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Jefferson Historical Museum

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Address: 223 W Austin St, Jefferson, TX 75657
Phone Number:
+1 903-665-2775
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Today
11:00 - 14:00
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Hours:
Sun 12:30 - 16:30
Mon - Thu 11:00 - 14:00
Fri - Sat 09:30 - 16:30
Recommended length of visit: <1 hour

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Four floors packed with fascinating things plus a miniature railroad

I love to bring my visitors here and I never tire of it every floor is packed with different collections so there is something for almost every historical interest. It is... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
strongfamilytravels
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Nacogdoches, Texas
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Nacogdoches, Texas
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15 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I love to bring my visitors here and I never tire of it every floor is packed with different collections so there is something for almost every historical interest. It is definitely worthwhile to pay the extra ticket price for the miniature village and toy train building, which is absolutely fascinating. It took the builder almost 30 years to make... More 

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Thank strongfamilytravels
Port Isabel, Texas
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37 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A great place to find the real roots of Jefferson, the Western side of Caddo Lake, the origin of Lake O'the Pines and local history on the cheap.

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Thank CW I
Henderson, Texas
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10 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 17 March 2017

This museum is full of local history. There are several floors full of items for every member of the family. The souvenir shop has an assortment of items appealing to all ages.

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1 Thank wf102250
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54 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 March 2017 via mobile

There was a lot of local history packed into the old courthouse. We enjoyed our time reading and learning about the local history of Jefferson.

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1 Thank MarkandMarie F
Grapevine, Texas
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22 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 December 2016

A nice collection of historical things in this museum. We spent a couple of hours and could spend days reading and looking at everything. Being a veteran my admission was free. They also have a archive to research local history.

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1 Thank Bassinbob
2 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 10 December 2016

Can't believe all the neat things in this place. My favorite was the old handicap wheelchair and the civil war items.

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1 Thank Ricky J
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13 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 November 2016 via mobile

We entered thinking it was a museum to the history of the area. It is 4 stories of collectibles from dolls to arrowheads, medical devices to era clothing. The ladies running the museum are friendly and answered questions to the best of their ability.

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2 Thank Kris F
Humble, Texas
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7 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 November 2016

The $7 per person adult charge is well worth the money. We spent a couple hours going through the four floors and found the displays informative. Overall, a great place to go to learn a lot more about the history of the Jefferson area.

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2 Thank BobMaj
Corinth, Texas
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58 reviews
14 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 November 2016

Very nice place, lots of info...an hour well spent. The woman at the desk answered questions and knew where to look up the things we asked that she didn't know.

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1 Thank mcfly3
Tulsa
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65 reviews
34 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 November 2016

Had seen this a couple of years ago. They have a variety of things to see; Civil War memorabilia that is one of a kind and poignant. Their model train exhibit was wonderful. I have thought about this place many times.

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1 Thank SuzanneJK

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