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Magoffinhome State Historic Site

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1120 Magoffin Ave El Paso TX 79901
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(915) 533-5147
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This 19-room Territorial-style adobe home near downtown El Paso was erected in 1875 by early El Paso pioneer Joseph Magoffin, and occupied by the Magoffin family for 110 years. The city of El Paso grew out of Magoffinsville, a town started by this prominent and powerful family that vastly influenced the area by encouraging trade, organizing area merchants, establishing perhaps the first alfalfa...

Built in 1875 for Joseph Magoffin, a pioneer leader who helped guide the city through its chaotic Wild West days, this is El Paso's only historic house museum open to the public. A recommended hour-long tour for the history buff, the house is a prime example of Territorial architecture, with an adobe structure and Greek revival accents. Many original furnishings are still in place: The...

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Magnificent Magoffin Makes Most

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My good friend from Melchnau, Switzerland, Chris Gafafer-Luthi, has visited our Hidden Gem of the World (Northern & Western Hemisphere) and this site was high on his list of "must-see". Mine, too, except I have too many other "must-do" that have excluded paying attention to this wonderfully important place. I hadn't been here in several years, and was amazed at...

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This is the home of El Paso's 1st mayor. The architecture is unusual in the southwest. Guided tour is $7 and took about 1 hour. After the tour you can walk around the neighborhood to also look at the historical building in El Paso. I went in October on a Saturday morning. It wasn't crowded and weather was nice for...

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A grandiose structure, the Magoffin Home State Historic Site is a vast collection of artifacts used by the Magoffin family centuries ago. Furniture, decorative art and other valuable resources of the family are all on display here. Built in 1875, the site still has maintained its old charm. The site has become an integral part of the city's rich history, and an important landmark listed on the...

A replica of an earlier home damaged in a flood in 1868, the 19 room Territorial style Magoffin Home, built by pioneer Joseph Magoffin, is open for tours. The home is filled with original family furnishings and art.

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