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“Day of the Dead cultural celebration”

Museum of South Texas History
Ranked #1 of 15 things to do in Edinburg
Certificate of Excellence
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Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Owner description: 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
Useful Information: Wheelchair access, Activities for young children, Stairs / lift, Activities for older children
Edinburg, Texas, United States
Level 4 Contributor
31 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“Day of the Dead cultural celebration”
Reviewed 26 November 2013 via mobile

The musuem hosts an awesome Dia De Los Muertos celebration every year. The all day event is full of fun activities like decorating your own skull and purchasing jewelery. There is also plenty of Mexican food and desserts to buy while you enjoy music and dance performances from local groups.

Visited November 2013
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Camas, Washington
Level 3 Contributor
19 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“Enjoyed very much”
Reviewed 2 October 2013

We were visiting relatives in Harlingen, TX and decided to tour this museum. It was well worth the trip! If you are lucky enough to get a tour guide to take you around the museum as we were, you will enjoy it even more. The guide that we had, shared different facts and pointed out things that you may not have even noticed otherwise. The museum tells the story of the valley through history and how it developed. It was very interesting and well worth the trip. There is also a gift store in the museum. It was about an hour and a half tour. If you are interested in history, it is a "not to miss" attraction.

Visited September 2013
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London, United Kingdom
Level 6 Contributor
255 reviews
143 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 101 helpful votes
“Impressive”
Reviewed 7 September 2013

This museum had a very clear history of the area with the influence of the Spanish, Mexico, Anglo's etc.
The exhibit was interactive in the sense that when you approached areas sounds or films were played.
This added to the experience but sometimes was confusing. The jail which is one of the highlights was closed due to renovation and the exhibit instead was disappointing.
Overall an enjoyable hour..

Visited September 2013
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Edinburg, Texas
Level 2 Contributor
6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
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“wow”
Reviewed 4 September 2013 via mobile

it's great....love that they have activities where the children get involve trying to find out clues in each exhibit..

Visited June 2013
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“Okay”
Reviewed 26 August 2013 via mobile

The museum was okay not to big but good enough if your bored you will be able to see everything in one day since its not too big

Visited September 2012
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