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Magoffin Home State Historic Site

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Address: 1120 Magoffin Ave., El Paso, TX 79901
Phone Number: 19155335147
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours

A striking adobe structure, the Magoffin Home State Historic Site explores...

A striking adobe structure, the Magoffin Home State Historic Site explores the stories of a multicultural family who actively participated in U.S. expansion and settlement, military service, and U.S.-Mexico relations. The home, built around 1875 by Joseph Magoffin, is a prime example of Territorial style architecture and features a center courtyard and peaceful landscape. Explore the home's authentic art and furnishings reflecting the daily lives of this prominent El Paso family.

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thisproperty has been well looked after and the story behind the family is real interesting ti discover how hard the times of yesteryear were

5 of 5 starsReviewed 6 days ago
Greensborough, Australia
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Greensborough, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

thisproperty has been well looked after and the story behind the family is real interesting ti discover how hard the times of yesteryear were

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Waxahachie, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A very well kept estate and worth the time to walk through and learn a little history about one of El Paso's founding families. Our tour guide was extremely knowledgeable about the history and was able to answer all of our questions. The grounds are beautiful and the pieces are in great condition. A very nice relief from the heat... More 

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Austin, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We visit El Paso about twice a year for family and are always looking for new things to keep it interesting. The Magoffin Home fit the bill for this trip. It's great to hear about some of the original citizens of El Paso and how they lived. Most of the furnishings were even from that time period. It was also... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Several years ago we lived in El Paso and would see the progress made on the Magogfin Home. We left before the project was complete so coming back and seeing this amazing home and grounds is unbelievable. The home is a step back in history. The furnishings are so totally real to the periods this home covered. But the best... More 

1 Thank 4Ms2Gr2Tx2Ms
Playa Samara, Costa Rica
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2016

This is a very well maintained homestead from the 1800's when El Paso was not much more than an agricultural area. The fee for the hourly tours was only $4. My husband and I were the only ones on the 11 tour. Our guide was very knowable about the history of the house, the Magoffin family and the impact they... More 

1 Thank bfutterman
El Paso, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2016

This is really a jewel for El Paso and a must see! It is full of historical stories and and items that are original to the home.

1 Thank Olga A
Tokyo, Japan
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2016

This place is amazing. Only 4 dollars for a fully guided tour and it's the only way to go into the property. There were just 4 people in the audience including me on the tour. Our tour guide Sharon was super nice, friendly, and knowledgeable. While the Magoffin family got rich and big names, their lifestyle seemed humble and sustainable... More 

1 Thank lonestar_queen
El Paso, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2015

This historic site is an absolute must when visiting El Paso. The story behind this stunning home and its former contributors to El Paso is undeniably the best the city has preserved. It's a must see. The home has been beautifully kept by the historical society with most of the original furniture with a grand piano from the 1800's. Don't... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

This place was AWESOME! Ive been to many historic house sites, but this tour was the best I've ever had. The house is in near perfect condition, a gorgeous adobe filled with original pieces. The docent who gave us a tour was extremely knowledgable and helpful. I'll probably go again if I get the chance

2 Thank Katie S
Houston, Texas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2015

The Magoffin State Historic site was a good place to take a tour. Danny my tour guide knew his history and answered all my questions related to the architecture of this historic adobe home and it furnishings. Tours are on the hour-I went at 12:00 noon on a Sunday and enjoyed it very much. It cost 4 dollars for an... More 

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