We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
Improve this listing
Sponsored by:
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Your filters are still active.
There are no pins in your viewport. Try moving the map or changing your filters.
Sponsored by:
Get directions
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.
read more

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

Read all 29 reviews
Visitor rating
  • 18
    Excellent
  • 10
    Very good
  • 1
    Average
  • 0
    Poor
  • 0
    Terrible
Beautiful place

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 30, 2015
maryeverson
,
San Angelo, Texas
Add Photo

29 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Your overall rating of this attraction
Roll over, then click to rate
  Click to rate
Date | Rating
  • English first
  • Any
English first
San Angelo, Texas
Level Contributor
33 reviews
16 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
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.

Was this review helpful? Yes
houston
Level Contributor
29 reviews
13 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
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.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Nacogdoches, Texas
Level Contributor
74 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 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 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Houston, Texas
Level Contributor
279 reviews
87 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 103 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.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Waxahachie, Texas
2 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 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 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Texas
Level Contributor
70 reviews
17 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 94 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 

Was this review helpful? Yes
The Woodlands, Texas
Level Contributor
115 reviews
56 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 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.

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Shamrock, Texas
Level Contributor
154 reviews
38 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 113 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.

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Nacogdoches, Texas
Level Contributor
59 reviews
41 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 50 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 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Jax, FL
Level Contributor
289 reviews
119 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 132 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 

Was this review helpful? Yes 1

Travelers who viewed Sterne Hoya House Museum also viewed

 

Been to Sterne Hoya House Museum? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Additional Information about Sterne Hoya House Museum

Address: Address: 211 S. Lanana St., Nacogdoches, TX 75961
Phone Number: 936-564-7351
Location: United States  >  Texas (TX)  >  Nacogdoches

Owners: What's your side of the story?

Register now for free — and start getting automatic notification of new reviews, responding to traveler feedback, adding new photos to your listing and much more.

Manage your listing

Questions & Answers

Questions? Get answers from Sterne Hoya House Museum staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do I have to buy a ticket for my infant?
  • How do I get there using public transportation?
  • Is there a restaurant or café onsite?