Visitors to the Magoffin Home enjoy touring the interior of a historic adobe building and learning about the history and heritage of the Southwest borderlands through the lives and experiences of a prominent El Paso family. Authentic art and antique furnishings are on display and help transport visitors back in time.
All tours are guided by trained volunteers and staff, who are dedicated to making your visit a fun and informative experience. Most tours last about one hour. Spanish tours are offered Thursday through Saturday; please call ahead for availability.
In addition to the tour, visitors can also enjoy the home’s peaceful landscape, where they can sit and wait for a tour to begin or enjoy a picnic under the canopy of trees.
Visitors should purchase tour tickets at the visitors center, located across the street from the home at 1117 Magoffin Ave. Street parking is available in front of the site or in the visitors center parking lot.
If you are bringing a group of more than 10 people, please schedule a group tour at least two weeks in advance by submitting a tour reservation form. The cost is $4 per person for groups of 10 or more.
Tours of the museum are designed to complement classroom curriculums. Guided school tours are offered Wednesdays through Fridays. Please request a school tour at least two weeks in advance by submitting a tour reservation form. We recommend that you schedule spring tours in the fall. The cost is $1 per person. We will accept a purchase order, check, cash, or credit card.
Magoffin Home is wheelchair accessible.
Restrooms are available at the visitors center. Snacks are available for purchase in the visitors center museum store. We also encourage visitors to bring their own food and drinks and enjoy a picnic on our grounds. Food and drinks are not allowed in the historic structures.
Explore the history and architecture of the Magoffin Historic District with this self-guided walking tour (PDF), which begins at Magoffin Home State Historic Site.
For additional travel and history information, see the following resources: