About Us

The JHSM housed in a historical building

The museum, constructed in 1888 - 1890 as a Federal Courthouse and Post Office, remaining in use until 1961. It was purchased by the Jefferson Historical Society in 1965 to be the permanent home of JHSM.  

Mission of JHSM

The JHSM was formed for historical and literary purposes, including the discovery, collection and preservation of books, pamphlets, maps, genealogies, portraits, paintings, relics, manuscripts, letters, journals, and and all articles and materials which pertain and relate to the history of Jefferson and Marion County, Texas, especially as it relates to its early history when Jefferson played such an important past in the life and development of Texas and the Southwest, and thus to arouse and perpetuate a knowledge of and interest in local history. 

Museum Admission

  • Children 5 and under - Free
  • Youth (6 -12 yrs,) Museum $3, Model Train only $2, Combo $4
  • Teen (13-17 yrs.)  Museum $4, Model Train only $3, Combo $6
  • Adult (18-61 yrs.) Museum $7, Model Train only $5. Combo $10
  • Senior Citizens (62 & up) Museum $5, Model Train only $4, Combo $8
  • Veterans Free
  • Museum Members Free

Museum Membership

  • Individual $25
  • Family $25
  • Corporate $75
  • Sustaining $100
  • Patron $250
  • Benefactor $1000

Benefits of membership

  • Free Admission to JHSM
  • Quarterly Newsletters
  • Notification of special events



Year-round Hours

Open Daily 9:30 am - 4:30 PM

Closed

  • New Year's Day
  • Easter Sunday
  • Thanksgiving Day
  • Christmas Eve Day
  • Christmas Day