Such a big exhibit that it takes two Museums and the Keepers Cottage to house it!
On display at the Treasures of the Gulf Museum, including a children’s section and 2-10 minute films and in the Port Isabel Historical Museum, the RGV Civil War Trail exhibit features artifacts, hands-on exhibits and more that illustrate the importance of the Rio Grande Valley in this national story. The five-county region along the Rio Grande [river] between Brownsville and Laredo served as a significant point of contention as skirmishes between both Union and Confederate forces erupted along the border. And it is an important facet of American History that the last land battle of the Civil War was fought along the Mexican border at Palmito Ranch near Brownsville, Texas.
Visit ALL exhibit locations! Now on display through August 30. Bilingual.
Admission applies. Combination tickets are available at the Chamber of Commerce/Visitor Center in the Keeper’s Cottage [421 E. Queen Isabella Blvd.] or the Port Isabel Lighthouse or the Treasures of the Gulf Museum or the Port Isabel Historical Museum in the Champion Building [317 E. Railroad Ave.]
For more information: call 956/943-7602. Group tours are available with reservation. The Museums are open Tuesday – Saturday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Keeper’s Cottage hours: Monday – Saturday 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.