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Jefferson Historical Museum

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223 W Austin St, Jefferson, TX 75657-2253
+1 903-665-2775
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Amazing Miseum!

One of the most comprehensive small town museums we have ever visited! Artifacts, documents... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
ws1929c
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Houston, Texas
Great historical museum with added bonus of a detailed train layout

Must see if you love Texas history! Jefferson was a very important port city at one time. Their... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
scottsD2005XJ
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Jefferson, Texas
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“model railroad” (11 reviews)
“four floors” (9 reviews)
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Hours Today: 11:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Suggested Duration: < 1 hour
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223 W Austin St, Jefferson, TX 75657-2253
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"model railroad"
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"four floors"
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"separate building"
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"historical items"
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"local history"
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"lady bird johnson"
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"on duty"
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"post office"
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"doll collection"
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"civil war"
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"texas history"
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"worth the price"
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"federal building"
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"pay the extra"
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"main building"
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Reviewed 5 days ago

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!

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Reviewed 5 days ago

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

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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.

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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.

Thank Sandra S
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Reviewed May 2, 2018

If you love history. Especially the Civil War Era this is not to be missed. This will be my fourth year to attend. The museum does an outstanding job with its speakers, a new book every year. Jefferson TX is one of the best towns...More

1  Thank Beaukiss
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Reviewed April 30, 2018

If you're going to explore Jefferson, this is the place to start. I like to know the history of the places I go, and this museum was perfect. The exhibits were staged beautifully and I learned so much about the town.

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Reviewed March 25, 2018

We spent the morning browsing the 3 floors and basement of this quaint museum. Very interesting to see the donations of collections made by families that live in Jefferson. Some short films are also available.

1  Thank Jenna H
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Reviewed March 17, 2018

Much better than anticipated. Informative, lots and lots of things to see. The train museum in back is neat, but not sure worth the extra money. We parked here and saw the museum and then walked around town. Neat little town.

Thank trevorrohm
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Reviewed March 14, 2018

There are some good artifact, especially furniture, and rare precious exotic items from Asia, Russia and Europe. The exhibit on pianos was also interesting. also The doll collection is a bit creepy, but overall, it can be more organized and displayed only more refined items.

Thank Christina L
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Reviewed January 13, 2018

It appears that local people had some incredible collections of everything from arrow points to dolls to carved ivory which they donated to the museum. It kind of looks like a rummage sale but it is well worth wandering through. There are many interesting things...More

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