Texarkana Museums System

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WELCOME to the Texarkana Museums System

The Texarkana Museums System offers four fun and fascinating ways to explore Texarkana’s past, present and future. TMS operates the Museum of Regional History, the Draughon-Moore “Ace of Clubs” House, P.J. Ahern Home and the Discovery Place Children’s Museum in historic downtown Texarkana. Scroll down and click a museum building to begin exploring!


Victorian Past -Times Series: Cross-Stitch

What: Learn a favorite Victorian past-time by participating in this ½ day workshop.

Where: Ace of Clubs House Carriage House, 420 Pine Street, Texarkana, Texas

When: Saturday, February 15, 2014, 10 a.m. to 12 p.m.

Cost: $15.00 per participant, all materials provided

Ages: Appropriate for participants ages 16 and older

Reservations required by February 8th,

Limited to 15 participants.

For more information, please call 903-793-4831 and ask for Melissa.

Museum of Regional History


219 State Line Avenue

Texarkana’s first and oldest museum houses a variety of historical collections depicting the history of the region from the time of the Caddo through the founding of Texarkana and beyond. Interactive exhibits explore the musical history of the region and tell the story of native son Scott Joplin, the “Father of Ragtime.” MoRH is also the home of the Wilbur Smith Research Library. Call for information on holiday closings.


Tuesday - Saturday: 10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Please click link on menu at top left or call for information on group tours and rates.

Call for information on holiday closings.

See links at left for information on the Wall of Honor.

Discovery Place Children's Museum

215 Pine Street

Discovery Place will be

CLOSED Sept. 10-13, 2013

for a new exhibit installation.

OPEN on September 14 featuring

"Science on the Move!"

Visitors step back in time through giant prehistoric animal murals and explore the wonders of life in the living science lab. Exhibits explore health, sound, motion, electricity, astronomy and other sciences. Children can play in replicas of a 1900 general store and a 1920 kitchen. There is a special “Tot’s Spot" for visitors under the age of 4.  Our featured permanent exhibits inclue a interactive 12 foot Sound Wall, an interactive Tinkering Studio and our spectacular one-of-a-kind Musical Tesla Coils.

Regular Hours: 

Tuesday - Saturday

 10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Musical Tesla Coils Performance Times:

11 a.m.

1 p.m.

3 p.m.

Admission: $4.50 per person, children aged 4 and under are free.

Please click link on menu at top left or call for information on group tours and rates.

Call for information on holiday closings.

Draughon-Moore Ace of Clubs House

The Ace of Clubs House has its own Facebook Page! Like The Ace of Clubs.

420 Pine Street

This 1885 Italianate Victorian home is a National Register property and a Recorded Texas Historical Landmark. Built in the shape of a club, with three octagonal wings and an rectangular wing, this house is considered one of the most unique in the country. It has been featured in several publications and broadcasts including HGTV’s “Christmas Castles” and “Bob Villa’s Guide to Historic Homes.”

Touring Schedule

Tuesday - Friday Hours:

Tours by Appointment: call 903-793-4831

Or Email: aceofclubs@texarkanamuseums.org

Ask for Melissa Nesbitt

Saturday Hours:

10 a.m. - 4 p.m.

Tour Times:

10:15 a.m.

11:45 a.m.

1:30 p.m.

3:00 p.m.

 Guided tours only; "walk throughs" are not allowed.

Please click link on menu at top left or call for information on rates.

Call for information on holiday and event closings.

Patrick J. Ahern House

403 Laurel Street

Texarkana, Arkansas

Open by appointment for group tours of 10 people or more.

Flexible tour times. Call 903-793-4831 to schedule a tour or for prices.

Available for events, meetings, workshops, weddings, entertainment programs, etc.

How to Find the TMS Museums

All three museum buildings are within walking distance of one another and easily accessible from the major highways and the interstate. Locally, we are two blocks from the downtown bus stop and easily visible from State Line Avenue.

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