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Address: 211 S. Lanana St., Nacogdoches, TX 75961
Phone Number: 936-564-7351
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Built circa 1830 by Adolphus Stern, a prominent leader in the fight for...

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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Interesting Texas library

This historic home was owned and occupied by one of the most prominent figures in Texas history. It was interesting to imagine how he and Sam Houston might have made plans for an... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 3 weeks ago
Denton, Texas
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Denton, Texas
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5 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This historic home was owned and occupied by one of the most prominent figures in Texas history. It was interesting to imagine how he and Sam Houston might have made plans for an independent Texas over a bottle (or 2) of wine from the wine cellar below (still accessible). The library is filled with books about Texas, by Texans or... More 

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San Antonio, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2015

Much of this free attraction is in original condition and has many original furnishings. Our private docent was very knowledgeable. She shared local,national and residential history. House includes a browsing library.

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Santo, Texas, United States
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2015

Early villagers of Nacogdoches enjoyed few amenities in life, but their creativity and ingenuity made up for it. Rooms were generously built, compared to tiny log cabins and rock/mud huts of the day. I especially wanted Hoya's wine cellar and am thinking seriously about digging one for myself. It's a living museum of historical characters vital to Texas history and... More 

Thank Randall S
Houston, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015

...we visited on a quiet day with two other families, both from Nacogdoches. One gentleman was related to the Hoya family. The young gentleman guide was knowledgeable and charming. Look at the grain of the wood on the rafters. Our ancestors used very tight grained wood to prevent termites from eating the house. I wish our builders had thought of... More 

Thank Chattykerry
Houston, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2015

This is a must stop for those interested in the story of how Tejas came to be Texas. Many of the protaganists lived here, stayed here, met here. The home is well preserved and restored. The docent is very knowledgeable and weaves the history of the house together with the history of the families and the history of Texas

Thank cgny1fwd
Nacogdoches, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015

The Sterne Hoya Museum has a lot of Nacogdoches history. My grandsons like the root cellar. This is a must see if you're ever in Nacogdoches.

Thank PattiFireflies
San Angelo, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2015

It was a very interesting and beautiful old house. There was some very nice antique furniture in the house we really enjoyed seeing. The young lady who showed us around was very nice and knew a lot about the history. We enjoyed it very much.

Thank maryeverson
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2015

Step into this little museum and step back into early Texas history. Loved hearing (and seeing) historical items of some of the earliest Texas settlers.

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Nacogdoches, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2015

My uncles were visiting from Germany so we visited since Adolph Sterne was a German immigrant. The hostess (tour guide) was an SFA history major and she was great! She was very knowledgeable and enjoyed her job, making our visit super nice. This house has so much history and a lot of antiques and momentos from days past. We thoroughly... More 

Thank CREED2013
Houston, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015

We learned a lot during our visit to this dog trot house. Lots of nice antiques to see there. The docent was very informative too.

Thank houstonnative47

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