Museum of South Texas History, Edinburg

#138 of 604 in Museums in Texas
The Museum of South Texas History is accredited by the American Alliance of Museums. It is located in downtown Edinburg at 200 North Closner Boulevard on the Hidalgo County Courthouse square. Hours of operation are from 1-5 p.m. Sunday and 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Tuesday-Saturday. Founded in 1967 as the Hidalgo County Historical Museum in the 1910 Hidalgo County Jail, the museum has grown over the decades through a series of expansions to occupy a full city block. In 2003 following the completion of a 22,500 square foot expansion, the museum was renamed the Museum of South Texas History to better reflect its regional scope. Today, the museum preserves and presents the borderland heritage of South Texas and Northeastern Mexico through its permanent collection and the Margaret H. McAllen Memorial Archives and exhibits spanning prehistory through the 20th century. For more information about MOSTHistory, including becoming a FRIEND, visit, like us on Facebook, follow on Twitter, connect on LinkedIn, find on Google+ or call +1-956-383-6911.


Adults (ages 18+): $7

Seniors w/ ID (ages 62+): $5

Active Military w/ ID: $5

Students w/ ID (ages 13+): $5

Children (ages 4-12): $4

Children (ages 3 and under): Free

FRIENDS of MOSTHistory: Free

Before noon on Saturdays*: Free

*Excludes Special Events


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  • It takes in the areas history from prehistoric times with a fantastic skeleton of a mammoth right through to the 1960s with a record of Bill Hayley and the Comets. The videos and well annotated exhibi...  more »
  • Has some time to kill while in Edinburg and saw the Museum of South Texas History so I stopped in. It's not a huge museum but they had some really cool exhibits. Lots of antique firearms and memorabil...  more »
  • Absolutely awesome place to visit. It's been years since we've been here and don't know why we waited so long. Tons of historical information and displays. My husband and I are both old enough to remember a lot of the events that took place over the years. We brought our granddaughter today and she really enjoyed it. Staff are very very friendly and helpful.
  • I spent most of the day there just soaking up the history of South Texas,especially the Rio Grande. I've lived in the valley most of my life and i never knew we had so much history. It's a good place for the family.

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