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Whitehead Memorial Museum

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Address: 1308 South Main Street, Del Rio, TX 78840-5998
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+1 830-774-7568
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10:00 - 18:00
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Sun 13:00 - 17:00
Tue - Sat 10:00 - 18:00
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
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The Whitehead Memorial Museum was established in 1962 and remains the only...

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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This little museum is a nice visit. Several artifacts along with the grave of Judge Roy Bean. You can spend at least an hour browsing.

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
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Crane, Texas
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Crane, Texas
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

This little museum is a nice visit. Several artifacts along with the grave of Judge Roy Bean. You can spend at least an hour browsing.

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West of the Pecos, Texas
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

To be honest, this is a gem of a museum. Probably half the people who live here don't even know it exists, and most of the other half have never been. They are missing a treat. It focuses heavily on local history, but keep in mind that the history of Del Rio is representative of other border towns, especially in... More 

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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We've been to the Whitehead Museum on more than one occassion for regular visits and during some of the cities' events. I have to say I almost do not understand the existence of this museum. I know it is a historical place and has its own historical marker but once you visit it one singular time for any given reason,... More 

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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 February 2017

I am native of Del Rio, Born and raised just 20 generation of mine before me. These people running the museum have no clue of the history of Val Verde county, much less it's culture and heritage.....

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Indianapolis, Indiana
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 February 2017

Really friendly staff, convenient parking. Museum has all sorts of artifacts from the area, including quite a bit about Roy Bean. Enjoyed trying to lasso a fake cow. Definitely need at least an hour in this place to be able to see everything!

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Michael D, Manager at Whitehead Memorial Museum, responded to this review

Hi Jennifer, Thank you for visiting the Museum and I am glad that you enjoyed your time here! More 

Nelson, New Zealand
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 November 2016

Visited and really enjoyed having a look around this little museum . Great guy at reception gave us info on Del Rio and the Museum. Kids will enjoy this place .

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Thank TeKinga
Michael D, Manager at Whitehead Memorial Museum, responded to this review

Thank you for visiting the museum. I am so glad that you enjoyed what we have to offer! More 

willis
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2016

very nice museum. layed out very well. cost is 4.00 for seniors. parking is on the street. the staff is very friendly ( Kelly).easy walking museum.

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Michael D, Manager at Whitehead Memorial Museum, responded to this review

Thank you for visiting the museum. I am so glad that you enjoyed your visit! More 

Del Rio, Texas
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 August 2016

The place is well done, they have a very good variety of historical objects, including Judge Roy Bean's grave. My grand children really enjoyed it.

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Michael D, Manager at Whitehead Memorial Museum, responded to this review

Thank you for visiting the museum. I am so glad that your grandchildren had a great time! More 

Del Rio, TX
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 July 2016

My kids and I always enjoy a visit to the Whitehead Memorial Museum. There are many interactive exhibits that the kids love, and it's full of historical information. It isn't modern or in perfect condition, but it's worth a visit for sure.

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Thank StefTX
Michael D, Manager at Whitehead Memorial Museum, responded to this review

Thank you for visiting the museum. I am so glad that you enjoyed what we have to offer! More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 July 2016 via mobile

First visit to this location. Attended my cousins reception, it was a lovely simple setting comfortable atmosphere and very enjoyable.

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Michael D, Manager at Whitehead Memorial Museum, responded to this review

I am so glad that you enjoyed your time at the museum! More 

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