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602 W University Dr A, Edinburg, TX 78539

The Museum of South Texas History

The Museum of South Texas History

200 North Closner Boulevard, Edinburg, TX, United States 78541

(956) 383-6911

See the largest collection of exhibits and artifacts covering South Texas' fantastic-but-true history. MSTH exhibits give a broad overview of the region, from prehistoric tribes through Spanish exploration and colonization, the Mexican War, Rio Grande steamboat era, Civil War, early ranching and farming, border wars and more. Partially housed in the 1910 County Jail, MSTH includes a hangman's trap used for a public execution in 1913. In 1970, the former jail became the first building for the museum. MSTH vividly preserves and presents the borderland heritage of Northeastern Mexico and South Texas. An historical archive is available for researchers. Located at 200 North Closner Blvd. on the Courthouse Square in Edinburg.

Tuesday - Saturday 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Sunday 1 p.m. to 5 p.m.
Small admission fee ($7.00 adults; $5.00 seniors and students; $4 children 4-12 years of age)
Free Admission on Saturdays from 10:00-12:00 (excluding special events)