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Magoffin Home State Historic Site

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1120 Magoffin Ave, El Paso, TX 79901-1544
+1 915-533-5147
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If you're into history, this place is great

My sons (17 and 11 YO) and I found this historic site very cool. The guided tour was excellent... read more

Reviewed March 21, 2018
CGTL
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El Paso, Texas
A gem just off the interstate in El Paso

Very well presented tour of a bygone era. Interesting in many ways and well worth the stop. The fee... read more

Reviewed March 16, 2018
bmonson
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Oro Valley, Arizona
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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...more
Suggested duration: 1-2 hours
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1120 Magoffin Ave, El Paso, TX 79901-1544
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+1 915-533-5147
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Reviewed March 21, 2018

My sons (17 and 11 YO) and I found this historic site very cool. The guided tour was excellent. We learned a lot about El Paso history, and the home itself was so full of neat artifacts. My younger son, who loves history, really enjoyed...More

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Reviewed March 16, 2018

Very well presented tour of a bygone era. Interesting in many ways and well worth the stop. The fee is inexpensive, too. The docents are salaried and the site protected so let's support the effort

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Reviewed March 13, 2018

I spent just a little bit of time in the visitor center across the street from the house. There are limited displays there but I understand they offer regular special events like a Victorian sci-fi book club, kid's classes on building with adobe and cooking...More

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Reviewed February 25, 2018

This is an "average" tour that is still worth your time and effort to experience. This is not a "world class" tour--think Alhambra! However, it will give you a good sense as to what adobe style architecture is and how the buildings were constructed. With...More

1  Thank 1234texas
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Reviewed January 28, 2018

The Magoffin State Home is spread over two sites which are opposite each other. Your first stop is the Visitor's Centre where they have a small exhibition and video to watch as well as a little gift shop. You can choose to take either a...More

1  Thank natalieandmonkey
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Reviewed December 30, 2017

This house and it's contents represent the history of El Paso and the early settlement of the Southwest in general. It is a beautiful house, very well preserved, because the descendants/owners recognized that it was unique in the early 20th century and took steps to...More

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Reviewed December 21, 2017

The Magoffins were El Paso's first educated leaders/lawyers/teachers/industrialists making bank on the new railroad. The first Magoffin home built near this spot was lost to a flood around 1865. a son built the current home of adobe around 1870. The very best part? Nearly everything...More

1  Thank Synthetic1
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Reviewed December 5, 2017

The Magoffin Home was the first home built where the town of El Paso was born. The home went through many changes over the years by the Magoffin family. Recently it was restored to its early glory being the finest home in El Paso. If...More

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Reviewed September 18, 2017

Well worth a visit while in El Paso. The staff here are very pleasant and welcoming. Our guide took great pleasure in showing us around this home. She was very informative and described everything in great detail. We visited on a quiet morning and loved...More

2  Thank Pat D
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Reviewed August 2, 2017 via mobile

Be aware that when you go here, you first of all need to go to the visitor center across the road and join a tour. Parking is on the street but there were plenty of spaces when we were there. Sharon was our guide and...More

1  Thank Tykelander
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