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.
Celebrate science-fiction like it's 1899! Join us as we discuss Victorian sci-fi over tea and put it in historical context. Give your opinion on some classic books that influenced all modern sci-fi. Please see our reading list for 2019 below. All...
Destress and stretch with Rebecca Hendricks at our Visitor Center. If you are resolved to improve your health, then you won’t want to miss this free yoga class!
Please be on time and bring a mat. Call 915.533.5147 if you have questions about...
Do you love mud pies and being outside? Did you ever wonder how the Magoffin Home was built? Then join us as we get dirty and build a small adobe home! Using the same methods that were used to construct the Magoffin Home, each kid will design,...
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—...