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Museum of South Texas History

200 N Closner Blvd, Edinburg, TX 78541-3554
+1 956-383-6911
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Museum of South Texas History.

I took a tour through here and it was very interesting. Lots of steps. You can go on your own or... read more

Reviewed 29 January 2017
Jeanette W
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Iowa
Excellent

This is a fantastic place to visit all the exhibits are well thought out and very interesting. Well... read more

Reviewed 20 January 2017
tyounk51
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Eureka Springs, Arkansas
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The Museum of South Texas History is accredited by the American Alliance of Museums. It is located in downtown Edinburg at 200 North Closner Boulevard on the Hidalgo County Courthouse square. Hours of operation are from 1-5 p.m. Sunday and 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Tuesday-Saturday. Founded in 1967 as the Hidalgo County Historical Museum in the 1910 Hidalgo County Jail, the museum has grown over the decades through a series of expansions to occupy a full city block. In 2003 following the completion of a 22,500 square foot expansion, the museum was renamed the Museum of South Texas History to better reflect its regional scope. Today, the museum preserves and presents the borderland heritage of South Texas and Northeastern Mexico through its permanent collection and the Margaret H. McAllen Memorial Archives and exhibits spanning prehistory through the 20th century. ADMISSION Adults (ages 18+): $7 Seniors w/ ID (ages 62+): $5 Active Military w/ ID: $5 Students w/ ID (ages 13+): $5 Children (ages 4-12): $4 Children (ages 3 and under): Free FRIENDS of MOSTHistory: Free Before noon on Saturdays*: Free *Excludes Special Events
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200 N Closner Blvd, Edinburg, TX 78541-3554
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Reviewed 29 January 2017

I took a tour through here and it was very interesting. Lots of steps. You can go on your own or they do have tour guides for a small fee. We enjoyed this very much, but I feel one time was enough.

Thank Jeanette W
Management response:Responded 31 January 2017

Thank you, Jeanette W., for the great review! You can always return for special events at the Museum of South Texas History. Special events include Pioneer & Ranching Crafts Day, a day filled with living history demonstrations. Visit mosthistory.org for more information.

Reviewed 20 January 2017 via mobile

This is a fantastic place to visit all the exhibits are well thought out and very interesting. Well worth the small entry cost . I would recommend this to anyone interested in history. Texas or us .

Thank tyounk51
Reviewed 15 January 2017

Even though this area of South Texas is new relative to civilizations on the eastern coast, the museum does a great of explaining the history before and after the Mexican and Mexican-Americans occupied this area.

Thank Linda M
Reviewed 18 November 2016

Some museums are better than others and this one was one of the better ones we have visited. It is great for history of the various conflicts in the area which we particularly enjoyed. It very cleverly takes you on a trip back from the...More

Thank JandJ71
Management response:Responded 21 November 2016

Thank you so much for visiting the museum, a place that preserves and presents the borderland heritage of South Texas and northeastern Mexico. We hope to see you again!

Reviewed 16 November 2016 via mobile

I recently moved here, so went to the museum to learn more about the local history. There are excellent short videos throughout the museum. Nice gift shop also.

Thank Pamela N
Reviewed 7 November 2016

This museum begins where the history books end. South Texas is rich in culture and history. My wife and I enjoyed the entire exhibit.

Thank mch815
Reviewed 15 October 2016

I take the kids here on a regular basis because I LOVE IT. This museum offers everything to learn about South Texas History. The building itself is a treat to experience. It is easy to recommend this destination for all ages!!More

Thank Madzech
Management response:Responded 18 October 2016

Thank you so much for bringing your children to the museum, a place that preserves and presents the borderland heritage of South Texas and northeastern Mexico. Staff appreciates all families, friends and community leaders who choose MOSTHistory as the #1 place for South Texas history!...More

Reviewed 8 October 2016 via mobile

If you want to spend a historical day with a loved one, or a friend, this is the right place to go. It is great!

Thank Mayanin C
Reviewed 25 July 2016 via mobile

This place seems to be only for older people. Employees that run this place don't like kids around here. Very sad that we have a museum and the community can not enjoy the history of this area. I feel like this museum is members only....More

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Reviewed 17 July 2016

I drive by this place several times a month when I am in town. This time I decided to go visit this museum. It's good to preserve history and culture but the government really need to meke this place look more attractive. The landscaping is...More

Thank rock s
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