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Historic Brownsville Museum

641 E Madison, Brownsville, TX 78520
956 548 1313
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Ranked #10 of 13 Attractions in Brownsville
Type: Museums
Most recent review
- Jul 26, 2014
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Austin, Texas
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26 reviews 26 reviews
9 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014

The building is worth the visit. The architecture has been preserved and is restored beautifully. Visit the creepy bedroom, the old wood burning train engine, and relive the battlefield at Palo Alto.

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Ogden, Utah
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208 reviews 208 reviews
78 attraction reviews
106 helpful votes 106 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2014

The museum is quite small, but does have a few interesting things. The old train engine from the 1800's, has been restored, and was worth seeing. There is a $2.00 charge to get it. The museum could use some money and a little TLC to make it better.

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Santa Fe, NM
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68 reviews 68 reviews
18 attraction reviews
76 helpful votes 76 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2013

the station building is worth the visit - and on top of that, you get interesting displays of artifacts of early Brownsville and an easy to understand chronology of this fascinating city. When we were there, there was an excellent show of needle work by the area chapter of the Embroidery Guild of America and also a show of artwork... More

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Brownsville, Texas, Usa
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22 reviews 22 reviews
6 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2013

Now if you are really interested in history this is the place to go. Brownsville has a great past history and was really involved in the civil was on both sides. Has a very colorful past so come enjoy a couple of days in Brownsville.

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Brownsville, Texas
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59 reviews 59 reviews
17 attraction reviews
90 helpful votes 90 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2013

This small museum is in a good way to begin to understand the history of Brownsville. Close the zoo, theatre, art museum and a nice park, this museum can be a good addition to a visit to Brownsville. This might be a great place for people who are studying history who are looking for a relaxed, slower environment. Housed in... More

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Brownscille, TX
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25 reviews 25 reviews
8 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2012

Not too much to see when I visited, Displays not as interesting as expected. The old railway station is beautiful

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