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Address: N Richmond Rd, Wharton, TX 77488
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+1 979-532-2600

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History of Wharton county

Learn all about Wharton County and there heritage. Great little museum it is in an awesome town of Wharton , Really enjoy spending hours reading and enjoyed seeing the house that... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 14 January 2017
Wharton, Texas
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Wharton, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 January 2017

Learn all about Wharton County and there heritage. Great little museum it is in an awesome town of Wharton , Really enjoy spending hours reading and enjoyed seeing the house that Dan Rather grew up in . Don't forget to go to the 20th Century Technology Museum next door.

Thank 132russellm
North Houston, Texas
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4 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 November 2016

This is a gem of museum, especially if you are from the Wharton County area! If you are from Wharton County or have friends or family who are, you really should visit this museum. The old camera section alone is worth the visit. There are also many old photographs to view.

Thank Randolph H
Buda, Texas
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528 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 October 2016

My son's father in law, who lives in the area, told me of this place and how it was started by local hunters and historians. It was a pleasant surprise. Really enjoyed my time here as I learned about the history and beginnings of this part of Texas.

Thank daddymo2
Texas Gulf Coast, Texas
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84 reviews
35 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 July 2016

Wonderful museum packed with eye popping exhibits. Several special rooms filled with great historical artifacts. Spotless inside and out with easy access.

Thank filecutter
Wharton, Texas
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10 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 December 2015

Visitors for Thanksgiving enjoyed the whole Museum experience! All of the displays were very nice, but my grandkids loved the animals from the Johnson Family's Collection!

Thank WhartonSharie
Houston, Texas
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8 reviews
6 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 November 2015 via mobile

Awesome time was had here! So much history in Wharton & I love learning about local history. Museum curator was super nice, helpful, & informative! No admission but donations greatly accepted :)

Thank Eva F
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2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 July 2015 via mobile

Sweetest front desk staff....need more people to come visit as they got some real treats for visitors out here.....

Thank Kayhan W
Dallas, TX
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442 reviews
164 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 November 2013

The previous reviewer about said it all. The Wharton County History Museum is extremely well done, with informative, professional displays covering the history of Wharton County and nearby areas. Linda Bubela, Assistant Administrator, was able to give me a tour of the museum and was very friendly and informative. This is one of the best county history museums I've visited.... More 

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Wharton, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 October 2012

The Wharton County Historical Museum is a real gem in SE Texas. Located about 55 miles SW of downtown Houston, the museum captures the history of the county and region in photographs, artifacts, and displays. Significant exhibits include the home that Veteran CBS Newscaster Dan Rather was born in. There is an extensive display of the works and history of... More 

1 Thank bu67
sugar land, texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 March 2008

My grandmother came from a large old Wharton family. I had been meaning to stop in the museum for a long time. Today I went by not knowing what I would find. I had a wonderful visit. Linda, a museum staffer showed me to a back room with family files. I found photos of my great grandmother and great great... More 

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