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Museum of South Texas History, Edinburg

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History Museum Museum
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. For more information about MOSTHistory, including becoming a FRIEND, visit MOSTHistory.org, like us on Facebook, follow on Twitter, connect on LinkedIn, find on Google+ or call +1-956-383-6911.

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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  • The museum is a breath of fresh air for South Teaxas. Well done, great place for kids and family. A must visit for the RGV.  more »
  • Great experience! Museum staff was very friendly! Lots of activities, fun events, FOOD, and reenactors galore. We even had Aztec dancers and Lipan Indian exhibitions of dance! This place was just pack...  more »
  • It was interesting to explore what makes The Valley different from the rest of Texas, and at the same time see it in the context of how it is also a full participant in the greater panorama of America...  more »
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  • Loved this little museum. Everything was excellently presented. The sounds for each section was a nice touch. Kid friendly hands-on displays are well thought out. Everyone evolved should be very proud.
  • This place is just awesome I remember coming here as a child before all the new renovations I still have fond memories coming with my grandfather Benny calvillo he volunteered for many years here he loved this place as it was his own
  • I'm always amazed at the amount of history the Rio grande valley has to offer, u even saw my grandmother's ancestors on one of the papers signed.
  • Very nice.. I liked very much... Is time to take our kids and they can appreciate the rich we are on history and very affortunate to live here
  • This museum is s amazing! It's a shame they don't advertise it. My son who is 4 really enjoyed it, we had a fun time exploring, playing and learning! Not to mention we went through the museum three times and he was sad to leave because it was close to closing time. For sure we will visit it again!