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Whitehead Memorial Museum

1308 South Main Street, Del Rio, TX 78840-5998
+1 830-774-7568
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diverse viewing of the area's history

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

Reviewed 31 October 2017
curtismb
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McKinney, Texas
A delightful touch of local culture!

We were delighted by our visit to this museum! Most of the displays were created by local... read more

Reviewed 29 October 2017
djfluth
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Del Rio, Texas
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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.
  • Excellent41%
  • Very good44%
  • Average7%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible7%
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“judge roy bean” (11 reviews)
“local history” (3 reviews)
“worked hard” (2 reviews)
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Hours Today: 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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1308 South Main Street, Del Rio, TX 78840-5998
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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 3 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

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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
Reviewed 3 May 2017

Whitehead museum is very nice, lots of information when you take the tour. Lots of interesting history.

Thank taters55
Reviewed 26 March 2017

Whitehead has an eclectic collection of history to include an early 1900's Fire truck, Judge Roy Beans saloon and courthouse and the man himself and his son are buried there, too! There are military uniforms, rich historical facts about the area and the participants of...More

Thank Mark Z
Reviewed 23 March 2017

We went here specifically for the grave of Judge Roy Bean, but there is a lot to see here. There are multiple building with different themes, such as an old Dr's office, farming equipment display, a couple of talking parakeets etc. It is a neat...More

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Michael D, Manager at Whitehead Memorial Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 25 March 2017

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

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