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Magoffin Home State Historic Site

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Address: 1120 Magoffin Ave., El Paso, TX 79901-1544
Phone Number:
+1 915-533-5147
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours

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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A Step back in Time

We went for the May Day festivities and they had a picturesque layout of old fashioned games, lemonade and cookies. I took children ranging from teenagers and small children aged... read more

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We went for the May Day festivities and they had a picturesque layout of old fashioned games, lemonade and cookies. I took children ranging from teenagers and small children aged 5 years of age and they all loved it. I love history so this was fascinating to see actual items from as early as the 1800's in person. It gave... More 

Thank Aaguirre81
Kansas City, Missouri
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Reviewed 5 weeks ago

We toured the Magoffin Home with two small kids and had a great time. The home is a very well maintained site to see and learn about the history of the area. The guides are very knowledgeable and make the tour a lot of fun. Definitely worth a stop!

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Reviewed 14 March 2017 via mobile

Guided tours are offered every hour on Saturday, so planning ahead will make a visit much better. I have toured many houses across the US and the Magoffin Home is impressive for the $4 ticket price

1 Thank kevindief
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Reviewed 26 February 2017 via mobile

The price is cheap & tickets must be purchased across the street in a visitor center which looks like a fairly old place with its own stories. Our guide was a 20 something who clearly knew the family. His tour focused on the family history more than the house which is interesting in/of itself. This place is so close to... More 

Thank KyReserve
El Paso, Texas
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Reviewed 15 February 2017

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

Thank 915eats
El Paso, Texas
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Reviewed 14 February 2017

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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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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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.

1 Thank allang781
Buda, Texas
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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.

Thank daddymo2
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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 

Thank Lynda T

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