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Port Isabel Historical Museum

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free tour up the Lighthouse

situated on Port Isabel is the Historic Lighthouse sits atop a grassy knoll overlooking the Bay... read more

Reviewed October 16, 2018
New Mexico
Very interesting

Very interesting. Lots of things to look at and to read about. It’s a two story building. It’s a... read more

Reviewed April 23, 2018
Tulsa, Oklahoma
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Reviewed October 16, 2018

situated on Port Isabel is the Historic Lighthouse sits atop a grassy knoll overlooking the Bay. Free to tour, you're able to climb the stairs to the top where there's an outdoor roundabout walkway to see 360 views. On all our travels, it's always a...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed July 22, 2018

There is a lot of good information on this part of the country. However, I don't think they have updated the museum in years. They have very old--worn out--hard to see videos showing on 1990 model televisions. A bunch of the displays don't work either....More

Date of experience: July 2018
1  Thank slas86
Reviewed June 16, 2018

The only reason you stop there is because you are visiting the lighthouse. Mostly printed posters on the walls. Friendly staff, and free. But not that much to see.

Date of experience: May 2018
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Reviewed April 23, 2018 via mobile

Very interesting. Lots of things to look at and to read about. It’s a two story building. It’s a short walk across the street from the lighthouse

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank mphy
Reviewed April 17, 2018

My wife and I visited the PIHM, along with the Treasures of the Gulf Museum, around 11:45am on April 5th. These visits were part of the 3 site visit card we purchased at the visitors center near the base of the lighthouse. I thought both...More

Date of experience: April 2018
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Reviewed January 17, 2018

This is a nice museum for the money. Displays are easy to read. There is a good mix of artifacts, pictures, signage and videos.

Date of experience: January 2018
Thank John F
Reviewed July 18, 2017

This is great for those that are into history , tell alot about the area that I didn't know even after having visited several times . beautiful artwork

Date of experience: July 2017
Thank Aquiles O
Reviewed July 4, 2017

Looks good but they are not open Sunday or Monday, so we could not see it. I like closed on Sunday but for a musem in Port Isabel it may not be the wisest choice.

Date of experience: July 2017
Thank DavidWarmke
Reviewed May 25, 2017

This museum is obviously ran on a shoestring by very dedicated volunteers. Please tip generously. As a native Texan, I thought I knew a little about Texas history but was educated on the important events in South Texas. Figure a full hour to go thru...More

Date of experience: May 2017
1  Thank DanLinebarger
Reviewed January 9, 2017

Had some trouble finding the place, but once there I enjoyed the visit. It has a nice overview of the Texas history. With a lot of interesting items not only about Texas but also about the history of the building.

Date of experience: December 2016
Thank Henk E
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