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Magoffin Home State Historic Site

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Address: 1120 Magoffin Ave., El Paso, TX 79901
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+1 915-533-5147
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
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A striking adobe structure, the Magoffin Home State Historic Site explores...

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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So Interesting

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

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
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El Paso, Texas
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El Paso, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

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

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El Paso, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This was one of the original homes in 1800 El Paso. There is a very rich history of the Magoffin Family. This is a guide tour. The guide was very well informed and answered many many questions. Well worth the visit. This really captures the way of life of the 1800s.

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Green Valley, Arizona
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 December 2016

This is a nice place to visit and get a glimpse of an early 1900s adobe home. The guide we had was very informative and was able and willing to anwer questions and provide background info. This isn't a long visit with an hour sufficient to complete

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Los Angeles, California
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 November 2016

The inside of the Home is only accessible by going on a guided tour. The good news is that the tour is reasonably priced, and very interesting. You may have to wait a while for the tour to begin, but the building across the street that it starts from has some interesting exhibits about the House.

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Buda, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 August 2016

What a treat! The Magoffin Home is literally a walk back into time. See what an 1800's home looked like and how the Magoffin's hosted friends for more than 100 years. A historical landmark. Parking is good.

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 August 2016

Do your homework online before driving by the Old Magoffin Home. You will enjoy the history and stories you read on line and if you desire to step go in and look around the old landmark, there will be plenty of history to read about while you visit the past. It is always a good thing to study and learn... More 

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El Paso, Texas
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 July 2016 via mobile

The El Paso Rose Garden is an old El Paso attraction, which shows. The garden is kept looking okay but could definitely use some love. There's plenty of parking and it's a to-go place for wedding and quinceañera. Nice place for an afternoon stroll.

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Greensborough, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 July 2016

thisproperty has been well looked after and the story behind the family is real interesting ti discover how hard the times of yesteryear were

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Waxahachie, Texas
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 June 2016

A very well kept estate and worth the time to walk through and learn a little history about one of El Paso's founding families. Our tour guide was extremely knowledgeable about the history and was able to answer all of our questions. The grounds are beautiful and the pieces are in great condition. A very nice relief from the heat... More 

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Austin, Texas
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 June 2016

We visit El Paso about twice a year for family and are always looking for new things to keep it interesting. The Magoffin Home fit the bill for this trip. It's great to hear about some of the original citizens of El Paso and how they lived. Most of the furnishings were even from that time period. It was also... More 

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