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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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Outstanding Nativity

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 21, 2015
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Del Rio, United States
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Hamilton, ON
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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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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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Del Rio, Texas
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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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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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London, United Kingdom
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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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 93 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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Yacolt, Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2014

A good look at early days life. We were the only ones there, late in the day. Liked the man at the entry desk. He was helpful about what there was to see.

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Additional Information about Whitehead Memorial Museum

Address: Del Rio, TX 78840
Phone Number: 18307747568
Location: United States  >  Texas (TX)  >  Del Rio
Open Hours:
Sunday 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Tuesday 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Wednesday 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Thursday 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Friday 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Saturday 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Average Prices: USD 5 - 5

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