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Jefferson Historical Museum

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Address: 223 W Austin St, Jefferson, TX 75657-2253
Phone Number: 903/665-2775

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East Texas History

This four-story museum is well done and worth the admission. A gun room has rifles and pistols over 100 years old. The art room is filled with paintings from a late local doctor's... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
Andra H
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Fort Worth, Texas
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Fort Worth, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This four-story museum is well done and worth the admission. A gun room has rifles and pistols over 100 years old. The art room is filled with paintings from a late local doctor's private collection. Enjoyable for this history geek.

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Austin, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Definitely worth the small fee to get in. The museum has three floors and a fascinating basement area. It used to be the Jefferson Post Office and County Courthouse. There is a photo of Lady Bird Johnson in ninth grade and one of her dresses, an amazing small library of hard to find historical tomes, donated exhibits featuring Asian artifacts... More 

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Dallas, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

What a great place - 4 floors of history - don't miss any of them! While the collection is extensive, the main highlight for me was the model trains in the building behind the museum. What a delight - if you like model trains this is one you shouldn't miss! Oh, and don't forget to pick up a list of... More 

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Austin, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Touring the Jefferson Historical Society's Museum is easily the best feature of Jefferson! Four floors of Texas and Jeffersonian history, plus hundreds of donated art pieces, historical costumes, 17th and 18th century tools, weapons, cooking utensils, household goods and yes, even weaving looms.  The historical society could use a few volunteers to date and describe the downstairs display items, as... More 

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1 Thank PauletteFey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

No trip is complete without touring this museum. Floor after floor of historical artifacts that takes one back in time "to the good ole days."

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1 Thank Peevy S
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This big historic building is filled with a wide variety of interesting exhibits, and the displays are nicely done. We enjoyed watching the videos about Jefferson's history and the 1945 flood. Highly recommended stop when you visit Jefferson.

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1 Thank Robert R
Mansfield, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2016

The museum is located in the old Jefferson court house. It's a beautiful building on it's own and worth the admission just to see the amazing architecture. The museum consists of three stories packed full of interesting historical exhibits. The staff are very informative and friendly.

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Fort Worth, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2016 via mobile

Enjoyable time wondering through the history of Jefferson. We spent about an hour exploring the exhibits which had good write ups. All the items have been donated so one can easily comprehend how much wealth flowed through area until the assistance of the Army Corp of Engineering:)

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Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2016

We spent about 3 hours in this museum and the model train building behind the museum. Lots of interesting artifacts on 3 floors plus the basement. Some beautiful artwork on the second floor. The model train display has very detailed buildings and figures. Highly recommend a visit to this museum and the model train depot!

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1 Thank TravelIntl
Arlington, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2016

Lots of history about Jefferson and surrounding area. Staff is very helpful and knowledgeable. All items were in plain sight for great viewing.

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