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Starr Family Home State Historic Site

407 W Travis St, Marshall, TX 75670-4051
+1 903-935-3044
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The preservation and presentation is remarkable. The family was important to Texas history and one... read more

Reviewed 13 January 2018
Houston, Texas
This little diamond in Marshall is wonderful!

I toured the Starr Family Home during December. It was decorated with decorations for the era. The... read more

Reviewed 11 December 2017
Waskom, Texas
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Nestled in the heart of Marshall's museums and cultural activities, Starr Family Home State Historic Site is composed of several elegant structures that map the 150-year history of the Starr family in Texas. Period furnishings, clothing, and antiques trace the transition of the buildings through four generations of the Starr family.
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Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
407 W Travis St, Marshall, TX 75670-4051
+1 903-935-3044
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Reviewed 13 January 2018

The preservation and presentation is remarkable. The family was important to Texas history and one gets a sense of how they lived because most of the furniture is original to the house. The curator is exceptionally knowledgeable. Beautiful home and setting.

Thank cgny1fwd
Reviewed 11 December 2017

I toured the Starr Family Home during December. It was decorated with decorations for the era. The home has been, and continues to be renovated. But the living quarters are done. The house is magnificent; especially considering the early 1800s. 90% of the furniture in...More

Thank BJ903
Reviewed 10 June 2017 via mobile

This makes my third visit. The tours are informational and private well depends on the day. I love this old piece of history.

Thank davidfE5068H9
Reviewed 12 May 2017

I thought it might be closed as there was no cars, but sure enough, the guide was there and I had the benefit of a private tour. Learned a lot about how some land barons got their land after the Texas revolution. May sound greedy...More

Thank Thomas M
Reviewed 30 December 2016 via mobile

I love doing things in the offseason, and this house and estate is the perfect example why. We were the only ones on the tour., which was led by the estate manager. She had so much insight into The Life and Times of the Starr...More

2  Thank itsgoodtobequeen
Reviewed 9 November 2016 via mobile

I have been trying to get to the new kitchen/return to the old kitchen. I have been able to visit the Stars House 3 times. I always enjoy the trip.

1  Thank davidfE5068H9
Reviewed 27 August 2016 via mobile

So much history in this picturesque Marshall, TX estate. The guide was very understandably passionate about this lovely and meticulously restored Greek revival home. Take the time to go off highway and see this Texas historical jewel. It won't disappoint.

1  Thank Susan P
Reviewed 14 August 2016

The history of the Starr family is amazing. At one time they owned one million acres in Texas. They built their wealth after the Civil War which wasn't easy and moved to Marshall in 1870 for the start of the new RR. Several of the...More

2  Thank BushkaTexas
Reviewed 31 July 2016

Make sure they take you outside! They may not always, so ask if they don't. It's very shady out there and more history of the kids playing outside as well as the little school house.

1  Thank William E
Reviewed 23 April 2016

Historical home of the Starr Family - Much of the furnishings are original to the house and its owners - Ongoing restoration of part of the home. The docent was very knowledgeable and the visit was fun!

Thank Margaret915
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