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Address: 1120 Magoffin Ave, El Paso, TX 79901-1544
Phone Number: +1 915-533-5147
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
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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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Nice, quick guided tour

The inside of the Home is only accessible by going on a guided tour. The good news is that the tour is reasonably priced, and very interesting. You may have to wait a while for... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed November 1, 2016
Allan G
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Los Angeles, California
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Los Angeles, California
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 1, 2016

The inside of the Home is only accessible by going on a guided tour. The good news is that the tour is reasonably priced, and very interesting. You may have to wait a while for the tour to begin, but the building across the street that it starts from has some interesting exhibits about the House.

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Buda, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 30, 2016

What a treat! The Magoffin Home is literally a walk back into time. See what an 1800's home looked like and how the Magoffin's hosted friends for more than 100 years. A historical landmark. Parking is good.

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 24, 2016

Do your homework online before driving by the Old Magoffin Home. You will enjoy the history and stories you read on line and if you desire to step go in and look around the old landmark, there will be plenty of history to read about while you visit the past. It is always a good thing to study and learn... More 

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El Paso, Texas
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 28, 2016 via mobile

The El Paso Rose Garden is an old El Paso attraction, which shows. The garden is kept looking okay but could definitely use some love. There's plenty of parking and it's a to-go place for wedding and quinceañera. Nice place for an afternoon stroll.

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Greensborough, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 18, 2016

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 bubbles Reviewed June 29, 2016

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 bubbles Reviewed June 22, 2016

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 bubbles Reviewed June 19, 2016 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 

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5 of 5 bubbles 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 

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El Paso, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles 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.

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