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Address: 515 N. Mound, Nacogdoches, TX 75961
Phone Number: 936-564-7351
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Description: It is the only original building of a university chartered by the Republic...
It is the only original building of a university chartered by the Republic of Texas still standing and is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. It has been in continuous use for school purposes except for two years during and after the Civil War. The building was then used as a hospital and quarters for Confederate soldiers. Now it is a museum and contains period furnishings and artifacts from its earlier days.
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Beautiful architecture, interesting aritifacts inside

The displays in each room tell stories from multiple time periods, and really give you a feel for what life was like for those who lived there. This is great for kids 8 and up... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed September 1, 2015
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Nacogdoches, Texas
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Nacogdoches, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

The displays in each room tell stories from multiple time periods, and really give you a feel for what life was like for those who lived there. This is great for kids 8 and up. There is even a schoolroom area.

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Holtsville, New York
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

Historical building with placards explaining the history of the building as well as the local area of Nacogdoches.

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Webster, Texas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015

If you're a history person or an SFA student, you should visit this place. It won't take long to stop in but it's very cool and informational on the inside.

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Houston, Texas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2015

It is small, but the building is interesting. There is an eclectic set of artifacts. Examples that caught my eye were a photograph of 1923 Rotary Club function honoring 17 Confederate veterans (not PC this week!), and a photograph of an ad for a Studebaker Six offered by a dealer named Roland Jones, who I assume is the same Roland... More 

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Nacogdoches, TX
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015

Good place to spend an hour or two of time learning about local history. They have some great docents that can tell you all sorts of stories about the items and people in the area. First floor used for receptions and parties and is well-restored. Second floor is partially setup as an old schoolroom still. Kids liked to see how... More 

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The Woodlands, Texas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015

We visited on a saturday. I'm so glad it was open. Lovely place, full of history. A nice lady gave us an awesome tour and told us a lot about the history of the place. Very inspiring.

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Shamrock, Texas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 84 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015

We went through here on a Saturday and had the lovely lady guide and the building all to ourselves. It is rich in history and the lady knew just about everything one could want to know. The staircase is one of only a few "floating staircases" in Texas. The downstairs is nicely restored and used for weddings, etc. The upstairs... More 

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Nacogdoches, Texas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2014

This place is packed full of amazing history! It exhibits more than historical artifacts but knowing this is where it all happened makes you feel the effects of what Texas History is all about.

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Nacogdoches, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

We love Old University Building. You can tour the building on Saturday's. We love to have wedding showers, weddings, etc. The ladies are great to work with.

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Jax, FL
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 138 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2014

Built in the 1850's, in a Greek Temple design, it is referred to as " the mother of education in Texas." Local residents underwrote the expenses in building it. In 1904 it was deeded to the Nacogdoches school district. In the 1960's it became the charge of the local woman's clubs. There are period furnishings and special affects from earlier... More 

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