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Magoffin Home State Historic Site

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Address: 1120 Magoffin Ave, El Paso, TX 79901
Phone Number: 915-533-5147
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Interesting SW Victorian

This historic home is very interesting because it is Victorian in style inside but is built with Adobe and looks quite typical of SW style homes of the 1800's on the outside.

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 25, 2015
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Dubuque, IA
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015 NEW

This historic home is very interesting because it is Victorian in style inside but is built with Adobe and looks quite typical of SW style homes of the 1800's on the outside.

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El Paso, Texas
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15 reviews 15 reviews
6 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2015

That was a short but sweet and very informational tour. I leaned about El Paso that I never knew. I was born and raised her and didn't know half of it. Great tour.

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Cleveland, Ohio
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20 attraction reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015

We enjoyed our private tour of this territorial home which had the thick walls and some of the original furnishings. Our guide was very knowledgeable and we learned a lot about what the first settlers must have experienced. A must for people traveling through!

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El Paso, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2015

A must see and visit. If each local resident showed up; then, we would all enjoy our own El Paso history. If you never have gone on an El Paso vacation; even if you are a local - this must be one of your places to visit.

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El Paso, Texas
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63 reviews 63 reviews
25 attraction reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2014

My last visit here was many years ago when a family member still lived there. What a transformation! A lot of work has gone into making this 1875 Territorial style home a showpiece. It now has a newly restored Visitor's Center across the street and the story of that restoration is fascinating. The Magoffin home is beautifully decorated now for... More 

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49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2014

We visited the home on 12/13, it was the day they had the ribbon cutting for the new visitors center. The visitors center is located across the street and had just undergone a beautiful restoration - back to it's original charm. The Magoffin home was decorated for Christmas, it was beautiful! The period furnishings in the home are lovely. The... More 

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El Paso, Texas
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14 reviews 14 reviews
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5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

Home of one of El Paso's founding fathers. Beautifully restored and shows what life in the 1800's was like on the US/Mexico border.

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Cincinnati, OH
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202 helpful votes 202 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2014

We had a few hours in El Paso before our flight left, so we looked to tripadvisor for something to do. The Magoffin Home was very highly reviewed, so we decided upon that. My husband and I were the only ones on the guided tour. It is a very well preserved home, and the stories of the family are interesting... More 

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Mesa, Arizona
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55 reviews 55 reviews
17 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2014

We very much enjoyed our visit to the Magoffin House. We arrived around 1015AM it was to late to join the 10AM tour so we waited until the 11AM one to start. We were welcome to walk around the grounds and look at all of the flowers and other plants. One of the employees brought us both water and tea... More 

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El Paso, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

We loved the history that they talk about on the tour. I have lived in El Paso all my life and did not know a lot of happened here. They rooms are so pretty!! They are well kept. I would love to live there!

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