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Sterne Hoya House Museum

211 S. Lanana St., Nacogdoches, TX 75961
936-564-7351
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Ranked #2 of 17 Attractions in Nacogdoches
Type: Historic Sites, Museums
Owner description: Built circa 1830 by Adolphus Stern, a prominent leader in the fight for Texas Independence. Free...
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Type: Historic Sites, Museums
Owner description: Built circa 1830 by Adolphus Stern, a prominent leader in the fight for Texas Independence. Free Admission. Hours: Tues-Sat 10 a.m.-4 p.m.

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Nacogdoches, Texas
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33 reviews 33 reviews
23 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

I dont know much about the history of Sterne Hoya House. It is a home very big on history as judged by my tour of the building. The house is full of antique furniture and an antique arrangement of artifacts throughout the house. I was impressed with the library that was a large room full of old books stacked in... More 

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Jax, FL
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105 attraction reviews
88 helpful votes 88 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2014

This 1830's " dog trot" style home is extremely significant to this town. The home was originally built by Adolphus Sterne, who was from Germany, and very instrumental with the Independence of Texas, financing the Texas revolution. When Texas became a state, he served in both houses of the state legislature. He hosted many important people of the time, from... More 

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Houston, Texas
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44 reviews 44 reviews
25 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2014

This one house holds so much Texas history! From Sam Houston finding peace treaty with the Indian chief to being baptized in the Catholic faith in one of the rooms in the home! So much more I can't even remember all of it its a must see!

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San Antonio, Texas
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45 reviews 45 reviews
9 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014

the house was interesting with great history tour, It helped make the town come alive. Free tour. has library of books for study. Wine cellar.

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Fort Worth, Texas
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56 reviews 56 reviews
8 attraction reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014

This home is restored to its 1830s splendor and must have been a grand place back in its day. The tour was presented by a very knowledgeable young lady who knew her history. Davy Crockett stayed in this house for several days just before he headed to the Alamo. There's lots to see here from the wine cellar in the... More 

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Slaton, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014

Went through the museum and was great to see the house built in 1830 and all the furniture that was made in that time era. Steven Austin was baptized in the parlor and Davy Crocket spent two weeks in that house. I loved the big wide porch and the grounds were so pretty also.

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Huffman, Texas
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7 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2014

Once again, the docent at the Sterne Hoya House had a complete grasp of the history affiliated with the property. The information relayed gave us an appreciation of the oldest town in the state of Texas. This home is part of the walking tour of the historic downtown area and adds to the interest of the town of Nacogdoches.

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Bonnerdale
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2013

I have always loved anything historical so of course I have to visit the oldest homes in Nacogdoches. Fascinating history of course. I love to close my eyes and imagine what it was like to stand where our ancestors stood. Plan to go again in the spring of 2014.

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Round Rock, Texas
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34 reviews 34 reviews
13 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2013

What an inviting home with a tremendous Texas story to tell through the lives of early settlers. The docent was excellent.

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Dallas, Texas, United States
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6 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2013

I dearly love this place. So much of Nacogdoches history in one place. And the docents are jewels; they can answer just about any question regarding the house and the folks who lived there at one time. It is very, very interesting. Though being old, I wouldn't suggest a visit in the middle of the summer; it's just too warm... More 

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