1120 Magoffin Ave.
(Visitors Center is at 1117 Magoffin Ave.)
El Paso, Texas 79901
GPS: N31° 45' 46" W106° 28' 39.4"
A striking adobe structure, Magoffin Home State Historic Site explores the stories of a multicultural family who actively participated in U.S. expansion and settlement, military service, trade on the Santa Fe–Chihuahua Trail, Civil War turmoil and U.S.–Mexico relations. The 1875 home is a prime example of Territorial style architecture.
In memory of William Glasgow, Jr., Joseph and Octavia Magoffin's grandson and fencer at West Point MIlitary Academy, we are proud to offer a free hands-on demonstration of fencing. Margaret de Long and her staff at Salle de Long will provide...
Get ready to get dirty as you learn how to build an adobe home just like the Magoffin's! This half-day class is perfect for children ages 8 - 12. Snacks and water will be provided. Please wear clothes that are suitable to working with mud, apply...
Dress up in your Sunday best and join us at the Magoffin Home for tea! Learn all about the best way to serve tea and the expected etiquette for a tea party. Tour the Home and discover what tea time would have meant to fashionable society in El...
From the Blog
By Laura DeNormandie, THC Historic Sites Chief Curator
In 2010, Magoffin Home State Historic Site’s beloved and fine plaster statue of “angelot,” or small angel, was painstakingly reproduced through the collaboration between Site Manager Leslie Bergloff and Richard Glass, an established El Paso sculpture conservator. This careful effort took nine months. Beginning with a review of oral...
By Leslie Bergloff, Magoffin Home Site Manager
Looking intently into each other’s eyes, Lt. William Glasgow and Josephine Magoffin met in Fort Bayard, New Mexico, sometime between April 1892 and May 1895. It was the start of a love affair that would last for 71 years.
Who would have guessed that these two young people—one born in El Paso and the other in Saint Louis, Missouri—...