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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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Great RD Moses Model Trains - Best there is, nationally known

The RD Moses model train depot with size 10 x 48 foot working set is the best there is. This is a nationally known HO scale railroad that was all hand built and donated to the... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 22, 2015
Linda M
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Fort Worth, Texas
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Fort Worth, Texas
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015

The RD Moses model train depot with size 10 x 48 foot working set is the best there is. This is a nationally known HO scale railroad that was all hand built and donated to the Museum.

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Allen, Texas
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10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015

So much to see. You could spend a lot of time seeing all they have to offer. We thoroughly enjoyed it. If you like miniature train displays, be sure to catch that exhibit in the back building. The gentleman that gave us a "tour" was entertaining and you can tell he loves that hobby.

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Shreveport, LA
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85 reviews 85 reviews
22 attraction reviews
78 helpful votes 78 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015

Been to Jefferson many times, but, until recently, never visited this museum. It contains an eclectic, but worthwhile collection. I especially enjoyed seeing correspondence from Sam Houston, president of the Republic of Texas. The bell of the steamboat, Mittie Stephens was another highlight, as I have often heard of the tragedy involving this vessel. A consideration for many may be... More 

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Monrovia, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015

We had an appointment when we payed for the day; the lady suggested we come back after the appointment and let us stay until she left for the day. There's a lot packed into one building, some interesting, some not so interesting

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Terrell, Texas
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4 reviews 4 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2015

The museum presents the history of Jefferson very well. The displays are well presented and kept in good shape. The lady at the desk was very friendly and knew the history presented by the museum. will visit again.

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Tyler, Texas
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65 reviews 65 reviews
13 attraction reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2015

If you are looking for a Museum that has many items that directly deal with Jefferson, this is probably not it. This does have many items that deal with the state of Texas, and many items that are just antiques. I will agree with one of the previous reviewers that some time needs to be spent updating the cards with... More 

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Rowlett, Texas
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5 reviews 5 reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015

Worth your visit... Awesome things here! Must see...Nice place to visit. There are things here you will never see anywhere else.

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60 helpful votes 60 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015

My husband and I went to this museum and both liked it. Three floors of antiques relevant to Jefferson. Nice architectural design of the building. A fun way to use free time.

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Longview, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2015

Even if you don't enter it, the architecture of the Jefferson Historical Museum is magnificent. It originally housed the 1888 Federal Court House and U.S. Post Office building. If you do visit I suggest you climb up to the garret to look out over what once was the largest inland port in Texas.

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Irving, Texas
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14 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

Be sure to see the model train exhibit and go through the museum - the basement through the 3rd floor. Saw an apparition in the basement!!

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