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Address: 211 S. Lanana St., Nacogdoches, TX 75961
Phone Number: 936-564-7351
Description: 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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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.

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 10, 2015
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houston
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29 reviews 29 reviews
13 attraction reviews
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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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74 reviews 74 reviews
9 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
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 

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Houston, Texas
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79 attraction reviews
99 helpful votes 99 helpful votes
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.

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Waxahachie, Texas
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2015

Our tour guide was fantastic. She was personable and knowledgeable about the house. We were free to roam around after the tour was over. One of the highlights was being able to read from the diary of Mr. Sterne who lived in the home during the early part of Texas' independence. I enjoyed it so much I even purchased a... More 

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Texas
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71 reviews 71 reviews
17 attraction reviews
95 helpful votes 95 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2015

We love old Texas architecture and this is a good example. Our friendly tour guide was Emily. The house is owned by the city, so this is a free tour. (They do have a donation box.) Good examples of pioneer Texas living, complete with furnishings, many from the family and from other local sources. Great History! By the way, Sam... More 

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The Woodlands, Texas
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115 reviews 115 reviews
56 attraction reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015

This Dog Trot style house is full of history, antique furniture and artifacts. Our guide was a wonderful young woman, told us a lot about every room and piece of furniture and displays. she was very knowledgeable. Its free but donations are welcome. I would highly recommend visiting this place if you are in town.

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Shamrock, Texas
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154 reviews 154 reviews
38 attraction reviews
109 helpful votes 109 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2015

The lady at the museum was very informative and very helpful. The museum is very well maintained and truly a step back in time. I spent a lot of time in their library looking at Nacogdoches and Texas history.

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Nacogdoches, Texas
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46 helpful votes 46 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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119 attraction reviews
126 helpful votes 126 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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62 reviews 62 reviews
25 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 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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