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Jefferson Historical Museum

Open Now: 12:30 PM - 4:30 PM
Open today: 12:30 PM - 4:30 PM
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Beautiful Historic

I’ve been to this museum a few times over the course of 15 years. The structure of the museum is... read more

Reviewed October 7, 2018
Rogers, Arkansas
via mobile
VERY Comprehensive!

This is truly the best stop we made while in Jefferson. This is a VERY comprehensive museum. I am... read more

Reviewed September 16, 2018
steve s
Dallas, Texas
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Reviewed October 7, 2018 via mobile

I’ve been to this museum a few times over the course of 15 years. The structure of the museum is breathtaking. The history of the building is neat. They are currently trying to raise enough money for the elevator. Any donations are welcome. They have...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed September 16, 2018

This is truly the best stop we made while in Jefferson. This is a VERY comprehensive museum. I am from Texas, and I had no idea of the importance/history of this town. WOW

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank steve s
Reviewed August 19, 2018 via mobile

This stop is well worth the $7 it costs to enter. There are 4 floors of history of Jefferson and about the Federal Building. So glad we made the last minute decision to stop in and visit.

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed August 12, 2018

The $10 includes the main three story building and a tour in a separate building which has a huge HO train track. This may sound strange but it was well worth it.

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed August 9, 2018

Housed in the old post office and city offices, the museum was full of items donated by Jefferson families. It was organized by subject matter and families, not chronologically. I wished it would have given more information on the town's rich history as a port,...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank dreisprings
Reviewed July 10, 2018

We did enjoy our visit to the museum. They have 4 floors including the basement. They have a lots of stairs to climb, the attendant said they have plans for a elevator in an up-coming remodel. There are a lot of items from Jefferson's past...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Danea L
Reviewed June 14, 2018

One of the most comprehensive small town museums we have ever visited! Artifacts, documents, photos, dolls, clothing, and helpful docents. Three floors of Kefferson, TX, history!

Date of experience: June 2018
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Reviewed June 14, 2018

Must see if you love Texas history! Jefferson was a very important port city at one time. Their are several collections of various items throughout the history of this charming town and surrounding area. Their is a wonderful HO scale Texas and Pacific train layout...More

Date of experience: September 2017
Thank scottsD2005XJ
Reviewed May 24, 2018

We enjoyed our visit to the museum and also to the model railroad which is in the small building behind the museum. The exhibits are interesting and well-maintained. The museum gave us a feel for the history of Jefferson.

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank B-and-B-Explorers
Reviewed May 2, 2018

Fun and informative It was great. It was fine, it was wonderful and that is not much to say on it otherwise.

Date of experience: October 2017
Thank Sandra S
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