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Museum of Regional History

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Address: 219 N State Line Ave, Texarkana, TX 75501-5606
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+1 903-793-4831
10:00 - 17:00
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Sun 13:00 - 17:00
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This museum is $5 and good for 45 minutes of history of Texarkana from the Caddo Indians, early explorers, railroads & city founding, clothing and toys from the 20th century, the... read more

Reviewed 8 December 2016
David J
Texarkana, Texas
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4 reviews
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Reviewed 17 December 2016 via mobile

Love this museum. Always nice and it never gets old to visit. The curator is always so nice and informative.

Thank rockwellways
Texarkana, Texas
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Reviewed 8 December 2016 via mobile

This museum is $5 and good for 45 minutes of history of Texarkana from the Caddo Indians, early explorers, railroads & city founding, clothing and toys from the 20th century, the Red River military base, and campaign buttons going back to W. McKinley. Highlights are a large collection of arrow heads and a piano from native son, Scott Joplin (with... More 

Thank David J
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3 attraction reviews
Reviewed 13 August 2016 via mobile

Great museum and the curator was very knowledgable and friendly. Told me about other attractions in Texarkana. Great program held today.

Thank rockwellways
Board President T, Board President at Museum of Regional History, responded to this review

We are glad that you enjoyed your visit, the program and our staff! Please keep checking back with us for new exhibits and additional programs and workshops. More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 July 2016

I wanted to go to this museum because Scott Joplin was from Texarkana. No one is totally sure if he was born in Arkansas or Texas. They had several items that were associated with Joplin, including one of his pianos. The exhibits were being reorganized when I was there.If you are interested in Joplin it was interesting to me, although... More 

Thank Gillum S
Board President T, Board President at Museum of Regional History, responded to this review

Thank you for your review. We are pleased you enjoyed your visit. We hope to have our recently acquired Player Piano installed the week of August 8th, 2016 and after that we will be able to "put things back in place". While we don't like the reorganizing ourselves - when it is so we can acquire a new item -... More 

Boynton Beach, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 July 2016

Well done--From the first floor exhibits about Texarkana in the early 1900s to the upper stairs history of the the area from ancienet times through the explores and the development of the Arkansas Territory to the 20th Century and the impact of it senoir Congressman

Thank Jeffrey Y
TexarkanaMuseum, Board President at Museum of Regional History, responded to this review

We are so glad that you enjoyed your visit to the Museum of Regional History. Hope that you will check back with us on your next visit as it is our goal to have rotating exhibits from our extensive collection and exhibits from outside sources. Like us or Subscribe to our Facebook page and we'll help keep you up to... More 

North Charleston, South Carolina
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Reviewed 25 March 2016 via mobile

Much is written about the historical contents within this building which are very interesting so I won't comment on them. What I found fascinating was the extreme age of this building and the many times it has been remodeled. I wondered about all the people who entered here for bank and insurance business for over 100 years. Two oddities: 1.... More 

Thank christopherM8134MB
TexarkanaMuseum, Board President at Museum of Regional History, responded to this review

So very glad that you had such a great visit. I'll work on finding out the answers to your questions and post another reply. But, yes, aren't those fascinating questions that make history enjoyable? More 

Texarkana, Texas
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Reviewed 16 August 2015

There are several offerings in the Texarkana Museum System: a children's museum with traveling installations from around the country, including the Smithsonian. The Museum of Regional history has some charming displays of early life in the area, and the Ace of Clubs House/Draughn-Moore house and the Ahern a House are beautiful examples of early 20th century living. (The lights in... More 

1 Thank Ellis3752
De Queen, Arkansas
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Reviewed 3 September 2014

My family spent the day in Texarkana touring the museums, seeing a show at the Perot and going on the ghost walk. It was an enjoyable day trip but the Museum of Regional History was the only dark spot on the day. The older woman at the front desk was rude and on a personal phone call while we were... More 

6 Thank William F
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Reviewed 9 March 2013

This is a small museum in a historic 1880s building in downtown Texarkana. There is ample parking at street right by building and a non discounted price of 5.00 for entrance. They have a nice musical instrument display including a piano played by Scott Joplin. There are sections on Caddo Native Americans as well as military and pioneer exhibits. There... More 

7 Thank KBD87
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500 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 201 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 August 2012

Located at the intersection of Stateline Avenue and 3rd Street, the Museum of Regional History (MoRH) tells the story of this area's past through exhibits and interactive music exhibits. It has exhibits on agriculture, civil rights, costumes and pottery made by the area's indigenous people, the Caddo Indians. They also had a special exhibit on temporary loan from the Smithsonian... More 

5 Thank filmbuffintexas

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