Museum of South Texas History, Edinburg

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#128 of 308 in Museums in Texas
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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  • I'm so happy we decided to stop here. We went as soon as the doors opened. The staff was extremely friendly. The exhibits were huge and full of inflammation. Take time to sit and enjoy the short films...  more »
  • 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 »
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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 informative loaded with history.
  • 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

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