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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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Tour geared for adults

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.

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 8, 2015
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Saint Peters, Missouri
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35 reviews 35 reviews
17 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
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
4 helpful votes 4 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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90 reviews 90 reviews
33 attraction reviews
49 helpful votes 49 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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86 reviews 86 reviews
20 attraction reviews
40 helpful votes 40 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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11 reviews 11 reviews
6 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
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
39 helpful votes 39 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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Top Contributor
104 reviews 104 reviews
34 attraction reviews
50 helpful votes 50 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
5 attraction reviews
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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211 reviews 211 reviews
107 attraction reviews
205 helpful votes 205 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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