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Address: , Del Rio, TX 78840
Phone Number: 18307747568
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10:00 am - 6:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Tue - Sat 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Description: The Whitehead Memorial Museum was established in 1962 and remains the only...
The Whitehead Memorial Museum was established in 1962 and remains the only full time, public museum in Val Verde County, Texas. The mission of the Whitehead Memorial Museum is to preserve historical and tangible artifacts that reflect the early history, cultures, and economics of Del Rio and Val Verde County.
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Quirky, educational & tons of fun - don't miss this!

We've been living here for several years and finally visited this place for the first time. Wow, we wish we hadn't waited so long to discover this little gem. Whatever your idea... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 11, 2015
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27 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2015

We've been living here for several years and finally visited this place for the first time. Wow, we wish we hadn't waited so long to discover this little gem. Whatever your idea of a "museum" is, set it aside, open your mind and go check this place out. There's so much more than just Judge Roy Bean's grave: a huge... More 

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Michael D, Manager at Whitehead Memorial Museum, responded to this review

Thank you for visiting our museum. I am so glad that you enjoyed your time here! More 

Hamilton, ON
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5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2015

An amazing collection of history, oddities, animals, memorabilia, and so much more. Come for the grave of Judge Roy Bean, but stay for the chapel; or giant nativity; or WW2 collection; or parrots, or.... well, you get the drift. One of Texas' most underrated attractions. A complete gem.

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Michael D, Manager at Whitehead Memorial Museum, responded to this review

Thank you for visiting the museum. I am so glad that you enjoyed what we have to offer! More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2015

It was a nice place to take the family to learn a little about history. The tour was not too long or short, we would like to go again to see new exhibits in the future

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Michael D, Manager at Whitehead Memorial Museum, responded to this review

Thank you for visiting the museum. I am glad that you and your family were able to learn about our history! More 

Del Rio, Texas
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28 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 133 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2015

We were delighted by our visit to this museum! Most of the displays were created by local individuals and groups who worked hard to preserve their heritage. The rustic, folk museum feel is in every building. Please consider reading a bit about Judge Roy Bean before coming to this museum. Also, during the summer, consider coming in the morning before... More 

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Michael D, Manager at Whitehead Memorial Museum, responded to this review

Thank you for visiting the museum. I am glad that you enjoyed your visit! More 

Del Rio, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2015

I enjoyed seeing the Cadena Christmas Nativity. The staff was friendly and provided insight into the culture and history of the area. The museum provides an enriching, informative climate for locals and out of town guests.

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Thank you for visiting the museum. I am glad that you enjoyed the Cadena Nativity and our friendly staff. More 

London, United Kingdom
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62 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2015

The place has a number of different buildings which show different aspects of the areas history. The exhibits were organised well and most of the signs were well done. Pop in if you have time

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2015

This place is great. It's a museum that you can touch and interact with old antiques. Lots of neat stuff. If you read the displays and do everything offered, you could spend over an hour there. Great nativity city!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

Whitehead Museum has an interesting hodgepodge of Native American artifacts, historical displays about the Del Rio area, and pioneer-era miscellanea. My family and I spent a few hours walking between the buildings and looking at the various exhibits. The sheer amount of stuff on display is impressive and some of it is displayed somewhat haphazardly, but it's fun to poke... More 

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Midland, Texas
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43 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 87 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015

There is a cost of $4-5 ea for this museum. It is a bit dated and a lot of stuff needs a dusting. It is unfortunately falling into a state of disrepair and neglect. There is some interesting stuff to see but nothing spectacular. A number of static displays of old farm equipment and fire trucks in various states of... More 

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Midland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014 via mobile

Stopped in after going to the Val Verde winery. This is an interesting little museum about the history of Del Rio and the surrounding area presented in a series of displays that tell the stories of the area. There are some good and bad things here with the good outweighing the bad. This is well worth the time it takes... More 

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