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Museum of South Texas History, Edinburg

Categories: History Museums, Museums
Inspirock Rating:
4.5/5 based on 50+ reviews on the web
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, like us on Facebook, follow on Twitter, connect on LinkedIn, find on Google+ or call +1-956-383-6911.


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 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 ...  read more »
  • 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! 
  • 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...  read more »
  • 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!
  • Amazing please go. Teachers I recommend this place. And for students as well.
  • Beautiful architecture and great experience if you want to get in touch with the origins of the Rio Grande Valley. Probably the largest and most sophisticated museum in South Texas, it houses an impressive collection of artifacts that in capsulate the essence of the RGV. A good experience overall, i just wish the museum had even more room to grow and expand its magnificent collection.
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