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Jefferson Historical Museum

Address: 223 West Austin Street, Jefferson, TX 75657
Phone Number: 903/665-2775
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Ranked #4 of 12 Attractions in Jefferson
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: History Museums, Museums
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Type: History Museums, Museums

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Irving, Texas
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27 reviews 27 reviews
14 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 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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Arlington, Texas
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2014

Love the doll collection. It has a lot of old guns, arrowheads, Caddo Indian information, a gown worn by Lady Bird Johnson. A lot of antiques on three floors and a basement.

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10 reviews 10 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2014

Liked most all of the museum. Just need time to read and see. The hostess was very cordial and sharing of her time and knowledge with us.

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Mid Sussex
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94 reviews 94 reviews
23 attraction reviews
66 helpful votes 66 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014

We agree with the previos review. We went here hoping to find a historical narrative of Jefferson and the surrounding area but found a haphazard collection, some of which was interesting but with little information. You could save the $7 admission and spend some time in Jefferson's antique shops.

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Austin, Texas, United States
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6 reviews 6 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 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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78 reviews 78 reviews
29 attraction reviews
37 helpful votes 37 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
37 helpful votes 37 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
3 helpful votes 3 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
24 helpful votes 24 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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71 reviews 71 reviews
19 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 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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