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Stephenville Historical House Museum

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A murder cabin & a lethal insect

In the 1920s, a man named Snow murdered his wife, mother-in-law, and stepson. The stepson’s head... read more

Reviewed 19 October 2018
Denver, Colorado
via mobile
Great history of the are

Although the museum building was not open due to restoring following a fire, the other buildings... read more

Reviewed 2 October 2016
Ennis, Texas
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  • Average9%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible4%
19 Oct 2018
“A murder cabin & a lethal insect ”
17 Feb 2018
“We thoroughly enjoyed the visit and the tour”
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525 E Washington St, Stephenville, TX 76401-4439
+1 254-965-5880
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Reviewed 19 October 2018 via mobile

In the 1920s, a man named Snow murdered his wife, mother-in-law, and stepson. The stepson’s head was found and put into a jar, in formaldehyde, in the County building for anyone to identify. He was identified, and the murderer was convicted and executed. The cabin...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank ToniaSkipper
Reviewed 17 February 2018

My daughter and i loved turn of the century homes. So we drove up here on our weekend to check it out. We were warmly greeted by the host, and was offered the tour. We loved every minute of it; each buildings have very unique...More

Date of experience: February 2018
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Reviewed 13 October 2017

Lots of history. Love the church and the cabins and the regular activities on the grounds such as the Bygone Days.

Date of experience: October 2017
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Reviewed 22 August 2017

You can walk through on your own, but the buildings are kept locked, so it's better with a guide. Only one of the buildings is air-conditioned, but it's a neat place to walk through with the guide if you enjoy history stuff. My husband &...More

Date of experience: June 2017
1  Thank Cheryl W
Reviewed 17 August 2017 via mobile

Drove to Stephenville to see this museum. We walked in the office and were interrupted mid sentence. The woman said she just finished a tour and couldn't do another, said she could do it later. We were sorely disappointed as we were not planning on...More

Date of experience: August 2017
2  Thank Giovanna P
SHHMuseum, Board of Directors at Stephenville Historical House Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 22 September 2017

We're sorry you were unable to be given a tour. Our office manager/docent was recovering from knee replacement surgery and had limited mobility. We hope you can stop by again sometime!

Reviewed 11 April 2017

The Stephenville Museum is a collection of old historical buildings that are arranged in sort of a little town. We went on April 8 for a plant sale. It was a fun place to visit. Several greenhouses and nurseries brought native plants that you could...More

Date of experience: April 2017
1  Thank Kathy H
Reviewed 2 October 2016 via mobile

Although the museum building was not open due to restoring following a fire, the other buildings were very interesting. The highlight was the one room house of Mr. Tarleton, and his history. We were privileged to have Mr. Ross give us a tour of the...More

Date of experience: October 2016
Thank Loves-to-RV
Reviewed 2 October 2016 via mobile

It is a quaint place with several old cabins from the area. The "gift shop" is in the office and does not take cards nor is there an ATM machine.

Date of experience: October 2016
Thank KyReserve
Reviewed 10 September 2016 via mobile

This is a good place to take the family for learning local history. Several out buildings and lot's of exhibits. Lots of local history of Stephenville. Highly recommended

Date of experience: September 2016
Thank jeremyw440
Reviewed 13 July 2016

I've done numerous photo ops for seniors/families here at this museum site. There are plenty of options to give you that rustic background. It's got a gravel parking lot and numerous outbuildings. There's also a wooded trail nearby to explore.

Date of experience: March 2016
Thank Lacie M
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