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Address: 1308 S Main St, Del Rio, TX 78840-5998
Phone Number: +1 830-774-7568
10:00 am - 6:00 pm
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Sun 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Tue - Sat 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours

The Whitehead Memorial Museum was established in 1962 and remains the only...

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 history, cultures, and economics of Del Rio and Val Verde County.

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Val Verde county History

The place is well done, they have a very good variety of historical objects, including Judge Roy Bean's grave. My grand children really enjoyed it.

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed August 2, 2016
Del Rio, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

very nice museum. layed out very well. cost is 4.00 for seniors. parking is on the street. the staff is very friendly ( Kelly).easy walking museum.

Thank aaron h
Del Rio, Texas
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 2, 2016

The place is well done, they have a very good variety of historical objects, including Judge Roy Bean's grave. My grand children really enjoyed it.

Thank b31s
Del Rio, TX
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9 reviews
3 attraction reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 21, 2016

My kids and I always enjoy a visit to the Whitehead Memorial Museum. There are many interactive exhibits that the kids love, and it's full of historical information. It isn't modern or in perfect condition, but it's worth a visit for sure.

Thank StefTX
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 8, 2016 via mobile

First visit to this location. Attended my cousins reception, it was a lovely simple setting comfortable atmosphere and very enjoyable.

Thank gabcar66
Harlingen, Texas
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9 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 7, 2016 via mobile

This is a great little museum. Lots of exhibits that are informative about the area's history. Upon entering the main building, you're given the history of the main building and a summary of the outside exhibits. The tour is self guided but each exhibit gives adequate information and details.

Thank Vickie A
Goodrich, Texas
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 30, 2016

While on an RV trip around Texas, a friend, Trish Urban took us on a tour of Del Rio. One place was the Whitehead Memorial Museum which has a variety of items. It's about a city block with outdoor displays and many buildings to view items that are inside. We were amazed that you can get right up next to... More 

Thank jimsmail066
San Antonio, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 6, 2016 via mobile

I visited the museum on a Thursday afternoon and got to explore the place by myself due to being the only visitor at the time. Wow, I enjoyed this museum complex! There was so much to see and set up perfectly to make it a fun adventure. The employees were such kind people too. The birds outside had to be... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 27, 2016 via mobile

Very interesting. I always want to take the kids to different places when we travel. I was particularly interested in the Whitehead Memorial Museum because my dad really likes old cowboy and the old west memorabilia. Judge Roy Bean is buried here and I knew he would enjoy the visit. It was pretty warm and there were just enough spots... More 

Thank ocprincess66
atlanta, United States
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 7, 2016

Eclectic collection of collectibles. Lots of things to see with a very helpful and enthusiastic staff. Easy to find and worth a stop.

Thank James A
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 13, 2016

My wife and I recently visited the Whitehead Museum and had a great time walking the grounds and taking a look at the past. This museum has a great display of old time farming equipment, wagons, and houses. We enjoyed the animals that were on the grounds as well. The staff was great at guiding us through the displays and... More 

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