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Magoffin Home State Historical Park

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Address: 1120 Magoffin Ave, El Paso, TX 79901
Phone Number: 915-533-5147
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BackYard History

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed January 4, 2015
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El Paso, Texas
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5 reviews 5 reviews
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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
35 helpful votes 35 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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42 helpful votes 42 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
4 helpful votes 4 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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107 attraction reviews
182 helpful votes 182 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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44 reviews 44 reviews
16 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 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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10 reviews 10 reviews
4 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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Las Cruces, New Mexico
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29 reviews 29 reviews
7 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

The story of this historic home spans many generations and the character of the home, the pictures and artifacts are well maintained. The docent was very well spoken and entertaining in his presentation through the many rooms and the telling of the years of its familial occupation, with many pieces of family history quite interesting. The grounds are beautiful with... More 

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El Paso, Texas
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27 reviews 27 reviews
13 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2014

Well maintained historical site that may lead one to do more google research. Docent was well informed. Young kids did not find interesting.

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Huntley, Illinois
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21 reviews 21 reviews
11 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2014

My family of 4 visited on July 5. I have a 20 year old soldier at Fort Bliss and an 8 year old. It's hard for us to find attractions to meet the interest level of both kids! I love historical homes that have been restored to their former glory and this did not disappoint. Our tour guide was knowledgeable... More 

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