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Stone Fort Museum

222 Vista Drive, Nacogdoches, TX 75962
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Ranked #10 of 17 Attractions in Nacogdoches
Type: Historic Sites, Museums
Owner description: A 1832 replica of Antonio Gil Y'Barbo's stone house. The museum interprets East Texas and...
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Type: Historic Sites, Museums
Sun 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Tue - Sat 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Owner description: A 1832 replica of Antonio Gil Y'Barbo's stone house. The museum interprets East Texas and Nacogdoches history. Free Admission. Hours: Tues-Sat 9-5. Sunday 1-5.

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Jax, FL
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233 reviews 233 reviews
105 attraction reviews
88 helpful votes 88 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2014

Built around the late 1700s as a Spanish Colonial home. It was built of stone, by Antonio Gil Y'Barbo, to found the community of Nacogdoches. But, because of the owner's civil and Militia authority it became, a more public property, withstanding 4 revolutionary actions, earning the name, " the old stone fort!" It has been a home for soldiers, a... More 

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18 reviews 18 reviews
12 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

The "Stone Fort" was built in the late 1700's as a trading post and served a number of purposes over the years in Nacogdoches. It was dismantled in 1902, but rebuilt in 1907 from the original materials and then moved to is present site on Stephen F. Austin University campus in 1936. If your a Texan you will enjoy the... More 

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Dallas, Texas, United States
19 reviews 19 reviews
6 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2013

You shouldn't visit Nacogdoches without visiting the old Stone Fort. It is history at its most perfect. The only thing not good about it is the hours it's open. It's often been pretty difficult to get by and see it because they have been closed.

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San Antonio, Texas
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66 reviews 66 reviews
14 attraction reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2013

Except for the host desk at the entrance, it is like taking a 300-year backward step. Look at the displays, but let yourself experience the feeling of this old building, loving restored to its former self.

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132 reviews 132 reviews
30 attraction reviews
89 helpful votes 89 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2013

Visited this in April. We expected this to contain a lot of local history information. However the dispaly changes approx every 6 months and seems to be more based on the needs of the students at the university. So for them it is probably excellent although for us it was disappointing.

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Houston, Texas
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77 reviews 77 reviews
28 attraction reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2013

The building is beautiful, and we enjoyed touring the area. Nice location right on campus. The best part of the museum (in my opinion) was reading about the different methods of transporting goods using barges. There were replica's of 3 types of barges used years ago.

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Bay City, Michigan
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362 attraction reviews
2,091 helpful votes 2,091 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2012

We have visited the stone fort several times. That is a bit misleading, though it looks like a fort, it was not. Replica of a stone house that served as a trading post, church, jail and saloon. Interesting history nonetheless and we have always enjoyed visiting. The stone work is beautiful. Guides are friendly and will take the time to... More 

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Tyler, Texas
16 reviews 16 reviews
8 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2012

Great stone work. Good day trip from Tyler and surrounding areas. Family outing would be great. Walking in plenty and exercise certain.

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tyler texas
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2012

had a great time touring the museum and it was very educational.loved the old quilts and objects in the building. and it is on the beautiful sfa campus.. my husband and son graduated from there. go jacks

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Houston, Texas
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2012

Nice history and focus of slaves. Difficult to follow the explanation of the host (though what was clear was good).

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