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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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Dallas, Texas
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4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2012

It's amazing to say the least, I don't expect so much history in this little place. I have been to a lot of museum at metro-areas and most of them are empty with chick design, you were think it features the building instead of history pieces. This one is jam packed with suprises. Must go if you are interested in... More 

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Arlington, Texas, United States
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47 reviews 47 reviews
8 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2012

We visited here on our 2nd trip to Jefferson. We found the history and artwork interesting. It was fun reading about people and places in historical Jefferson.

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Colleyville, Texas
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31 reviews 31 reviews
6 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2012

This museum houses a tremendous amount of local historical items from Indian to early settler to things that the wealthy inhabitants owned during Jefferson's heydays when riverboating and shipping were king. An interesting side attraction is a large model railroad built by a Fort Worth man - the detail is extraordinary.

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Fort Worth, Texas
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7 reviews 7 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2012

Wow, where do I start! This is an old courts building so the architecture is very awesome. This building is just full of all kinds of little goodies to see. They have some mock scenes to show ppl what it looked like back in the day and they have a huge collection of anything and everything. For just a few... More 

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Dallas, Texas
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48 reviews 48 reviews
15 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2012

You can find so many antiques in this unique building and when we visited the basement we got some spooky photos!!!!

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Longview, Texas
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4 reviews 4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2012

people are very nice and the buildings are kept clean. Lots of information is in the building. A great old doll collection Small gift shop is nice

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Jefferson
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14 reviews 14 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2012

Located in the building that used to be the court house and post office in Jefferson, is the most awesome museum I've ever been to. The collections are amazing. There is so much to see with three stories and a basement. A lot of articles are given to the museum by local contributors. Very interesting history. This is a "must... More 

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Tyler
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69 reviews 69 reviews
29 attraction reviews
54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2012

My sister and I were interested in the geanololgy in Jefferson. Went to the museum and were impressed with all they have to offer. Interesting place if you like history

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Dallas, Texas
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53 reviews 53 reviews
30 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2012

This museum has 3 floors and was just chocked full. I loved the top floor that is designed as a child's room with tons of antiques and handmade quilts. There is a basement that is set up like different old time shops. The doctor's office was very interesting. There is also a miniature train museum, but the trains weren't working... More 

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Dallas, Texas
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39 reviews 39 reviews
9 attraction reviews
82 helpful votes 82 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2012

There is little I can add that has not already been written in prior reviews. This is a surprisingly good collection that has been carefully collected and displayed on the various floors of a building that is historic in its own right. Even the magnolia tree outside the front door has a bit of history to it. Be sure to... More 

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