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Address: 407 W Travis St, Marshall, TX 75670-4051
Phone Number: 19039353044
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10:00 am - 4:00 pm
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Sun 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Tue - Sat 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
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Nestled in the heart of Marshall's museums and cultural activities, Starr...

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 antiques trace the transition of the buildings through four generations of the Starr family.

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A Must See, Esp. if You are on a Schedule

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 4 weeks ago
Susan P
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago 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.

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Thank Susan P
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4 of 5 stars 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 original homes are on this property to tour including Maplecroft. If you like stories about... More 

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Longview, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2016

Make sure they take you outside! They may not always, so ask if they don't. It's very shady out there and more history of the kids playing outside as well as the little school house.

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Thank William E
Shreveport, Louisiana
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2016

Historical home of the Starr Family - Much of the furnishings are original to the house and its owners - Ongoing restoration of part of the home. The docent was very knowledgeable and the visit was fun!

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Thank Margaret915
Fort Worth, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015

we enjoyed touring this old house. The tour guide did a wonderful job in explaining how the family lived in this residence and made us feel we were there while the family resided there. a very interesting place

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Calgary, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014

We stopped for the morning in Marshall and had the best time! By chance we found this lovely home and feel so thankful we did! We got there first thing in the morning and were lucky enough to get a customized private tour. Our guide was outstandingly knowledgable and really brought the lives of this family to life! :) It... More 

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Fort Worth
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2014

We stopped by the Starr home and enjoyed the tour by a knowledgeable guide. The story of the family was explained clearly. I would recommend any visitor to Marshall take some to explore the home and its furnishings. Previous reviews seem to reference a time when the site was under the control of Texas Parks and Wildlife. There isn't a... More 

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Sunnyvale, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2012

This is a state historic SITE, not a park, although the grounds are pretty and park-like. [It's easy to get confused on that; there are lots of historic SITES in Texas so always best to make sure if you are really looking for a full-blown PARK]. For only $4 we got a pleasant tour of this home which unlike many... More 

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Marshall, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2012

It's not a park! I don't understand why they call it that. It's an antique house filled with antique items that you can walk through for a lesson in history, and one families story. It's a nice time, but the name is quite misleading.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2002

I first read about the B&B located at the Starr Mansion in my Texas State Parks book. It sounded intriguing and a little out of the ordinary, so I figured why not. I really didn't have high expectations, but I was pleasantly surprised. We stayed one weekend in Feb '02 (one of those freakishly warm weekends in Texas). Guests stay... More 

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