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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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Nice Local Museum

Very nice town museum. You can spend as little or as much time there, we enjoyed it and probably could have stayed longer if there had been time.

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 25, 2015
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Alvarado, Texas
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Alvarado, Texas
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30 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015

Very nice town museum. You can spend as little or as much time there, we enjoyed it and probably could have stayed longer if there had been time.

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Whitehouse, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015

They have a very good collection, and the old building is really worth seeing. They have many historical treasures. The train setup out back was very interesting as well. Be prepared for going up and down lots of stairs.

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Denton, Texas
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8 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015

Well worth the small fee. Be sure for sure to see the HO guage train and town layout in the back building..A little extra but young and old should appreciate the work that was done to build it. Huge but easy to view.

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Austin, Texas
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32 reviews
11 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

displays an incredible collection of artifacts and memorabilia in the setting of a stout federal building shell. staff on hand at the time of our visit was eating lunch but stopped their eating to give us a full rundown of the place. good starting point for walking the streets of what was once a major riverboat hub and the 2nd... More 

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Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2015

We decided to visit the wonderful town of jefferson, this museum is a great find. The lady behind the desk knows her history. The only thing I can say is that it's lots of stairs so be ready to get your excersise in lol. The train muesum behind the building was closed so we were unable to see it.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2015

This museum is full of just about everything you can imagine! Only a few things are behind glass but most is available for up close inspection. The gal at the front desk was very helpful in pointing out exhibits we might be interested in and filling us in on artifacts we had seen.

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Fort Worth, Texas
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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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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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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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