Millard's Crossing Historic Village, Inc.

Millard's Crossing Historic Village, Inc., Nacogdoches: Hours, Address, Millard's Crossing Historic Village, Inc. Reviews: 4.5/5

Millard's Crossing Historic Village, Inc.

Millard's Crossing Historic Village, Inc.
4.5
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Monday
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Tuesday
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Wednesday
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Thursday
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Friday
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Saturday
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Sunday
1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
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Millard's Crossing Historic Village, Inc. is a locally-managed non-profit 501(c)3 historic site that portrays the spirit and ingenuity of pioneer settlement in East Texas. Open seven days a week, we strive to create a greater awareness, understanding, and appreciation of the region's pioneer and agricultural heritage for East Texans as well as others beyond the region. We welcome individuals, families, schools, and large tour groups. Come have fun in the past!
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Cathleen S
Muenster, TX25 contributions
Family
For a $10 donation for adults and $5 for kids this is the best entertainment in town on a quiet Memorial Day weekend. Learning that this preservation effort was spearheaded by a single woman and her family really inspired me: we can do so much when have a passion behind our efforts. This reinforced my teen son’s study of Texas history but really had something for everyone. My mother-in-law loved the handmade quilts. I loved the toys and dolls. The orange barn cat on one front porch really made us remember that people once lived in these homes. Learning about the history of each home to include the transformations some underwent over time to accommodate the family that lived in them, brought them to life. I hope the funding continues to flow to maintain these and expand their visitorship for years to come.
Written May 29, 2022
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Laurie H
ABQ75 contributions
Solo
I am a huge fan of old houses and this place was amazing! From Log Cabins to Victorian style. You can walk from home to home after checking in with a $4 donation. Each home was filled with pieces from the tome period. You get to self guide at your own pace. Highly recommend @
Written August 22, 2021
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Cheryl O
Fish Camp, CA23 contributions
Family
Nice self-guided walking tour of historic buildings. Many were air conditioned which was nice. Very informative! It was a nice excursion.

We were a group of 7 teen girls and 4 adults from the Girl Scout Council in Houston.
Written June 19, 2021
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wilsop51
Pittsburg, TX80 contributions
Couples
Millard’s Crossing has over a dozen period homes, a schoolhouse and a church from the early days of Nacogdoches. The buildings and grounds are well kept by volunteers. What impressed me the most was many of the items that were on display in the buildings. I have been to many antique stores and museums and Millard’s Crossing had quite a few items that I had never seen before. A very worthwhile stop when in Nacogdoches.
Written April 13, 2021
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JoanRichardSmith
Huffman, TX17 contributions
Friends
Our tour guide was very knowledgeable and interesting! This tour gave our group a very good introduction into the history associated with Nacogdoches. Millard's Crossing was first on our list of places to visit and proved to be a good starting point. Several of us plan to return to the city in the future!
Written June 5, 2014
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LK R
Austin, TX697 contributions
Friends
Millard's Crossing Historic Village is an authentic re-construction where original "Texana" Victorian homes, cabins, a school house and the and re-creation of One of the most educational and entertaining tours in town! A reconstructed historic village, chapel and surrounding grounds with the structures either original on the property, or moved here, and dating back to the early 1880s. Millard's Crossing hosts annual events during holidays, and we were there during Azalea month (March), but we went at 10 am., and the event advertised had not started., so check times.
We enjoyed seeing the log cabins and school house, and the old Railroad wood caboose, from when Nacogdoches had a rail line in 1920s. There are adult tours, (guided or self-guided), as well as Children's tours where kids can have "hands-on" activities like drawing water from a well (this info. from the brochure).

Village History: Millard's Crossing was created by Nacogdoches native, Ms. Lera Millard Thomas, wife of Congressman Albert Thomas of Nacogdoches (1898-1966, who served 1937-1966), a contemporary of Presidents Kennedy and LBJ. In the 1970s, Ms Thomas started re-locating structures to family property (now the village), and restored and furnished them with her antiques and collections. It is notable that Ms. Thomas became the first woman elected to US Congress from Texas, when she was elected in 1967 in a special election to serve in the seat of her husband, who had died the previous year.

From the brochure: "Today the Village stands as a testament to one woman's determination to save what she could of "the Oldest Town in Texas." I met Ms. Thomas in the late 1970s, and she was a true Texas "New Pioneer" who forever left her mark on East Texas. (village tour prices are $2 adults, $1 children for "self-guided" tour, and more for guided tours or group tours).

Admission: $5 Adults, $4 Children.
Written April 11, 2012
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mpharveyco
Rocky River, OH751 contributions
Friends
I was at a wedding on 5/11 at the Chapel. It was very well preserved. The reception was in a house next door from 1895. I really enjoyed the feel of the old house. It poured so we were confined to the car for the rest but it is worth a peek.
Written May 13, 2019
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Mirtalis M
Humble, TX29 contributions
Friends
About two hours away from Houston Millard's Crossing is a village of about eleven buildings from the1800-1900s. You can transport yourself through time and visit a chapel, a school house, a general store as well as several homes and they even have a caboose. The staffing was extremely friendly and knowledgeable. It is a free visit but they do ask for donations to maintain their buildings. They offer guided tour for groups of four or more. It was more ghan worth the drive. We will definitely visit again!
Written January 30, 2018
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Diane R
USA378 contributions
Family
We ventured out to Millard's Crossing as we love historical homes. The office said "Open, Come on in" but there was no one there. Many of the houses were locked so we walked around, peeked in windows and did it all before the rain hit again. This attraction has possibilities, but unfortunately we were not able to experience it fully. There is a fee for this attraction but no where to leave it and no one to collect it when we visited.
Written March 9, 2017
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Travelcritic78
Tyler, Texas150 contributions
Couples
Great historical village, nice slice of history in the oldest town in Texas. Lera Millard did an amazing job with this little village. I personally have lovely memories of this place as I was hitched in the Free Methodist Church here and had the reception in the Watson house, next door. The annual Christmas tour is lovely.
Written November 25, 2014
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Millard's Crossing Historic Village, Inc. is open:
  • Sun - Sun 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
  • Mon - Sat 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM