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“Very interesting place to visit”

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: Activities for young children, Stairs / lift, Wheelchair access, Activities for older children
Edinburg, Texas
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68 reviews
15 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
“Very interesting place to visit”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 August 2014

My wife and I enjoy Museums and I especially am interested in history. The Edinburg historical museum is one of the finest museums in the valley. If you enjoy valley history, which is a fascinating mix of both American and Mexican history, you will love this museum. It has a lot of great exhibits and is housed in the old court house, a beautiful and exiting place to see/

Visited September 2013
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San Antonio, Texas
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83 reviews
24 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
“Excellent Small Museum”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 April 2014

Everything is well done, complete, and accurate. Plan on spending four or five hours for a great overview of South Texas. Better yet, return to really dig into the history.

Visited September 2013
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LisaKLoebl, Public Relations Manager at Museum of South Texas History, responded to this review, 19 June 2015
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Elizabethtown
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5 reviews
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“Interesting museum”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 March 2014

Everything All the displays were very interesting. There was lots to see. We put on dated clothing eg sombrero and cape and sat on a donkey for photos. The people running the museum were very helpful, too. It was about 35 miles from where we were staying, but it was worth the drive.

Visited March 2014
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New Gloucester, Maine
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113 reviews
25 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
“Wonderful Display”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 March 2014

This is a great museum with many wonderful historical displays. Its a nice way to spend an afternoon. I filled out a comment log on the way out and I want to share with you what needs improving. We found some of the lighting too dim, some of the type explaining what we were looking at, too small to be legible, and had a hard time proceeding chronologically through the display as there is no direction to proceed to the next display.
My advice would be to follow a senior citizen through the place and take some notes and then make some improvements. Don't let these comments keep you from visiting.

Visited March 2014
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Edinburg, Texas, United States
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31 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“Day of the Dead cultural celebration”
5 of 5 bubbles 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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LisaKLoebl, Public Relations Manager at Museum of South Texas History, responded to this review, 19 June 2015
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