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Port Isabel Historical Museum

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Address: 317 E Railroad Ave, Port Isabel, TX 78578-4107
Phone Number:
+1 956-943-7602
10:00 - 16:00
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Tue - Sat 10:00 - 16:00

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Had some trouble finding the place, but once there I enjoyed the visit. It has a nice overview of the Texas history. With a lot of interesting items not only about Texas but also... read more

Reviewed 9 January 2017
Henk E
Zwolle, The Netherlands
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Zwolle, The Netherlands
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43 reviews
18 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 January 2017

Had some trouble finding the place, but once there I enjoyed the visit. It has a nice overview of the Texas history. With a lot of interesting items not only about Texas but also about the history of the building.

Thank Henk E
Austin, Texas
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219 reviews
120 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 135 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 October 2016

A little hard to find from the parking lot but worth the effort. There a 3 museums in the small area. Covers pre-historic to present day with good emphasis on Mexican-American War.

Thank den979
Hurst, Texas
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63 reviews
13 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 August 2016

We spent about 1-2 hours here. Most, if not all, of the interactive exhibits were not working. Quite a few artifacts but a lot of reading.

Thank Mary W
Deer Park, Texas
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34 reviews
20 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 July 2016

My family and I planned the Light House tour along with the other 2 museums! So much history on the port and the children loved learning about it all!

Thank DesThib
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4 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 June 2016 via mobile

Very interesting ! ! I'm not much of a history buff but a throughly enjoyed going through it. Interesting artifacts & pictures of a battle between Mexico & US in 1846

Thank Annette M
Brownsville, Texas
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96 reviews
15 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 April 2016 via mobile

This is a nice Lighthouse that you can go into and climb to the top. I believe it's the only one in Texas that allows you to do that. On some nights they actually play a movie on the side of the lighthouse. And the best part is it was free.

Thank Brian A
Manhattan Kansas
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106 reviews
15 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 April 2016 via mobile

Well designed small museum organized by dates to give a glimpse of the history of the area. Inexpensive admission fee. Artifacts, maps and photos illuminate the various eras.

Thank BanaB
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11 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 10 March 2016 via mobile

They did a great job for a small town museum. There's alot of untold national and local history. The treasure museum also has a kids play area.

Thank allen g
Grand Island, NE
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39 reviews
15 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 February 2016

We purchased the package which included the lighthouse and the 2 museums. We were surprised at everything the museum offered.

Thank Jeannette D
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23 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 February 2016

This small museum is fun to visit once. There are lots of interesting photos from the past and stories from local people. Some of the stories are video or audio taped.

Thank NancyInOregon

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