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“Lots of history”

Jefferson Historical Museum
Ranked #1 of 29 things to do in Jefferson
Certificate of Excellence
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Recommended length of visit: <1 hour
Reviewed September 21, 2012

This museum has 3 floors and was just chocked full. I loved the top floor that is designed as a child's room with tons of antiques and handmade quilts. There is a basement that is set up like different old time shops. The doctor's office was very interesting. There is also a miniature train museum, but the trains weren't working while we were there. Hope to see it next time.

Thank Patti W
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Reviewed September 6, 2012

There is little I can add that has not already been written in prior reviews. This is a surprisingly good collection that has been carefully collected and displayed on the various floors of a building that is historic in its own right. Even the magnolia tree outside the front door has a bit of history to it. Be sure to ask about it when you go indoors.

One particular note, if you have difficulty with stairs or someone who cannot navigate them, you will have difficulties. There are not any elevators and I do not recall seeing any ramps.

2  Thank TopazMonkey
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Reviewed August 18, 2012

The fee's are according to age, I think adults were $8. Sr. rates 63 or older, then children certain ages. And the train part was maybe a dollar more. They give you a button/pin keepsake when you pay. Had several floors to see. Because it is so old & has been kept to the historic structure there are a lot of stairs to climb. They do have good bannisters to hold on to though (no elevator). They have a nice variety of displays to see, and they are displayed well. The lady at the desk was very nice. The souvenirs are nice and are very reasonable to purchase they had engineer caps for $3.95 and fold-out wood carved looking ladies fans for $2.95, etc. . The new building out back is made to look like a train depot & the huge display inside it awsome! It is a super detailed model train display that took 25 yrs. to complete. Jefferson was lucky to acquire it. Everything is to scale. Our grandkids, 11 & 13 loved it. So much to see. They even have a little list they give you of several scenes to try to find within the layout. It is like a city unfolding in the 50's. Well worth seeing.

Thank Martin W
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Reviewed August 1, 2012

Enjoyed the basement best, with the displays of 19th century Jefferson home life. The attic displays the homestead of the early 1800s filled with quilts, needlework, weavings, rope beds, rocking chairs and fashions of the day.

Thank kwtexas
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Reviewed July 27, 2012

This is one of the eclectic and interesting museum collections I have ever seen. We spent over 3 hours enjoying the many different historical items, including a large antique doll collection.

Thank ConolyB
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