history down there.
There were a lot of interested things to see, but even looking at the exhibits what I considered to be a reasonable amount of time, it only took a little more than an hour to see everything. The building is historical, and has a basement and upstairs, and what the rooms were originally used for is still labeled on the... More
We toured the museum on a Sunday morning. It was not crowded at all and has some great artifacts and history lessons on Jefferson. There are some random things in the museum that do not seem to have anything to do with Jefferson other than someone gave them to the museum in honor of someone who lived in Jefferson. It... More
I really am interested in Texas History. We look for museums like this in all of the small Texas towns we visit. along with the antique shops and Art Galleries. This is an excellent museum with lots of period artifacts. We just simply enjoy this stuff a lot.
Jean was on duty to tell us about some of the artifacts and there are 4 floors filled with history. The old Atwater-Kent radio, the rifles, and early computer were interesting to me. My wife liked the dresses and sewing and portraits. There is a big train set to interest children.
The museum is worth the trip but has much room for improvement. There are 4 total floors, including basement exhibits, and much to be seen which is very interesting. The problem is the information and legend cards are dated, yellowing, in small print, and in need of replacing. Certainly the information would have been more easily read if the lighting... More
What a great collection of history! My wife and. I thoroughly enjoyed our tour here. I enjoyed the local history and was i pressed on how much wealth used to exist in the town of Jefferson for them to have collected such a treasure trove. Great way to pass an afternoon
Great museum, particularly good for a town the size of Jefferson. Make sure you visit the model train display behind the museum.
If the Civil War and early Texas is exciting to you then this museum is for you !! Four floors of the old Federal Courthouse with so much of the "steamboat era". A dress worn and donated by Lady Bird Johnson in the White House and a beautiful Magnolia Tree planted by Lady Bird from a cutting off a Magnolia... More
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