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Address: 1005 Zaragoza St, Laredo, TX 78040-5940
Phone Number: +1 956-727-3480
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The Republic of the Rio Grande(R) Museum is housed in one of Laredo's...

The Republic of the Rio Grande(R) Museum is housed in one of Laredo's oldest structures located on San Agustin Plaza in downtown Laredo. The museum is a Mexican vernacular structure, constructed in 1830 with an 1860 addition. It was once the home of Bartolome Garcia, prominent rancher and mayor of Laredo. According to tradition, in 1840, the structure served as the capitol of the Republic of the Rio Grande. The Museum is considered a historic house museum which features displays recreating an authentic c.1830 Home in Laredo.

The building is a Recorded Texas Historical Landmark and a Contributing Structure to the San Agustin National Register District. Along with its neighbors, San Agustin Cathedral and La Posada Hotel, the museum forms a triangle of the most visited historic landmarks in the city.

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Great little museum.

The Republic of the Rio Grande Museum is set inside an ole home from the the early 1800s. It has many period artifacts set in the three rooms of the house.

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 25, 2016
jdkilburn
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Laredo, Texas
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Laredo, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2016

The Republic of the Rio Grande Museum is set inside an ole home from the the early 1800s. It has many period artifacts set in the three rooms of the house.

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Laredo, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2016

Small but very interesting. The museum houses items from early Laredo families. There are also pictures and it is housed at La Posada Hotel.

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San Antonio, Texas
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2016 via mobile

I drove all the way to Laredo from San Antonio to see the museum. Unfortunately there was a sign in the door stating that they would be right back. We walked around for a half hour waiting and they never did come back so we left due to us paying for parking while waiting. Word of advice ... don't post... More 

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Portage, Michigan
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2016 via mobile

We were in Laredo for a family wedding and stayed at the La Posada Hotel. The museum is right next door. We arranged to take the historic tour of the San Augustine Plaza and surroundings. Our tour guide, Edwardo, did an amazing job. He is very knowledgeable and our group of seven learned a great deal about Laredo and had... More 

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Laredo, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2015

You step out of the hot Laredo sun and step back in time. Housed in an old home from Laredo's early days, the museum has quite a few period artifacts.

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Laredo
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

If you're looking to find out more about Laredo and it's local history, this is the place to start. It's also a great starting point for a walking tour of Historic Downtown Laredo.

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Hyderabad, India
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2015

The place gives you a feel of the Spanish architecture and their living habits. The guide gives you a detailed explanation of everything in each room. How the place got invaded and how there are 7 flags for the region which is now a downtown region on the border of Mexico.

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Alameda, C
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2014

Who knew that Laredo was, for a short time, part of a separate republic that included land on both sides of the Rio Grande and had its own flag? This small museum tells the story of Laredo, its interaction with the larger countries on both sides of it, its brief time as capital of the Republic of the Rio Grande,... More 

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Pulaski, Tennessee
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014 via mobile

You are charged a $2 admission fee per person to tour this wonderfully grand little museum! There is a great amount of wonderfully conveyed history within this little building. There are a few rooms with artifacts from each period that give one a visual example of the times. This is a must see if you are interested in history.

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Chicago, IL
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2014

This well organized museum shows some of Laredo's early history under 7 flags. Staged rooms gave you an idea of the lifestyle of the periods depicted. Good historical photos. Helpful and knowledgeable staff.

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