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.
Join us as we build miniature adobe homes. Using materials and techniques that made the Magoffin Home, kids will learn how homes were constructed before the railroad delivered brick and lumber.This class will challenge kids' spatial and...
Come find out about all the ways corn was used in the 19th century! Whether it was cooked, used in games, fed to animals, or made into art, corn was a staple for everyday life. Kids will be cooking, playing and crafting, so make sure they are...
Come explore the history of games! Kids have lived in the Magoffin Home for over 80 years, beginning in 1877. Over that time, the games children played have changed. Kids will be both indoors and outside, so make sure they are using sunscreen and...
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—...