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 
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10 a.m.–4 p.m.

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Ages 5 & Under Free  
Adults $4 
Seniors $3 
Youth (ages 6-17), College Students, Adult Tour Groups $3 
Family Fee (2 adults/1 child) $8  
School Groups $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. 

Events at Starr Family Home

Past and Play Picnics: FREE monthly family activities.

Pack your picnic lunch and come join us for our monthly family activity, Marbling Magic: Paper Marbling, absolutely FREE!