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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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New visitor center

The house across the street from the Magoffin Home has been extensively renovated and now serves as a lovely visitor center for the historic site. While you wait for your tour to... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 15, 2015
Huldah906
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Plano, Texas
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015 NEW

My wife and I arrived with almost 2 hours to go before we needed to be somewhere thinking we could do this exhibit. Unfortunately, it is not self-guided or audio-guided. You MUST go with a tour guide. Problem is, we got there at 2:05 needing to be wrapped up by 4:00. We thought that should be plenty of time. But... More 

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Plano, Texas
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27 reviews 27 reviews
9 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2015

The house across the street from the Magoffin Home has been extensively renovated and now serves as a lovely visitor center for the historic site. While you wait for your tour to begin, you can look at photos and read the stories of people from other countries who made El Paso home. Because of online reviews, I had expected much... More 

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Saint Peters, Missouri
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015

It was an old home with antique furniture. The guide however was very informed about the history and presented it well. I was the only visitor at the time.

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Texas
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21 reviews 21 reviews
20 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015

An interesting old adobe home. You will learn a lot about the history of El Paso. Tour is geared for adults. Reasonable entrance fee. Free parking on the street by the home.

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Dubuque, IA
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33 attraction reviews
50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015

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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19 reviews 19 reviews
6 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 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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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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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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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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