407 West Travis St.
Marshall, TX 75670
GPS: N32° 32' 29.8" W94° 22' 15.4"
Nestled in the heart of Marshall’s museums and cultural activities, Starr Family Home State Historic Site is composed of several elegant structures that map the 150-year history of the Starr family in Texas. Period furnishings, clothing, and antiques trace the transition of the buildings through four generations of the Starr family in Texas history.
Are you interested in history? Need community service hours for your job or school club? Just want to be involved?
Come and find out what volunteering at the Starr Family Home State...
October is Texas Archeology Month!
Come and learn how to properly clean and care for gravestones with Rusty Brenner of Cemetery Preservation Supply, then stay for a twilight tour of the historic Greenwood Cemetery. The workshop and tour...
Come and enjoy Starr Family Home's 8th Annual Victorian Fair! Admission is free and visitors are welcome to join in on:
• Outdoor games
• Living history demonstrations
• Arts and crafts
• Blacksmith demonstrations...
From the Blog
By Barbara Judkins, Site Manager, Starr Family Home State Historic Site
The Starr Family Home’s newest exhibit, Four Generations of Finery, showcases examples of the family’s exquisite home furnishings, art glass, and collections of ceramics and silver. From the time Maplecroft, the home of Frank and Clara Starr, was completed in 1871 until the property was donated to the state in 1985...
By Megan Maxwell and Barbara Judkins, Starr Family Home
The Starr Family Home State Historic Site in Marshall was recently awarded the Lucille Terry Preservation Award by the East Texas Historical Association (ETHA) and the Texas Forestry Museum. The award—given for the site’s preservation work on Maplecroft, the 1871 home of the James Franklin Starr family—is named for Mrs. Lucille...
By Barbara Judkins, Starr Family Home Site Manager
A restored portrait of George Clapp once more graces the parlor walls of Maplecroft, the 1871 home of Frank and Clara Starr. Clapp’s portrait is one of 12 portraits in Starr Family Home State Historic Site’s collection, which depicts the first three generations of the Starr family and dates from the mid-19th century. It is the second...