Nestled in the heart of Marshall’s museums and cultural activities, Starr Family Home State Historic Site is composed of several elegant structures that map the 150-year history of the Starr family in Texas. Period furnishings, clothing, and antiques trace the transition of the buildings through four generations of the Starr family in Texas history.

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407 West Travis St. 
Marshall, TX 75670 
Contact us
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Tuesday to Saturday 
10 a.m.–4 p.m.

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Adult $5
Senior/Veteran/Teacher/First Responder $3
Child (6-17) $2
Child (5 and under) Free
Family (2 adults & 1 child) $12, each additional child $1

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Public Tours  
Special Events  
School Programs

Parlor inside the Star Family Home

Plan Your Visit

Visitors can tour the 1871 Greek Revival home and learn about the Starr family, who lived there and helped settle more than a third of Texas.

Bedroom inside the Star Family Home

Starr Family Home History

Born in 1809, Dr. James Harper Starr moved to Nacogdoches, Texas on January 17, 1837, with his wife Harriet J. Johnson, with whom he had five children.

Front of Star Family Home

Event Rentals

We are pleased to offer rentals of the Blake House, the grounds within the white picket fence, and the gazebo and south lot for your event. 

Starr Family Home in the Blog

Picture of a black and yellow doll's dress

Dolled Up

See some examples of doll's clothing made at the Starr Family Home.

Portrait of a man in a suit

Cotton and the Clapps

Meet the Clapp and Starr families, important players in the cotton trade of the mid 1800s.

Picture of various silver items

A Sterling Collection

Learn about the history behind the extensive silver collection at the Starr Family Home.