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El Paso Museum of History

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Address: 510 N. Santa Fe Street, El Paso, TX
Phone Number:
19152123100
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12:00 - 17:00
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Sun 12:00 - 17:00
Tue - Wed 09:00 - 17:00
Thu 09:00 - 21:00
Fri - Sat 09:00 - 17:00
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Established in 1974, this museum contains life-size exhibits depicting El...

Established in 1974, this museum contains life-size exhibits depicting El Paso's history.

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not huge but always changing to present exciting exhibits.

The entrance has an interactive history wall that is worth the visit alone, not to mention folks are invited to submit pictures so it always is new and exciting. The exhibits are... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 days ago
John C
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35 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

The entrance has an interactive history wall that is worth the visit alone, not to mention folks are invited to submit pictures so it always is new and exciting. The exhibits are limited but that is because they are building a museum. Don't get me wrong, its quality over quantity and whomever is curating clearly has a love of the... More 

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Kihei, Hawaii
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Within these walls is the history of El paso . each room tells a story of cowboys and indians, the history of governors and mayors. It will show artifacts and art work that was produced.

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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 September 2016

As an avid museum goer, I was excited to see what this local museum would offer. As I entered into the Women's club exhibition I was shocked that all of the exhibition privileged ideas about traditional gendered experiences (cooking, flowers, fashion shows etc) over any substance about the actions and history Women's club of El Paso. Beyond the founder's contribution... More 

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El Paso, Texas
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 August 2016

This is a small museum, but you can have a really great couple of hours there. There are some interactive activities for small children, and they can touch some of the exhibitions (there are signs for which you can touch and which ones you can not). I really enjoy to learn more about El Paso history, how it began, the... More 

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Thank you for visiting us. We are so happy that you enjoyed yourself. We hope to see you again! More 

Santa Teresa
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 June 2016

Had to be downtown between church services and went to the museum. It was enjoyable and interesting. Did not know that is was available on sundays to view. There was a small crowd but able to take your time and enjoy the pictures and statues and think what the artist was portraying.

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1 Thank paddies2013
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Dear paddies2013, Thank you for your response. We are glad to hear you enjoyed your visit, and would like to invite you to come back again! We have two new exhibits open, "A Giant Story: When Hollywood Came to West Texas" and "Welcome Home El Paso Vietnam Veterans: A Tribute and Recognition to Our Vietnam Veterans". Saturday August 20th we... More 

El Paso, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 June 2016

Good things come in small packages. 2 floors of exhibits, lots of unknown history contained within. Great for the admission--FREE

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1 Thank Ann M
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Dear Ann M, Thank you for your review! We agree, good things do come in small packages! We recently opened two new exhibits "Welcome Home El Paso Vietnam Veterans: A Tribute and Recognition to Our Vietnam Veterans" and "A 'Giant' Story: When Hollywood Came to West Texas". We will be having a family craft day August 20th in partnership with... More 

El Paso, Texas
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 May 2016

This is a nice museum to visit. It is not large, is clean and well displayed. I would combine it with at least one other site visit, as it doesn't take long to view it

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1 Thank Elva J
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Dear Elva J, Thank you for review! We change our exhibits frequently and recently opened two new ones, "A 'Giant' Story: When Hollywood Came to West Texas" and "Welcome Home El Paso Vietnam Veterans: A Tribute and Recognition to Our Vietnam Veterans". Admission is free. We will be having a family craft day in partnership with the El Paso Public... More 

NJ
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 April 2016

This museum is free and located near the Convention Center, the main library and the Chihuahuas (Minor League) baseball stadium. Like the nearby Museum of Art, it manages to take the local environment and local experiences and give them wider meanings that will engage people from all over the world. The emphasis is on a careful selection of well-explained exhibits... More 

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Dear Taughboyne, Thank you for review! We are glad to hear that you enjoyed your visit to our museum. We change our exhibits frequently and recently opened two new ones. Admission is free, and we hope that you will come again. More 

El Paso, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 March 2016 via mobile

If you have some time to spare in downtown El Paso checkout the history museum. It usually has some nice exhibits that are relevant to the area. It is still a work in progress but worth a visit. Best of all, adjacent to the entrance is the Digital wall. It is an amazing interactive computer screen---think 5 giant iPads--- that... More 

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2 Thank ElleaPeagee
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Dear ElleaPeagee, Thank you for your response! We are glad to hear that you enjoyed your visit to our museum! Exhibits change frequently, and we recently opened two new ones, "A 'Giant' Story: When Hollywood Came to West Texas" and "Welcome Home El Paso Vietnam Veterans: A Tribute and Recognition to Our Vietnam Veterans". We will be having a family... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 February 2016

Very unique and informative. An El Paso must see location. Don't come to El Paso without placing The El Paso Museum of History on your list of visits.

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1 Thank Daniel and Sand... B
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Dear DanielaandSandraB, Thank you for your review! We are glad to hear your visit to our museum was pleasant! We hope you comeback soon! More 

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