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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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This was a very nice 4 story museum, No elevator. There is also a train exhibit that is really nice behind the museum.

5 of 5 starsReviewed October 10, 2015
Darcy P
Shreveport, Louisiana
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Shreveport, Louisiana
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28 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2015

This was a very nice 4 story museum, No elevator. There is also a train exhibit that is really nice behind the museum.

Thank Darcy P
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37 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2015

A very interesting place with a basement and several floors full of artifacts, farm equipment and old newspaper articles dedicated to the past of the local area. The historian/caretaker, Jeanne Maranto , was very knowledgable and helpful providing excellent background to some of the local lore. This place is worth the money and they have a senior and military admission... More 

Thank 810taylor
New Orleans, Louisiana
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13 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2015

Jefferson is a historic Bed and Breakfast Town. Lots of cool old buildings. Museum is not very big, but beautiful building with with local history. Located in the middle of town and within walking distance of several old places. Very clean, pretty little town.

Thank Rosey187
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11 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2015

The old Federal Courthouse built in 1890. More history in this building than my wife and I could see in the 3 hours we spent there. Lady at the front desk was kind enough to let us go next door for a hamburger than come back in. Another must see while in Jefferson.

Thank Johnny O
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202 reviews
67 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2015

This is a fantastic repurposing of the old Federal Courthouse built in 1890 & used until 1963. There is also a huge Magnolia tree to the right of the main entrance that was planted by Lady Bird Johnson, who frequented the Excelsior Hotel next store that they have a room named for her.The museum tells the story of Jefferson as... More 

Thank GPZachary
Lewsiville, TX
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39 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2015

This museum has much, mouch more than I expected to see in such a small town. Jefferson was a very wealthy city during the time it was an inland seaport and cotton was king. Artifacts from all over the world came to Jefferson and many of them found their way to this museum. This place is not to be missed.... More 

Thank BandM652
Georgetown, Texas
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16 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2015

Nice collection of many things from local area & families. Overall, museum appeared to be under-utilized & in need of some updates & freshening.

Thank cender52
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2015

Great museum the upstairs picture room was a favorite. Definitely worth a stop. They video is retro and explains what happened to Jefferson Texas. It was originally known as the Baghdad of Texas.

Thank Debbie G
Alvarado, Texas
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31 reviews
16 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
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.

Thank BeverlyShort
Whitehouse, Texas
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17 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
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.

Thank Chad L

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