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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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AWESOME

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

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 1, 2015
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Rowlett, Texas
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Rowlett, Texas
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5 reviews 5 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015 NEW

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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74 reviews 74 reviews
25 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 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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36 attraction reviews
91 helpful votes 91 helpful votes
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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27 reviews 27 reviews
14 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 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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Floresville
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10 reviews 10 reviews
3 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 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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107 reviews 107 reviews
28 attraction reviews
83 helpful votes 83 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
9 helpful votes 9 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
38 helpful votes 38 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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41 attraction reviews
40 helpful votes 40 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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