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Address: 211 S. Lanana St., Nacogdoches, TX 75961
Phone Number: 936-564-7351
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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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Visited with ancestors of the original owners..

...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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 23, 2015
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Houston, Texas
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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 

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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

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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.

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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.

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houston
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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 

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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.

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Waxahachie, Texas
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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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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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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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