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Historic Brownsville Museum

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Address: 641 E Madison St, Brownsville, TX 78520-6098
Phone Number: +1 956-548-1313
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Lots of History

I don't feel it have as broad of an overview of Brownsville history as the Stillman House, but it was still informative and had its own draw with the locomotive on display, which... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 weeks ago
Telly M
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I don't feel it have as broad of an overview of Brownsville history as the Stillman House, but it was still informative and had its own draw with the locomotive on display, which was pretty cool. The Spanish Revival architecture was also worth checking out. Much of the history focused on transportation and the tradesmen and "average Joes" who lived... More 

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Thank Telly M
Brownsville, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 September 2016

This museum in downtown Brownsville has always something special for the visitor. If it is not a beautiful collection of paintings, it is a complete collection of portraits made by a famous photographer. It is set in the old Railroad Station turned Museum in the City Center and makes for a pleasant hour or two visit while in Historic Brownsville.... More 

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Granbury, Texas
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 May 2015

This well presented museum is laid out in three buildings on the grounds od the old railroad depot. The depot is very well preserve and beautiful to see. The exhibits are laid out in easy to see and read dislays. The old baggage room is a great place to start, where you will learn much about the founding and early... More 

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2 Thank putterman41
Brownsville, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 April 2015

The history in the Rio Grande Valley as absolutely amazing and Brownsville was a big part of it. It is time well spent and entertaining as well.

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Thank LEONARD M
Boerne, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 January 2015

Although this museum appears to be very small from the outside, it hold a large treasure of historic items. There are great displays about the history of the RGV; there is also a good selection of books for adults and kids. Next door is the Stillman House - be sure to check that out, too.

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1 Thank SusanD55
Minneapolis, Minnesota
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 November 2014

This is a small museum with a variety of artifacts. We enjoyed the information about life in Brownsville and how the area was settled. There is also a beautifully restored locomotive that was fun to see. The lady at the front desk was very helpful with suggestions about what to see in the area. It was worth the stop to... More 

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Austin, Texas
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 July 2014 via mobile

The building is worth the visit. The architecture has been preserved and is restored beautifully. Visit the creepy bedroom, the old wood burning train engine, and relive the battlefield at Palo Alto.

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2 Thank KBStillman
Ogden, Utah
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 April 2014

The museum is quite small, but does have a few interesting things. The old train engine from the 1800's, has been restored, and was worth seeing. There is a $2.00 charge to get it. The museum could use some money and a little TLC to make it better.

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Santa Fe, NM
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 September 2013

the station building is worth the visit - and on top of that, you get interesting displays of artifacts of early Brownsville and an easy to understand chronology of this fascinating city. When we were there, there was an excellent show of needle work by the area chapter of the Embroidery Guild of America and also a show of artwork... More 

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3 Thank Gene A
Brownsville, Texas, Usa
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 July 2013

Now if you are really interested in history this is the place to go. Brownsville has a great past history and was really involved in the civil was on both sides. Has a very colorful past so come enjoy a couple of days in Brownsville.

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