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Magoffin Home State Historic Site

1120 Magoffin Ave., El Paso, TX 79901-1544
+1 915-533-5147
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Outstanding!

Impressive homestead provides an excellent snapshot of old El Paso. The well documented story of... read more

Reviewed 5 weeks ago
J and B Y
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A decent time filler

If you have a free morning and aren't sure of what to do, then take the 45 min tour of the house... read more

Reviewed 19 June 2017
JT201573
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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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Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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1120 Magoffin Ave., El Paso, TX 79901-1544
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Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Impressive homestead provides an excellent snapshot of old El Paso. The well documented story of the Magoffin family is a fascinating bonus. Guides are friendly and well informed.

Thank J and B Y
Reviewed 19 June 2017

If you have a free morning and aren't sure of what to do, then take the 45 min tour of the house which starts at the top of the hour. The courtyard of the house is very beautiful and they have a well manicured lawn.You...More

Thank JT201573
Reviewed 7 May 2017 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...More

Thank Aaguirre81
Reviewed 20 April 2017

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....More

1  Thank TrippinYogis
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
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

Thank KyReserve
Reviewed 14 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
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...More

Thank francesno1
Reviewed 30 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...More

Thank Jim M
Reviewed 1 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...More

1  Thank allang781
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