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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 #5 of 11 Attractions in Marshall
Type: Historic Sites, State Parks, Cultural
Owner description: Nestled in the heart of Marshall's museums and cultural activities, Starr Family Home State...
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Type: Historic Sites, State Parks, Cultural
Hours:
Sun 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Tue - Sat 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Owner description: Nestled in the heart of Marshall's museums and cultural activities, Starr Family Home State Historic Site is composed of several elegant structures that map the 150-year history of the Starr family in Texas. Period furnishings, clothing, and antiques trace the transition of the buildings through four generations of the Starr family.

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alberta
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27 reviews 27 reviews
11 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014

We stopped for the morning in Marshall and had the best time! By chance we found this lovely home and feel so thankful we did! We got there first thing in the morning and were lucky enough to get a customized private tour. Our guide was outstandingly knowledgable and really brought the lives of this family to life! :) It... More 

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Fort Worth
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17 reviews 17 reviews
4 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 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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106 reviews 106 reviews
65 attraction reviews
154 helpful votes 154 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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49 reviews 49 reviews
20 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 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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