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Whitehead Memorial Museum

1308 South Main Street, Del Rio, TX 78840-5998
+1 830-774-7568
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Great place

Wow, this is a must see if you are in this area. Great for all ages. The people we met were... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
756rickc
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Homer, Michigan
Larger than it looks

We went expecting the museum to be about Whitehead. Not so. It was donated by Whitehead, but... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
jrubicon
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Hartford, CT
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The Whitehead Memorial Museum was established in 1962 and remains the only full time, public museum in Val Verde County, Texas. The mission of the Whitehead Memorial Museum is to preserve historical and tangible artifacts that reflect the early history, cultures, and economics of Del Rio and Val Verde County.
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  • Average8%
  • Poor1%
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Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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1308 South Main Street, Del Rio, TX 78840-5998
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Wow, this is a must see if you are in this area. Great for all ages. The people we met were fabulous. So much info and history. We spent a lot longer there than we expected and enjoyed every minute.

Thank 756rickc
Michael D, Manager at Whitehead Memorial Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for visiting the museum. We are glad you enjoyed your time here!

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We went expecting the museum to be about Whitehead. Not so. It was donated by Whitehead, but there is very little information about him. Instead, the museum is about the Del Rio area, which has long and interesting history. Most interesting is the native American...More

Thank jrubicon
Michael D, Manager at Whitehead Memorial Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for visiting our museum. We are glad that you enjoyed the Native American exhibit!

Reviewed 30 December 2017 via mobile

This museum (or a collection of buildings that each have a different theme) has a lot to look at. You can cruise through in about an hour. We liked that we were supporting a local business and learning a bit about the pioneer life. Would...More

Thank KG_TXtraveler
Reviewed 31 October 2017

really impressed with this museum - it's larger than one would expect. And, quite broad in its subjects

Thank curtismb
Reviewed 29 October 2017

We were delighted by our visit to this museum! Most of the displays were created by local individuals and groups who worked hard to preserve their heritage. The rustic, folk museum feel is in every building. Please consider reading a bit about Judge Roy Bean...More

Thank djfluth
Reviewed 2 October 2017

Have visited the Whitehead several times with visiting friends and brothers has a lot of interesting items to look at and see should be on visit list.

Thank Rodney W
Reviewed 21 June 2017

This museum has a little of everything. The links to Judge Roy Bean are important as is the Native American displays (possibly one of the treasures of the museum). The City of Del Rio needs to build this place up and improve the facility and...More

Thank BDoug53
Reviewed 4 June 2017

We went to the Saturday Market at the Whitehead Museum. It was outside, with tables selling various things stationed around. There was also a station for dog adoptions. The food being sold looked appealing. It was very pleasant, and I would recommend it. Entrance is...More

1  Thank PurplePaloma
Reviewed 30 May 2017

Great place to have a function. The staff is very friendly and helpful and it is nestled in the historical Downtown Del Rio Tx. Thank you to Rose Jones and her family for all the great donations.

Thank bufgirls
Reviewed 16 May 2017

My husband, son and I visited this museum without any real expectations and were wonderfully surprised! It has a huge assortment of historic artifacts on an amazing variety of subjects! We spent about 2 hours there and thoroughly enjoyed ourselves. It was easy to find,...More

Thank Lori V
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