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Marfa and Presidio County Museum

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Address: 110 W. San Antonio St, Marfa, TX
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Haven of History in Marfa

Spent a delightful hour or so touring this history-packed museum. Learned tons about the area and its fascinating past. The attendant shared interesting Marfa facts. A "must-do... read more

Reviewed March 27, 2017
JENNIFER F
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TROY
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TROY
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Reviewed March 27, 2017 via mobile

Spent a delightful hour or so touring this history-packed museum. Learned tons about the area and its fascinating past. The attendant shared interesting Marfa facts. A "must-do" for anyone visiting Marfa.

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Reviewed March 6, 2017

It is a great little museum and can be view in an hour or a little more. It covers a wide range of interest. The lady who was tending the museum said we were the first people to go through the museum in 2017 since this was the first day they had been open this year.

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Mountain View, CA
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Reviewed December 8, 2016

It is evident that the individuals who put this museum together were proud of their community. Different rooms are dedicated to various aspects of community life, and each is packed with items donated by members of the Marfa community. It would be easy to spend 10 minutes, 1 hour, or more, depending on the depth of your interest. There is... More 

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Pensacola, Florida
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Reviewed November 4, 2016

Entering this museum, located at the very center of Marfa, is like entering into your grandparents attic. There are pieces of the past all over this old house, which is now a monument to the past of Marfa. The Black and White Photographs document the 19th Century Marfa well, and the descriptions of the tools, dishes, toys, and other implements... More 

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Cedar Hill, Texas
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30 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed May 18, 2016

This former home has been made into a very nice museum that shows what it was like to live in this part of the country in the past. There are lots of antiques and implements from the pioneers, to the 1960s. There is also a great display about the several noted movies made in the area. Hours are limited, but... More 

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Chestertown, Maryland
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Reviewed March 21, 2016

Lots of great memories restored here... with lots of personal memorabilia from the locals. You really get a picture and feel of what it was to live in Marfa and West Texas over the last 100+ years. And it's free.

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texas
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Reviewed February 20, 2016

This museum is housed in a small home in the city center. Its not terribly big but they did a great job with the exhibits. There was plenty of information packed in this little place and we enjoyed it. Its worth a stop if you want to understand a little more about the people and history of this area.

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Marblehead, Massachusetts
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Reviewed January 13, 2016

We spent a few hours exploring this Museum which holds the history of Marfa, TX and surrounding countryside. Fascinating info and really good displays. Museum volunteer was really nice and full of knowledge too. Definitely worth the visit.

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Scotland
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21 reviews
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Reviewed October 13, 2015

I loved this museum, it was full of interesting photos and items from Marfa's past. This is the everyday social history that has shaped the community. We talked to the museum attendant for ages about Marfa and felt we'd found out more about the real Marfa. Did I mention this museum is free? Please do as we did and make... More 

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Tucson, Arizona
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Reviewed May 21, 2015

Excellent collection of local items and history, far better than most bigger museums that I've visited. Great friendly staff as well!

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