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Starr Family Home State Historic Site

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Starr Home Visit

We put this on the list and just expected a restored old home with some nice artifacts. Mike was... read more

Reviewed October 28, 2018
Rowlett, Texas
Beautiful home

This home is beautifully restored. The attention to detail is phenomenal. We had a very... read more

Reviewed May 19, 2018
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Oct 28, 2018
“Starr Home Visit”
May 19, 2018
“Beautiful home ”
Nestled in the heart of Marshall's museums and cultural activities, Starr Family Home State Historic Site is composed of several elegant structures that map the 150-year history of the Starr family in Texas. Period furnishings, clothing, and...more
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407 W Travis St, Marshall, TX 75670-4051
+1 903-935-3044
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Reviewed October 28, 2018

We put this on the list and just expected a restored old home with some nice artifacts. Mike was our docent and took his time to tell us about each room and all the furnishings which are original the the home. It is for sure...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed May 19, 2018 via mobile

This home is beautifully restored. The attention to detail is phenomenal. We had a very interesting and knowledgeable tour guide. If you like old houses, this is a great!

Date of experience: May 2018
1  Thank 718shellya
Reviewed January 13, 2018

The preservation and presentation is remarkable. The family was important to Texas history and one gets a sense of how they lived because most of the furniture is original to the house. The curator is exceptionally knowledgeable. Beautiful home and setting.

Date of experience: January 2018
1  Thank cgny1fwd
Reviewed December 11, 2017

I toured the Starr Family Home during December. It was decorated with decorations for the era. The home has been, and continues to be renovated. But the living quarters are done. The house is magnificent; especially considering the early 1800s. 90% of the furniture in...More

Date of experience: December 2017
1  Thank BJ903
Reviewed June 10, 2017 via mobile

This makes my third visit. The tours are informational and private well depends on the day. I love this old piece of history.

Date of experience: June 2017
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Reviewed May 12, 2017

I thought it might be closed as there was no cars, but sure enough, the guide was there and I had the benefit of a private tour. Learned a lot about how some land barons got their land after the Texas revolution. May sound greedy...More

Date of experience: May 2017
Thank Thomas M
Reviewed December 30, 2016 via mobile

I love doing things in the offseason, and this house and estate is the perfect example why. We were the only ones on the tour., which was led by the estate manager. She had so much insight into The Life and Times of the Starr...More

Date of experience: December 2016
2  Thank itsgoodtobequeen
Reviewed November 9, 2016 via mobile

I have been trying to get to the new kitchen/return to the old kitchen. I have been able to visit the Stars House 3 times. I always enjoy the trip.

Date of experience: November 2016
1  Thank davidfE5068H9
Reviewed August 27, 2016 via mobile

So much history in this picturesque Marshall, TX estate. The guide was very understandably passionate about this lovely and meticulously restored Greek revival home. Take the time to go off highway and see this Texas historical jewel. It won't disappoint.

Date of experience: August 2016
1  Thank Susan P
Reviewed August 14, 2016

The history of the Starr family is amazing. At one time they owned one million acres in Texas. They built their wealth after the Civil War which wasn't easy and moved to Marshall in 1870 for the start of the new RR. Several of the...More

Date of experience: July 2016
2  Thank BushkaTexas
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