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Whitehead Memorial Museum

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Worth the money and time

Probably the best local attraction. There are multiple buildings and many are air conditioned. A... read more

Reviewed June 28, 2018
Tracy L
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Lampasas, Texas
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VERY INTERESTING AND HISTORICAL

The Whitehead Museum was recommended to me by some people I met while having Lunch at a local... read more

Reviewed May 5, 2018
SneakinDeacon
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Southwest Virginia
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The Whitehead Memorial Museum was established in 1962 and remains the only full time, public museum in Val Verde County, Texas. The mission of the Whitehead Memorial Museum is to preserve historical and tangible artifacts that reflect the early...more
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Suggested duration: 1-2 hours
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1308 S Main St, Del Rio, TX 78840-5998
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+1 830-774-7568
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

So delightful to have the pleasure of playing our authentic German dance music for our friends in Del Rio!

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Reviewed September 3, 2018

My wife and I spent @ 90 minutes at the museum on a very hot Sunday afternoon in August. We are both seniors and would have stayed longer except for the heat. The exhibits are outside so be sure to take walking shoes and fluids...More

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Reviewed August 23, 2018

We had a great experience at this historical site as we discovered the history of this location and Judge Roy Bean. Fun place to spend an hour or two. A/C available in most buildings as well.

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Reviewed August 19, 2018

This museum covers two blocks and explodes with the Indians,frontier characters with their different lifestyles, and all types of machinery from the era! The exhibits are in excellent shape and presented in small cabins that definitely add mystery to each one! My wife and I...More

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Reviewed June 30, 2018

This is a significant representation of the regions history from ancient rock art images and native American artifacts to the community's partnership in our nation's aviation history. With depth in all interpretations, there is something for everyone here including individual audio stations narrating incredible period...More

Thank Dave P
Reviewed June 28, 2018 via mobile

Probably the best local attraction. There are multiple buildings and many are air conditioned. A good way to see first hand what the “old days” were like under the “rule “ of Judge Roy Bean. Don’t miss the amazing nativity and exotic birds as well...More

Thank Tracy L
Reviewed May 17, 2018 via mobile

Being a history buff i had a blast. This place is packed with artifacts and history. Do take your walking shoes as u have to walk from building to building. And water to stay hydrated on hot days.. I hadnt realized how many photos i...More

Thank Earleen J
Reviewed May 5, 2018

The Whitehead Museum was recommended to me by some people I met while having Lunch at a local restaurant. Having some extra time, I decided to visit and am glad I did. When first arriving it appeared to be a small museum and it would...More

Thank SneakinDeacon
Reviewed April 15, 2018

A great museum that does not overload you with reading but gives you a great overview of the local history. Not as dry as that may sound -lots of quirky and intriguing stories.

Thank evy s
Reviewed February 7, 2018

Wow, this is a must see if you are in this area. Great for all ages. The people we met were fabulous. So much info and history. We spent a lot longer there than we expected and enjoyed every minute.

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Michael D, Manager at Whitehead Memorial Museum, responded to this reviewResponded February 10, 2018

Thank you for visiting the museum. We are glad you enjoyed your time here!

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