Magoffin Home State Historic Site, El Paso

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#3 of 6 in Historic Sites in El Paso
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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  • The Magoffin State Home is spread over two sites which are opposite each other. Your first stop is the Visitor's Centre where they have a small exhibition and video to watch as well as a little gift s...  more »
  • Travel is worthwhile, many Mexican-American history, you can take it in English or in Spanish, was the time I went with a friend, and tour was private! further that the cost is super low to know a beautiful old House, from adobe, full of history, recommend it if you're El Paso, nothing like going cycling there haha.
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  • This house and it's contents represent the history of El Paso and the early settlement of the Southwest in general. It is a beautiful house, very well preserved, because the descendants/owners recogni...  more »
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  • Nice place to visit and learn about the history of the area. Nice visitor center. The guided tours are very informative. The place does have very nice furniture and paintings. The grounds are also very nice. The new visitor has been a very nice addition to the place. Good place to spend a few hours on a week-end.
  • The experience was incredibly nice especially with the nice staff members and tour guides. The house itself is really interesting along with the history behind the house.
  • In order to tour this beautiful home, stop by the visitor center across the street. Tours take about 45 minutes. While extremely informative, the tour could use a bit of polishing. I would call this a must-see for anyone in El Paso.
  • As a guest in El Paso, it was very interesting to learn about the family that had such a positive influence on this city. Touring an actual Adobe home made in the 1800s was really interesting. Our guide was really knowledgeable and the cost to tour was very reasonable.
  • Beautiful historic house, neat hiatory, friendly staff, and especially nice when done up at Christmas.

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