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Starr Family Home State Historic Site

407 W. Travis Street, Marshall, TX 75670
903.935.3044
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Ranked #4 of 11 attractions in Marshall
Description: This Greek Revival mansion which was built in 1870 for James Franklin Starr was donated in 1976 to the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department.
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Fort Worth
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14 reviews 14 reviews
4 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2014

We stopped by the Starr home and enjoyed the tour by a knowledgeable guide. The story of the family was explained clearly. I would recommend any visitor to Marshall take some to explore the home and its furnishings. Previous reviews seem to reference a time when the site was under the control of Texas Parks and Wildlife. There isn't a... More

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Sunnyvale, California
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94 reviews 94 reviews
57 attraction reviews
144 helpful votes 144 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2012

This is a state historic SITE, not a park, although the grounds are pretty and park-like. [It's easy to get confused on that; there are lots of historic SITES in Texas so always best to make sure if you are really looking for a full-blown PARK]. For only $4 we got a pleasant tour of this home which unlike many... More

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Marshall, Texas
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43 reviews 43 reviews
18 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2012

It's not a park! I don't understand why they call it that. It's an antique house filled with antique items that you can walk through for a lesson in history, and one families story. It's a nice time, but the name is quite misleading.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2002

I first read about the B&B located at the Starr Mansion in my Texas State Parks book. It sounded intriguing and a little out of the ordinary, so I figured why not. I really didn't have high expectations, but I was pleasantly surprised. We stayed one weekend in Feb '02 (one of those freakishly warm weekends in Texas). Guests stay... More

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