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Magoffin Home State Historic Site

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Address: 1120 Magoffin Ave, El Paso, TX 79901
Phone Number: 19155335147
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Activities: Shopping
Description: A striking adobe structure, the Magoffin Home State Historic Site explores...
A striking adobe structure, the Magoffin Home State Historic Site explores the stories of a multicultural family who actively participated in U.S. expansion and settlement, military service, and U.S.-Mexico relations. The home, built around 1875 by Joseph Magoffin, is a prime example of Territorial style architecture and features a center courtyard and peaceful landscape. Explore the home's authentic art and furnishings reflecting the daily lives of this prominent El Paso family.
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Awesome Historic house!

This place was AWESOME! Ive been to many historic house sites, but this tour was the best I've ever had. The house is in near perfect condition, a gorgeous adobe filled with... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 20, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

This place was AWESOME! Ive been to many historic house sites, but this tour was the best I've ever had. The house is in near perfect condition, a gorgeous adobe filled with original pieces. The docent who gave us a tour was extremely knowledgable and helpful. I'll probably go again if I get the chance

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Houston, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2015

The Magoffin State Historic site was a good place to take a tour. Danny my tour guide knew his history and answered all my questions related to the architecture of this historic adobe home and it furnishings. Tours are on the hour-I went at 12:00 noon on a Sunday and enjoyed it very much. It cost 4 dollars for an... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015

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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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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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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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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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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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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Additional Information about Magoffin Home State Historic Site

Address: 1120 Magoffin Ave, El Paso, TX 79901
Phone Number: 19155335147
Location: United States  >  Texas (TX)  >  El Paso
Average Prices: USD 4 - 4

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