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Jefferson Historical Museum

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Address: 223 West Austin Street, Jefferson, TX 75657
Phone Number:
+1 903-665-2775
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Today
12:30 - 16:30
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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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Wow lots of History

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... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 20 December 2016
Bassinbob
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Grapevine, Texas
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Grapevine, Texas
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22 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles 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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5 of 5 bubbles 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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4 of 5 bubbles 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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Humble, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles 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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Corinth, Texas
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58 reviews
14 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles 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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Tulsa
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65 reviews
34 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles 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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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 November 2016 via mobile

New to East Texas and locals from Tyler suggested I go the Jefferson Museum on my next day off. The museum is easy to find and parking along out. $7 adult cash or credit for admission. I watched the 4 suggested videos which I enjoyed before touring the museum at my leisure. There is an extensive collection to view and... More 

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Amarillo, Texas
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 November 2016

This is a great museum in an historic building that is filled with the wonderful history of Jefferson. It you want to know more about the intriguing history of this one booming city this is the place to stop!

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Lafayette, LA USA
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 November 2016

The Jefferson Historical Museum offers a short walk through history with Civil War Collections, Indian Artifacts, early Texas & Pioneer implements & textiles. Upon entering you pay a small fee (at the desk to the left) for this self guided tour. You are given a laminated sheet with a list of exhibits on each floor, which you return after your... More 

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Fort Worth, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 October 2016

Housed in the former court house building this is a four story museum (3 stories and a basement) which has a wealth of local artifacts, including a surprisingly large art collection donated by current and former residents of Jefferson. Out behind the main building is a very impressive HO gage model railroad housed in its own building. The layout in... More 

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