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Magoffin Home State Historical Park

1120 Magoffin Ave, El Paso, TX 79901
915-533-5147
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Ranked #8 of 51 Attractions in El Paso
Type: Historic Sites
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Las Cruces, New Mexico
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18 reviews 18 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 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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25 reviews 25 reviews
13 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 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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13 reviews 13 reviews
7 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 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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Decatur, Alabama
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30 reviews 30 reviews
10 attraction reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2014

I've been going to El Paso for decades, and just stumbled upon this attraction. My sister and I went. It was very informative. It was the guide and us, and we spent well over an hour on the history of the house, the family, and El Paso in general. Very wrothwhile!

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Salem, NH
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44 reviews 44 reviews
27 attraction reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2014

This museum was a great surprise! The grounds are grassy, impeccable, and gorgeous. The house itself was great. We went on a week day and had a private tour. It's not like most old, historic houses. We were allowed to walk around all of the rooms and the extremely knowledgeable guide had lots of pictures of the residents and what... More

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El Paso, Texas
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230 reviews 230 reviews
46 attraction reviews
105 helpful votes 105 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2013

The Magoffin Home is a lovely green spot on the outskirts of downtown, with much history to tell. There are many special events here, and the guided tours will give you an understanding of early El Paso and frontera history, especially the seamless cross-border nature of the society in the late 19th century.

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Columbus
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17 reviews 17 reviews
8 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2013

Very well preserved adobe home in the middle of town. We arrived at opening on Sunday morning and was greeted by the curator of the museum. He was a very nice and knowledgeable young man who was extremely proud of his museum. Gave us a personal tour and explained who and what we were looking at. If you like history... More

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Senior Contributor
23 reviews 23 reviews
9 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2013

Offers a great glimpse into El Paso history. Excellent docents. Small collection has been well researched.

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El Paso, Texas
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2013

This is a home that has been conserved for Historical purposes. You do need to call and make an appointment to see it, however, the guided tours are great. It took me back in time when I saw it. It is close to downtown, yet in a very modest part of town. It is worth seeing. There are no eating... More

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El Paso, Texas
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12 reviews 12 reviews
6 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2013

Take a journey back to the 1870's. the Magoffin Home is a must see in El Paso. I had an opportunity to teach with one of Josephine Magoffin's nieces in the early 70's. This is just a taste of our rich history, So many questions to ask. The tour guide was exceptionally knowledgable.

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