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Republic of the Rio Grande Museum

1005 Zaragoza St, Laredo, TX 78040-5940
+1 956-727-3480
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Cool little museum with interesting history

Interesting historical building with info about the short lived Republic of the Rio Grande. Its... read more

Reviewed 29 June 2017
AC66
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Chicago, Illinois
Educational

A small museum with some great things to look at. $4.00 to go in but you have three small rooms to... read more

Reviewed 15 February 2017
Rebecca B
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The Republic of the Rio Grande(R) Museum is housed in one of Laredo's oldest structures located on San Agustin Plaza in downtown Laredo. The museum is a Mexican vernacular structure, constructed in 1830 with an 1860 addition. It was once the home of Bartolome Garcia, prominent rancher and mayor of Laredo. According to tradition, in 1840, the structure served as the capitol of the Republic of the Rio Grande. The Museum is considered a historic house museum which features displays recreating an authentic c.1830 Home in Laredo. The building is a Recorded Texas Historical Landmark and a Contributing Structure to the San Agustin National Register District. Along with its neighbors, San Agustin Cathedral and La Posada Hotel, the museum forms a triangle of the most visited historic landmarks in the city.
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29 Jun 2017
“Cool little museum with interesting history”
15 Feb 2017
“Educational”
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1005 Zaragoza St, Laredo, TX 78040-5940
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+1 956-727-3480
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Reviewed June 29, 2017

Interesting historical building with info about the short lived Republic of the Rio Grande. Its easy to get in and out. Very inexpensive and only take about 30 minutes to see everything. Enjoyable for a quick visit and learn about something most people have never...More

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Reviewed February 15, 2017

A small museum with some great things to look at. $4.00 to go in but you have three small rooms to look at. I thought it was educational. I would recommend for smaller groups.

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Reviewed January 21, 2017

Learned a lot about Laredo and the Rio Grande history. Its a must go if you're in Laredo and appreciate history. Very small but cozy and the attendant is very friendly and courteous , little shop for memorabilia. Great location in Downtown Area.

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Reviewed October 18, 2016

7 flags flew over Laredo-one for only 10 month. Seeking to duplicate Texas' independence from Mexico, 3 Rio grand provinces declared their's in 1836. They established Laredo as the capitol. Mexico took the area back by force, and Texas was unwilling to come to the...More

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Reviewed September 15, 2016

There is nothing at eye level to tell you that you have arrived. But, if you look up, you'll see this itty bitty sign. What's presented here is good, but it needs more, a lot more. This "museum" falls into the category of " It's...More

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Reviewed May 25, 2016

The Republic of the Rio Grande Museum is set inside an ole home from the the early 1800s. It has many period artifacts set in the three rooms of the house.

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Reviewed May 24, 2016

Small but very interesting. The museum houses items from early Laredo families. There are also pictures and it is housed at La Posada Hotel.

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Reviewed May 1, 2016 via mobile

I drove all the way to Laredo from San Antonio to see the museum. Unfortunately there was a sign in the door stating that they would be right back. We walked around for a half hour waiting and they never did come back so we...More

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Reviewed March 2, 2016 via mobile

We were in Laredo for a family wedding and stayed at the La Posada Hotel. The museum is right next door. We arranged to take the historic tour of the San Augustine Plaza and surroundings. Our tour guide, Edwardo, did an amazing job. He is...More

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Reviewed October 15, 2015

You step out of the hot Laredo sun and step back in time. Housed in an old home from Laredo's early days, the museum has quite a few period artifacts.

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