Magoffin Home State Historic Site

Mountain Trail Region
1120 Magoffin Ave. El Paso, TX 79901 (915) 533-5147

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 part of the Magoffin Historic District and is one of the oldest surviving adobe structures in the area.

The 1.5-acre site offers a glimpse of the past as visitors explore its lovely grounds and renovated rooms. The historical significance of the home lies in its unique architecture and in the history of the Magoffins and their descendants who lived in the home for more than 100 years. A multicultural family, they were active and influential participants in their community, served during military conflicts and witnessed important historic events. Their home is a prime example of Territorial style architecture and features a center courtyard and peaceful landscape. Numerous authentic artifacts including furniture, textiles, photographs, art and documents are on display in the home. These are supplemented with period pieces to give a more complete view of what the home looked like in different time periods.

The Magoffin Home State Historic Site, a Texas Historical Commission property, is a Recorded Texas Historic Landmark and is in the National Register of Historic Places. It is El Paso’s only house museum.


Magoffin Home State Historic Site

1120 Magoffin Ave. El Paso, TX 79901