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Address: 222 Vista Drive, Nacogdoches, TX 75962
Phone Number: 936-564-7351
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1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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Sun 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Tue - Sat 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Description: A 1832 replica of Antonio Gil Y'Barbo's stone house. The museum interprets...
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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Very interesting for a small museum. Enjoyed all the information about diseases. Was glad it was only about an hour tour. We were there right before lunch!!

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 10, 2015
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Fairfield, Texas
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Fairfield, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2015

Very interesting for a small museum. Enjoyed all the information about diseases. Was glad it was only about an hour tour. We were there right before lunch!!

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015

Not much there, rebuilt and moved several times, was an 'ok' stop during the pouring rain, but there's so much to do around I wouldn't make it a 'must stop'

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Houston, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015

Had to visit the fort after living across the street from it during my SFA days 50 years ago! Nice displays and keepsakes to see as it has quite a history in the area.

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Dallas, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2015

This stone "Fort" was actually a trading post, but let's not split hairs. The replica containing artifacts from the period and historical information about Antonio Geil Y'Barbo are very interesting. I had read that Nacogdoches was the oldest town in Texas, but had never really read the history of the area or the people. I enjoyed the fact that Nacogdoches... More 

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Jax, FL
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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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Plano
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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
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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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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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Cheshire
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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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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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Additional Information about Stone Fort Museum

Address: 222 Vista Drive, Nacogdoches, TX 75962
Phone Number: 936-564-7351
Location: United States  >  Texas (TX)  >  Nacogdoches
Open Hours:
Sunday 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Tuesday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Wednesday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Thursday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Friday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Saturday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

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