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Magoffin Home State Historic Site, El Paso

Categories: Historic Sites, Tourist Spots
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4.6/5 based on 50+ reviews on the web
A striking historic adobe structure, this site explores the stories of a multicultural family who influenced the development of the Southwest borderlands. Magoffin family members actively participated in American expansion, West Texas settlement, trade on the Santa Fe Trail, Civil War turmoil, military service and U.S.-Mexico relations. The home, built around 1875 by Joseph Magoffin, is a prime example of Territorial style architecture and features a center courtyard and a peaceful landscape. Explore the home's authentic art and furnishings reflecting the daily lives of this prominent El Paso family.
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  • What a treat! The Magoffin Home is literally a walk back into time. See what an 1800's home looked like and how the Magoffin's hosted friends for more than 100 years. A historical landmark. Parking is...  read more »
  • Do your homework online before driving by the Old Magoffin Home. You will enjoy the history and stories you read on line and if you desire to step go in and look around the old landmark, there will be...  read more »
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  • This district was my old news paper route from 1978 through 1983. I use to deliver the newspaper to over 100 homes. My clients would tip very good and took care of me during the holidays with small gifts.
  • The historic Magoffin Home was originally built by El Paso mayor Joseph Magoffin in 1875. His family lived there until 1976, when the City of El Paso and the State of Texas bought it–and apparently also bought the ghosts that came with it. One ghost is believed to be Charles Richardson, Joseph Magoffin’s brother-in-law and best friend. Uncle Charlie rocks in the rocking chair that he died in long ago, and also opens and closes doors and tinkers with the lights. Also here are a ghostly lady in blue, thought to be Octavia Magoffin, as well as a little girl and a lady in a white Victorian-style dress. Cold breezes and taps on the shoulder have been reported by homestead visitors.
  • The guided tour is very informative. The home is beautiful and a must see on a trip to El Paso
  • The Magoffin Home has the most caring staff and represents a jewel in the crown of El Paso history. You won't regret it when you visit.
  • Excellent! !
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