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Port Isabel Historical Museum

317 E Railroad Ave, Port Isabel, TX 78578-4107
+1 956-943-7602
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Small Museum with a Big Amount of Local History

This small museum is fun to visit once. There are lots of interesting photos from the past and... read more

Reviewed 11 February 2016
NancyInOregon
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Oregon
Interesting museum

This museum commemorates the history of the Port Isabel area. America, Mexican, and Texas history... read more

Reviewed 14 October 2015
NhWishfultraveler
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NH
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317 E Railroad Ave, Port Isabel, TX 78578-4107
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Reviewed 11 February 2016

This small museum is fun to visit once. There are lots of interesting photos from the past and stories from local people. Some of the stories are video or audio taped.

Thank NancyInOregon
Reviewed 14 October 2015

This museum commemorates the history of the Port Isabel area. America, Mexican, and Texas history were also highlighted. We spent about 1 1/2 hours there. The interactive exhibits were not working.

Thank NhWishfultraveler
Reviewed 12 October 2015

Most people know about the Light House Museum in Port Isabel, but this museum must be the best kept secret in town. The Champion Building, built in 1899 as a dry goods store and residence by Charles Champion, is now a state-of-the-art facility that has...More

Thank jan g
Reviewed 10 October 2015 via mobile

If you enjoy history, you'll enjoy this gem of a museum. I was surprised by the amount of history that this area offered period. Things I never even knew. And I was taught TX History in school. The staff is very friendly.

Thank Wanda P
Reviewed 1 October 2015 via mobile

With the combined tickets for the Lighthouse and Treasure museum it's only a few bucks and a great way to learn about local history in an informative way. Plus it gives you time to get out of sun and cool off for a bit. We...More

Thank Jennifer H
Reviewed 13 August 2015

Beautiful and Breath Taking views. This was beautiful 50 years ago and it has been maintained quite well. The staff who work there are friendly, accommodating and helpful.

Thank George A
Reviewed 4 August 2015

It's amazing what a rich and storied past this area has- the museum does a great job of telling this through pictures and artifacts. Kids especially will enjoy the Treasures museum where they can dress up in costumes and act. Small and easy to see-...More

Thank Natalie B
Reviewed 4 July 2015

We really enjoyed strolling around the museum and reading the exhibits. We were there on a weekday and it was not crowded at all. We could take our time and learn quite a bit about the local history.

1  Thank BuddiesMom28
Reviewed 20 May 2015

The combo deal makes it worth it. Both museums were small but had interesting artifacts and were cheap. The lighthouse has a great view and is worth the climb, but might be too intense for little kids.

2  Thank Nate K
Reviewed 20 November 2014

This was not very professional. The Light House is being restored so you could not buy bundled tickets. The museum is not organized and some of their exhibits looked like they were done by school kids. Interesting topic. But when you have to pay you...More

1  Thank barbkansasku99
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