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Marfa and Presidio County Museum

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Address: 110 W. San Antonio St, Marfa, TX
Phone Number: +1 915-729-4140
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A Glimpse of the Ghosts of Marfa Past

Entering this museum, located at the very center of Marfa, is like entering into your grandparents attic. There are pieces of the past all over this old house, which is now a... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 weeks ago
Ricardo R
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Pensacola, Florida
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Pensacola, Florida
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Entering this museum, located at the very center of Marfa, is like entering into your grandparents attic. There are pieces of the past all over this old house, which is now a monument to the past of Marfa. The Black and White Photographs document the 19th Century Marfa well, and the descriptions of the tools, dishes, toys, and other implements... More 

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Cedar Hill, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 May 2016

This former home has been made into a very nice museum that shows what it was like to live in this part of the country in the past. There are lots of antiques and implements from the pioneers, to the 1960s. There is also a great display about the several noted movies made in the area. Hours are limited, but... More 

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Chestertown, Maryland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 March 2016

Lots of great memories restored here... with lots of personal memorabilia from the locals. You really get a picture and feel of what it was to live in Marfa and West Texas over the last 100+ years. And it's free.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 February 2016

This museum is housed in a small home in the city center. Its not terribly big but they did a great job with the exhibits. There was plenty of information packed in this little place and we enjoyed it. Its worth a stop if you want to understand a little more about the people and history of this area.

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Marblehead, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 January 2016

We spent a few hours exploring this Museum which holds the history of Marfa, TX and surrounding countryside. Fascinating info and really good displays. Museum volunteer was really nice and full of knowledge too. Definitely worth the visit.

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Scotland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 October 2015

I loved this museum, it was full of interesting photos and items from Marfa's past. This is the everyday social history that has shaped the community. We talked to the museum attendant for ages about Marfa and felt we'd found out more about the real Marfa. Did I mention this museum is free? Please do as we did and make... More 

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Tucson, Arizona
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 May 2015

Excellent collection of local items and history, far better than most bigger museums that I've visited. Great friendly staff as well!

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tx
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 April 2015

friendly staff. very informative. Lots of really cool stuff to look at. Artifacts are very well preserved and displayed.

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Sugar Land, Texas
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 April 2015

Well worth your time to visit this museum when in Marfa. Many long-term families in the area have donated a rich history of photographs and historical items providing the visitor with a glimpse into the long history of Marfa and Presidio County. What attracted me from reading the guide books, and being a photographer, were the hundreds of old images... More 

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Marfa, Texas
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 March 2014

i visited a few times here and am a social scientist, doing odd jobs cleaning in town. i hope/plan to help do more to promote the rich history of this lil town. Sugest i or profesional do walking tour with locals and get there story of things scene.

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