Stillman House Museum

Stillman House Museum, Brownsville: Hours, Address, Stillman House Museum Reviews: 4.5/5

Stillman House Museum
4.5
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1:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Wednesday
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Thursday
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Friday
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Saturday
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Sunday
1:00 PM - 5:00 PM
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Teresa G
Leon Valley, TX54 contributions
Couples
Enjoyed this trip through the Stillman House. Everything was arranged as if you had stepped right out the present and back into that time. I especially liked the section in the museum they had for books and picked up a couple of interesting reads.
Written June 22, 2014
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OurWanderingCasa
Burlington, Canada662 contributions
Couples
Wow, the entrepreneurship in the early days of this area. How businessmen like Stillman worked & profited by the US & Mexico during the many different wars & revolutions.
If you're interested in the history of the RGV this is a "must see"
Written March 28, 2017
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RaynaPaul
Hudson, WI90 contributions
Solo
Just happened to drive by the museum and decided to stop. Lots of information on the history of the Valley and Brownsville. A good presentation of the border and how it's changed (not geographically) over the years. The Stillman House was well kept and like many other houses of that period. One room was used for another museum type of display with more information on the family.
Written May 23, 2014
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Kathleen J
Sunnyvale, CA580 contributions
Couples
The Stillman House is a smaller part of the main history museum. We never heard of Stillman before attending an outstanding lecture on him elsewhere, so seeing his house meant more to us. Some of the material in the exhibits was a bit too introductory for people who have studied the area before, but well presented, and the section on the Mexican Revolution was especially interesting. Also offers a good walking tour guide via phone.
Written January 24, 2018
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Len L
Westlake, OH173 contributions
Couples
On our recent trip to the Rio Grande Valley, we thought that knowing more about local history would add to our experience. Located in the center of "Old" Brownsville, the museum served our needs well. Though small in size, it's well designed to provide an interesting written and pictorial overview of Brownsville and the region's dramatic history. The impressive antique collection greatly adds to one's appreciation for the struggles the earlier population endured.
Written January 31, 2019
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ihurleyorchids
Abilene, TX2 contributions
Family
Had a rainy day with time to kill so stopped by the museum. Interesting place full of antiques and learned all about the early history of Brownsville.
Written January 14, 2017
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SFF727
Independence, IA26 contributions
Solo
A very good museum to learn about Brownsville and south Texas border history. I thoroughly enjoyed the exhibits and information provide about local history.
Written December 22, 2016
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maryandwar
Red Deer, Canada25 contributions
Couples
The Stillman House and the museum next door are definitely worth a visit while in Brownsville and should be promoted more because the exhibits are very well displayed and described. The big car itself is worth the visit!
Written January 9, 2015
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Monk1949
Yellowstone National Park, WY55 contributions
Friends
Went with a group and hit up museum that is right next door first. The gentleman at the entry desk was a font of information about all things Brownsville. The museum is a self-guided type with relics from the early days of Brownsville and it's ties to both Mexico and the U.S. We hit it during the holiday display of Christmas trees and that made it more special. The old Christmas artifacts were so interesting as well as some of the themes. After we saw the museum we went next door to the Stillman house. That only took a few minutes to see. I felt like the museum was far better than the house. Can't remember the cost but it was not expensive...just a few dollars. You could spend several hours here or see quite a bit in a short amount of time. I believe our group was there for both sites for about 90 minutes. I don't think children would be very interested for any long period of time. I would suggest that after you are done to drive along the old streets lined with palm trees and take in the architecture of the older homes of Brownsville. Then stop in at Lola's and try a freshly made dessert (cream horns are marvelous) and coffee. If you are hitting the area at lunch time, go over to the 1848 BBQ and grab some great brisket and pork ribs.
Written May 5, 2019
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gerryottawa
ottawa124 contributions
Couples
The two buildings which make-up this museum are well worth a visit. One is a residence authentically furnished and easily understood from the brief explanations at the entry to each room. the second building covers the history of the area which is fascinating if nothing else because of the cross-borders connections it has.
Written July 4, 2018
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Stillman House Museum is open:
  • Sun - Sun 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM
  • Tue - Sat 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM


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