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Magoffin Home State Historic Site

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Visit the Past at the Magoffin Home.

A beautiful adobe built home that was occupied by members of the family until eventually taken over... read more

Reviewed June 27, 2018
Powderly, Texas
Historic Homestead Adobe Brick Home

My wife and I recently spent some time in the border town of El Paso, looking for things to do over... read more

Reviewed June 20, 2018
Midlothian, Virginia
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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
1120 Magoffin Ave, El Paso, TX 79901-1544
+1 915-533-5147
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Reviewed June 27, 2018

A beautiful adobe built home that was occupied by members of the family until eventually taken over completely by the Texas Historical Commission. The architecture and family furnishings transport you back from the late 18 to early 1900s. The collection is large and in great...More

Date of experience: June 2018
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Reviewed June 20, 2018

My wife and I recently spent some time in the border town of El Paso, looking for things to do over the weekend. After visiting the El Paso museum of art and the museum of history, we decided to visit the Magoffin Home. Gaining access...More

Date of experience: May 2018
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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

Date of experience: March 2018
2  Thank CGTL
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

Date of experience: March 2018
2  Thank bmonson
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

Date of experience: February 2018
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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

Date of experience: February 2018
2  Thank 1234texas
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

Date of experience: January 2018
2  Thank natalieandmonkey
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

Date of experience: December 2017
1  Thank KatrinaPa
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

Date of experience: February 2017
1  Thank Synthetic1
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

Date of experience: March 2017
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