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Address: 1308 South Main Street, Del Rio, TX 78840
Phone Number: +1 830-774-7568
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1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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Sun 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Tue - Sat 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
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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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Great museum

Eclectic collection of collectibles. Lots of things to see with a very helpful and enthusiastic staff. Easy to find and worth a stop.

4 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
James A
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atlanta, United States
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atlanta, United States
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5 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Eclectic collection of collectibles. Lots of things to see with a very helpful and enthusiastic staff. Easy to find and worth a stop.

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Thank James A
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My wife and I recently visited the Whitehead Museum and had a great time walking the grounds and taking a look at the past. This museum has a great display of old time farming equipment, wagons, and houses. We enjoyed the animals that were on the grounds as well. The staff was great at guiding us through the displays and... More 

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Thank Donald N
Chicago, Illinois
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2015

Whenever I have a chance to stop at locations like this I always do. Was not able to get in but still the visit from outside was pretty neat. The history from location like this are always interesting to visit!

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Thank Bruce G
Alameda, CA
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2015

Thank you, Tripadvisor, for tipping us to the Whitehead Memorial Museum -- we spent our one day of Del Rio sightseeing here and learned a lot about the city and about the history of the region. The Museum is tucked away in a neighborhood which is primarily residential, full of an interesting variety of old houses. You enter the museum... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2015

Here you can find the graves of Judge Roy Bean and one of his sons. The "museum" is set up to look like a heritage village, where you can wander from building to building and see how people lived/worked during the founding of the town. History buffs will enjoy all the historical items that I imagine were donated from folks'... More 

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Hamilton, ON
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 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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Thank rrakoczy
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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Thank Peggy N
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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 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 20, 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 Joann P
Michael D, Manager at Whitehead Memorial Museum, responded to this review

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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 70 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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