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Magoffin Home State Historic Site

1120 Magoffin Ave., El Paso, TX 79901-1544
+1 915-533-5147
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Corner Stone of El Paso

The Magoffin Home was the first home built where the town of El Paso was born. The home went... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
El Paso, Texas
Hidden gem

Well worth a visit while in El Paso. The staff here are very pleasant and welcoming. Our guide took... read more

Reviewed 19 September 2017
Pat D
Dromore, United Kingdom
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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 Joseph Magoffin, is a prime example of Territorial style architecture and features a center courtyard and peaceful landscape. Explore the home's authentic art and furnishings reflecting the daily lives of this prominent El Paso family.
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Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
1120 Magoffin Ave., El Paso, TX 79901-1544
+1 915-533-5147
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Reviewed 1 week ago

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

Thank ZinFanatik
Reviewed 19 September 2017

Well worth a visit while in El Paso. The staff here are very pleasant and welcoming. Our guide took great pleasure in showing us around this home. She was very informative and described everything in great detail. We visited on a quiet morning and loved...More

2  Thank Pat D
Reviewed 2 August 2017 via mobile

Be aware that when you go here, you first of all need to go to the visitor center across the road and join a tour. Parking is on the street but there were plenty of spaces when we were there. Sharon was our guide and...More

1  Thank Tykelander
Reviewed 21 June 2017 via mobile

Impressive homestead provides an excellent snapshot of old El Paso. The well documented story of the Magoffin family is a fascinating bonus. Guides are friendly and well informed.

Thank J and B Y
Reviewed 20 June 2017

If you have a free morning and aren't sure of what to do, then take the 45 min tour of the house which starts at the top of the hour. The courtyard of the house is very beautiful and they have a well manicured lawn.You...More

1  Thank tanej
Reviewed 7 May 2017 via mobile

We went for the May Day festivities and they had a picturesque layout of old fashioned games, lemonade and cookies. I took children ranging from teenagers and small children aged 5 years of age and they all loved it. I love history so this was...More

Thank Aaguirre81
Reviewed 20 April 2017

We toured the Magoffin Home with two small kids and had a great time. The home is a very well maintained site to see and learn about the history of the area. The guides are very knowledgeable and make the tour a lot of fun....More

2  Thank TrippinYogis
Reviewed 14 March 2017 via mobile

Guided tours are offered every hour on Saturday, so planning ahead will make a visit much better. I have toured many houses across the US and the Magoffin Home is impressive for the $4 ticket price

2  Thank kevindief
Reviewed 26 February 2017 via mobile

The price is cheap & tickets must be purchased across the street in a visitor center which looks like a fairly old place with its own stories. Our guide was a 20 something who clearly knew the family. His tour focused on the family history...More

1  Thank KyReserve
Reviewed 14 February 2017

Great to learn about how ELP got started. The home itself is beautiful. Tour guides are awesome great for locals and out of towners

Thank 915eats
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