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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
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
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.
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
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
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
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.
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