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Port Isabel Historical Museum

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Very interesting

Very interesting. Lots of things to look at and to read about. It’s a two story building. It’s a... read more

Reviewed April 23, 2018
Tulsa, Oklahoma
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Thursday, April 5th visit.

My wife and I visited the PIHM, along with the Treasures of the Gulf Museum, around 11:45am on... read more

Reviewed April 17, 2018
iowa city, ia
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  • Average18%
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“texas history”(4 reviews)
“gift shop”(4 reviews)
“lighthouse”(14 reviews)
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317 E Railroad Ave, Port Isabel, TX 78578-4107
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Reviewed July 22, 2018

There is a lot of good information on this part of the country. However, I don't think they have updated the museum in years. They have very old--worn out--hard to see videos showing on 1990 model televisions. A bunch of the displays don't work either....More

1  Thank slas86
Reviewed June 16, 2018

The only reason you stop there is because you are visiting the lighthouse. Mostly printed posters on the walls. Friendly staff, and free. But not that much to see.

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Reviewed April 23, 2018 via mobile

Very interesting. Lots of things to look at and to read about. It’s a two story building. It’s a short walk across the street from the lighthouse

Thank mphy
Reviewed April 17, 2018

My wife and I visited the PIHM, along with the Treasures of the Gulf Museum, around 11:45am on April 5th. These visits were part of the 3 site visit card we purchased at the visitors center near the base of the lighthouse. I thought both...More

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Reviewed January 17, 2018

This is a nice museum for the money. Displays are easy to read. There is a good mix of artifacts, pictures, signage and videos.

Thank John F
Reviewed July 18, 2017

This is great for those that are into history , tell alot about the area that I didn't know even after having visited several times . beautiful artwork

Thank Aquiles O
Reviewed July 4, 2017

Looks good but they are not open Sunday or Monday, so we could not see it. I like closed on Sunday but for a musem in Port Isabel it may not be the wisest choice.

Thank DavidWarmke
Reviewed May 25, 2017

This museum is obviously ran on a shoestring by very dedicated volunteers. Please tip generously. As a native Texan, I thought I knew a little about Texas history but was educated on the important events in South Texas. Figure a full hour to go thru...More

1  Thank Dan L
Reviewed January 9, 2017

Had some trouble finding the place, but once there I enjoyed the visit. It has a nice overview of the Texas history. With a lot of interesting items not only about Texas but also about the history of the building.

Thank Henk E
Reviewed October 28, 2016

A little hard to find from the parking lot but worth the effort. There a 3 museums in the small area. Covers pre-historic to present day with good emphasis on Mexican-American War.

Thank den979
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