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Texas Pecos Trail Region

Participant in the Texas Historical Commission's
Texas Heritage Trails Program

Del Rio: Whitehead Memorial Museum


An irrigation canal fl ows through a village of historic structures called Whitehead Memorial Museum. The oldest is the 1870 Perry Store, containing living quarters, period artifacts and military memorabilia. A 1905 wood-frame office has exhibits on Black Seminole Scouts and high-powered 1920s border radio stations. Nearby is the 1925 offi ce of Dr. Simon Rodriguez, the town’s first Hispanic physician. A log cabin and blacksmith shop rekindle pioneer times, and a rustic barn shows Native American artifacts. Antique farm equipment and a windmill dot the shady grounds. “Law West of the Pecos” Judge Roy Bean and his son are buried on site, near dioramas depicting his life and a replica of his Jersey Lilly saloon/courtroom.


Location

  • 1308 South Main St.
  • Del Rio, Texas
  • 78840

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Hours & Fees

  • Tuesday - Saturday 10 a.m.- 6 p.m. and Sunday 1 - 5 p.m.

  • Adults: $5, Seniors & Military (w/ID): $4, Children (Ages 6-17): $3, Children (5 and younger): Free


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