Right now, we’re all experiencing a touch of cabin fever. Instead of going out, we’re relying on grocery delivery and free fast-food delivery, but we’re all a bit weary of staying indoors. Thanks to these virtual tours, though, you won’t have to leave the comfort of your bed to visit and enjoy the Los Portales Museum or experience the spooks of the Magoffin Home firsthand.
Los Portales Museum
The museum is housed in an 1850s Territorial Style building in El Paso’s Mission Valley. Its exhibits focus on the rich and colorful historical legacies of San Elizario, including the “First Thanksgiving,” the Spanish presidio, the San Elizario Salt War of 1877, and the first county seat of El Paso county.
Magoffin Home State Historic Site
A striking adobe structure, the Magoffin Home State Historic Site explores the stories of a multicultural family who actively participated in U.S. expansion and settlement, military service, trade on the Santa Fe–Chihuahua Trail, Civil War turmoil and U.S.–Mexico relations. The 1875 home is a prime example of Territorial style architecture.