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Sterne Hoya House Museum

211 S. Lanana St., Nacogdoches, TX 75961
936-564-7351
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Ranked #4 of 18 attractions in Nacogdoches
Type: Historic Sites
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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Slaton, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014 NEW

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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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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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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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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Nacogdoches
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2013

Very well-done and beautifully kept. Sam Houston was here, and here he "converted" to Catholicism. Excellent collection of older history.

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nacogdoches, texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2013

Texas' first wine cellar is housed below the tremendous library. Plus famous historical subjects from Sam Houston to Davy Crockett have been entertained on the property.

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Bay City, Michigan
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2013

We stopped by to learn a little Nacogdoches history. It is a small museum and library. Admission is free. It is located right near the historic downtown. The yard is gorgeous with large shade trees, flowering shrubs. I could sit on the wide front porch all day, but they provide no chairs for doing so, nor benches in the yard.... More

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Conroe, Texas, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2013

We really enjoyed comparing the 1890s home we own in Connecticut with this house. That may well have increased the level of interest we had in the home. It is well preserved and the docent was able to answer most of our questions.

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College Station, Texas
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2013

A very friendly and knowledgable docent gave us an interesting tour and discussion. This is a good place for folks who are interested in east Texas history. Probably not so much for the younger children. Plan to spend about 30 minutes to an hour

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