Magoffin Home State Historic Site, El Paso

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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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  • Wonderful to see a historic home preserved so well. This is 6000 s.f. home built in the 1800s, and there is quite a history of family that lived there. The pictures, furniture, grounds, decor all...  more »
  • Definitely take the tour of this historic adobe home. We learned about the history of El Paso through the lives and experiences of this prominent family. The art and antique furnishings really bring.....  more »
  • We went with our Homeschooling group and along with the guided tour we had the opportunity to learn about how adobe bricks are made. The children were able to make some of there own also. The man who did our tour (I forgot his name, sadly) was very friendly, informative and patient with the children. We plan to return for some of the classes that are offered and to be able to take another walk through this wonderful piece of history.
  • Very interesting historic home in one of the oldest parts of El Paso. Our guide knew a lot of the history of the family that originally owned the home. He managed to bring them to life for us. Well worth the hour and a half or so that we spent there.
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