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Step Back in Time

We spent a very informative 90 minutes in this museum. Our guide was Nancy. She is a wealth of... read more

Reviewed September 14, 2018
John T
San Antonio, Texas
Take the time.

An old ice house housing a history museum showing lots of artifacts of the old life in west Texas... read more

Reviewed July 12, 2018
Tracy L
Lampasas, Texas
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206 S Water Ave, Sonora, TX 76950-2616
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Reviewed September 14, 2018

We spent a very informative 90 minutes in this museum. Our guide was Nancy. She is a wealth of information. This museum is filled with lots of artifacts that help you really understand how things were 100 to 150 years ago. We were really surprised...More

2  Thank John T
Reviewed July 12, 2018

An old ice house housing a history museum showing lots of artifacts of the old life in west Texas. Sheep and goats were the industry here, along with oil leases. One of the town leaders donated the first mascot to Anapolis. Dan Blocker of Ponderosa...More

Thank Tracy L
Reviewed July 10, 2018

This museum is worth the stop. Take time to read the explanations of the exhibits. There is a framed gun which killed Will Carver, a famous outlaw. If you want to visit his grave in the Sonora Cemetery (on the north side of Interstate 10],...More

1  Thank brendahardesty
Reviewed July 9, 2018

Didn't think I was going to enjoy this at first, but the ladies at the museum took us on a personal tour of the museum, courthouse, depot, and a house of one of the founding families of the town. Our guide made the tour at...More

Thank LadyTexan78676
Reviewed July 6, 2018 via mobile

History of Sonora told with photographs & artifacts with friendly & knowledgeable volunteers. Nominal admission fee of $4 per person. As a fan of television's Bonanza, learning "Hoss" Dan Blocker lived & taught school here & actually taught one of the volunteers when she was...More

Thank carmelprice54
Reviewed June 7, 2017

This small museum is located in downtown Sonora just off I-10 and exit 400. There is limited off-street parking in front of the museum and a wheelchair accessible entrance is located on the side of the building. The museum is closed Sun-Tues and is run...More

Thank Joan W
Reviewed June 1, 2017 via mobile

Went because we are "stuck" in Sonora with RV tbls. But would have been worth the time and money to stop and anyway. Eclectic collection of local historical artifacts. 'Elaine' showed us around and was a font of info and stories. Who knew....that Bonanza's Dan...More

1  Thank Mel N
Reviewed January 21, 2017

A great way to step back in time. Authentic treasures from Sutton County history. Well displayed and great stories to read.

Thank Hillbillies947
Reviewed August 18, 2016 via mobile

Great experience! Ladies there was real knowledgeable ab what's here. Great frontier museum with great people. Must visit if ever In Sonora.

Thank jsprenger030285
Reviewed June 3, 2016 via mobile

Really disappointed...stopped by for a quick look since the website says it is free and the brochure sitting at the front door also says it's free. It's NOT free. We were approached at the door and told it was $4 for adults. Did not stay....More

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