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Jefferson Historical Museum

223 West Austin Street, Jefferson, TX 75657
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Ranked #2 of 12 attractions in Jefferson
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: History Museums
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Texas City, Texas
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81 reviews 81 reviews
41 attraction reviews
34 helpful votes 34 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
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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
20 helpful votes 20 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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61 reviews 61 reviews
18 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 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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Longview, Texas
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25 reviews 25 reviews
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2014

They have a collection that is hard to believe. There is stuff everywhere so look carefully and not miss anything!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2014

There were three floors full of artifacts and exhibits. The art collection on the second floor was amazing!

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22 reviews 22 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2014

Wife and I visited on a Wed and were the only ppl there So we took our time and enjoyed it very much. Great historical collection, and very helpful staff. Recommended highly.

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Driftwood, Texas
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35 attraction reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014

Make sure you check out the basement and the mouse guillotine. there's a ton of antiques, oddities and history down there.

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Houston, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2014

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

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2014

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

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