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Whitehead Memorial Museum

1308 S Main St, Del Rio, TX 78840-5998
+1 830-774-7568
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Way more than I expected, very significant museum.

This is a significant representation of the regions history from ancient rock art images and native... read more

Reviewed 1 July 2018
Dave P
,
Romney, West Virginia
Worth the money and time

Probably the best local attraction. There are multiple buildings and many are air conditioned. A... read more

Reviewed 28 June 2018
Tracy L
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Lampasas, 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.
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  • Very good40%
  • Average7%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible6%
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“judge roy bean” (14 reviews)
“local history” (4 reviews)
“val verde” (5 reviews)
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Hours Today: 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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1308 S Main St, Del Rio, TX 78840-5998
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+1 830-774-7568
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Reviewed 1 July 2018

This is a significant representation of the regions history from ancient rock art images and native American artifacts to the community's partnership in our nation's aviation history. With depth in all interpretations, there is something for everyone here including individual audio stations narrating incredible period...More

Thank Dave P
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Reviewed 28 June 2018 via mobile

Probably the best local attraction. There are multiple buildings and many are air conditioned. A good way to see first hand what the “old days” were like under the “rule “ of Judge Roy Bean. Don’t miss the amazing nativity and exotic birds as well...More

Thank Tracy L
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Reviewed 18 May 2018 via mobile

Being a history buff i had a blast. This place is packed with artifacts and history. Do take your walking shoes as u have to walk from building to building. And water to stay hydrated on hot days.. I hadnt realized how many photos i...More

Thank Earleen J
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Reviewed 5 May 2018

The Whitehead Museum was recommended to me by some people I met while having Lunch at a local restaurant. Having some extra time, I decided to visit and am glad I did. When first arriving it appeared to be a small museum and it would...More

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Reviewed 16 April 2018

A great museum that does not overload you with reading but gives you a great overview of the local history. Not as dry as that may sound -lots of quirky and intriguing stories.

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Reviewed 8 February 2018

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.

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Michael D, Manager at Whitehead Memorial Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 10 February 2018

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

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Reviewed 4 February 2018

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

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Michael D, Manager at Whitehead Memorial Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 10 February 2018

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

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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

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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

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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

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