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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
09:30 - 16:30
Closed now
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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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Can't believe all the neat things in this place. My favorite was the old handicap wheelchair and the civil war items.

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 days ago
Ricky J
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Can't believe all the neat things in this place. My favorite was the old handicap wheelchair and the civil war items.

Thank Ricky J
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago 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.

1 Thank Kris F
Humble, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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.

1 Thank BobMaj
Corinth, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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.

1 Thank mcfly3
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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.

1 Thank SuzanneJK
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago 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 

1 Thank JLGlenn
Amarillo, Texas
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

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!

1 Thank TrueTexasTraveler
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 

1 Thank BillNDianeW
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 October 2016

We did a self guided tour of the museum and were amazed by the amount of items they have. Jean was friendly and informative.

1 Thank Stephanie A

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