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Wise County Historical Society Museum

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Great museum

Enjoyed this museum very much, esp the room about The Lost Battalion. People were friendly and... read more

Reviewed May 4, 2018
Tracy M
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Lucas, TX, United States
Great place to learn all there is to know about Wise County in one day!

There is so much to see and learn about and the voluteers are very helpful. Also a room you can... read more

Reviewed October 2, 2017
Elizabeth C
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Fort Worth, Texas, United States
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May 4, 2018
“Great museum”
Oct 2, 2017
“Great place to learn all there is to know about Wise County in one day!”
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1602 S Trinity St, Decatur, TX 76234-2717
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+1 940-627-5586
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Reviewed yesterday

Lots of old Wise County and Decatur Texas history here. If you are driving theu town please stop and visit.

Thank Robert S
Reviewed May 4, 2018

Enjoyed this museum very much, esp the room about The Lost Battalion. People were friendly and helpful. They also have a lot of Confederate Records. I found one of my relatives records there.

Thank Tracy M
Reviewed December 21, 2017

Really is worth the time to visit. Lots of old time things from Indian raids to popular citizens. Old prairie house to see.

Thank Robert S
Reviewed October 2, 2017

There is so much to see and learn about and the voluteers are very helpful. Also a room you can look up personal family and/or cemeteries.

Thank Elizabeth C
Reviewed July 19, 2017 via mobile

We very much enjoyed this museum. Very diverse. Beautiful building. You can't beat the price for $2.

Thank jesusloves2015
Reviewed March 4, 2017

every thing is grate, grate place to be. will recommend to every one and must visit once in life time

Thank rojas2017
Reviewed March 2, 2017

We learned a few things here about the Waggoner Mansion aka "El Castile". The history of the oldest Jr. college. The dividing of the Waggoner land. The Wise County Courthouse is beautiful.

Thank flamingogal13
Reviewed November 19, 2016

Really lovely collection in an historic building. Varied and nice collection from clothing to items of interest from the area, to the Lost Battalion (WWII POWs building the Burma-Thailand railway including the famous Bridge over the River Kwai). Decatur's courthouse square is also very nice...More

Thank Richard S
Reviewed October 10, 2016

As president and secretary of the La Verne CA historical society, we were delighted with the collections, the through archiving, and welcome of the volunteers in this museum!

Thank dorisjean2016
Reviewed September 4, 2016 via mobile

This museum is chock-full of history, geared towards the Wise County area but interesting to anyone. The size of the collection is impressive, and the beautiful building itself has an interesting story. Special praise for the room honoring the heroic Texans of the Lost Battalion.

Thank ILoveTexas
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