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Address: 222 Vista Drive, Nacogdoches, TX 75962
Phone Number: 936-564-7351
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9:00 am - 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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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.

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 9, 2015
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Houston, Texas
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Houston, Texas
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273 reviews 273 reviews
83 attraction reviews
101 helpful votes 101 helpful votes
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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236 attraction reviews
264 helpful votes 264 helpful votes
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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119 attraction reviews
129 helpful votes 129 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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Plano
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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
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26 reviews 26 reviews
11 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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78 reviews 78 reviews
16 attraction reviews
49 helpful votes 49 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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Cheshire
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145 reviews 145 reviews
34 attraction reviews
96 helpful votes 96 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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79 reviews 79 reviews
28 attraction reviews
40 helpful votes 40 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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2,159 helpful votes 2,159 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
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16 reviews 16 reviews
8 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 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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