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Sterne Hoya House Museum

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Address: 211 S Lanana St, Nacogdoches, TX 75961-5148
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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.

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... at least an hour here if you have an interest in Texas history. The core of the building is original 1830 construction. We particularly enjoyed seeing the original native... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 weeks ago
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Kerrville, Texas
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Kerrville, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

... at least an hour here if you have an interest in Texas history. The core of the building is original 1830 construction. We particularly enjoyed seeing the original native pine flooring still in use in parts of the house and looking barely worn. That's in spite of the fact that the house was used as a residence by the... More 

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Nacogdoches, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Intimate and very informative. Staff is well informed and the rooms of this delightful museum give you a great feel of times gone by.

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Houston, Texas
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 14, 2016

Stopped by during our visit to Nacogdoches. Has a personal tour (admission and tour are free; donations requested. The staff member on duty was very very knowledgable and provided an excellent tour. Don't plan on spending a lot to time here... you can see it in 30-45 minutes. Worth a stop if you have an interest in history of the... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 8, 2016 via mobile

This was not opened on Sunday, but decided to drive by and see the outside. I'm sure there is a lot of history here. Sam Houston and Davy Crockett both visited and stayed all night in this house.

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Ashdown, Arkansas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 2, 2016

This was amazing, we loved everything about it. Our guide was very knowledgeable as we toured this historic home. This is a must see for anyone that loves history.

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Arlington, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 24, 2016

We arrived to find the tour just starting. we were invited to join the tour and the tour guide was very knowledgeable and pleasant. We found the tour to be very informative.

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Arlington, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 22, 2016

My wife and I were very impressed with the tour and the guide was very knowledgeable. He kept the entire tour entertained and answered all our questions. It is a very good family friendly tour

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Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 25, 2016 via mobile

What a beautiful old house! It made Sam Houston's home in Huntsville look like a backwoods cabin. The woman who was the tour guide readily answered all our questions. Don't be put off by the "ring the bell for entry" sign; it's well worth the stop.

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Houston, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 8, 2016

If you love history and if you love antiques then this is the place for you. History galore bursts out of every crack in this old home. It is the oldest home in Nacogdoches and the preservation done on this place is truly awesome. It has been very welled cared for. To view it is absolutely free, donations if you... More 

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Denton, Texas
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 5, 2015

This historic home was owned and occupied by one of the most prominent figures in Texas history. It was interesting to imagine how he and Sam Houston might have made plans for an independent Texas over a bottle (or 2) of wine from the wine cellar below (still accessible). The library is filled with books about Texas, by Texans or... More 

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