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Port Isabel Historical Museum

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Where else can you climb to the top of an authentic lighthouse? It lets you see for miles on a... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Port Isabel, Texas
Nice Museum

We were on a motor coach (bus) tour from the Chicago / Wisconsin area visiting sights in South... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Duane B
Roscoe, Illinois
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317 E Railroad Ave, Port Isabel, TX 78578-4107
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Where else can you climb to the top of an authentic lighthouse? It lets you see for miles on a clear day across South Padre Island and out in the deep blue waters that is the Gulf of Mexico

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank rcoffman
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We were on a motor coach (bus) tour from the Chicago / Wisconsin area visiting sights in South Texas and our tour company chose the Port Isabel Historical Museum. The museum is conveniently located near other attractions, shops and restaurants. Although not very large they...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Duane B
Reviewed 16 October 2018

situated on Port Isabel is the Historic Lighthouse sits atop a grassy knoll overlooking the Bay. Free to tour, you're able to climb the stairs to the top where there's an outdoor roundabout walkway to see 360 views. On all our travels, it's always a...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank digdeep0169
Reviewed 22 July 2018

There is a lot of good information on this part of the country. However, I don't think they have updated the museum in years. They have very old--worn out--hard to see videos showing on 1990 model televisions. A bunch of the displays don't work either....More

Date of experience: July 2018
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Reviewed 16 June 2018

The only reason you stop there is because you are visiting the lighthouse. Mostly printed posters on the walls. Friendly staff, and free. But not that much to see.

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank Solar-sailor
Reviewed 24 April 2018 via mobile

Very interesting. Lots of things to look at and to read about. It’s a two story building. It’s a short walk across the street from the lighthouse

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank mphy
Reviewed 18 April 2018

My wife and I visited the PIHM, along with the Treasures of the Gulf Museum, around 11:45am on April 5th. These visits were part of the 3 site visit card we purchased at the visitors center near the base of the lighthouse. I thought both...More

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank iowacityia
Reviewed 18 January 2018

This is a nice museum for the money. Displays are easy to read. There is a good mix of artifacts, pictures, signage and videos.

Date of experience: January 2018
Thank John F
Reviewed 18 July 2017

This is great for those that are into history , tell alot about the area that I didn't know even after having visited several times . beautiful artwork

Date of experience: July 2017
Thank Aquiles O
Reviewed 5 July 2017

Looks good but they are not open Sunday or Monday, so we could not see it. I like closed on Sunday but for a musem in Port Isabel it may not be the wisest choice.

Date of experience: July 2017
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