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Address: 515 N Mound St, Nacogdoches, TX 75961-5037
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+1 936-564-7351

It is the only original building of a university chartered by the Republic...

It is the only original building of a university chartered by the Republic of Texas still standing and is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. It has been in continuous use for school purposes except for two years during and after the Civil War. The building was then used as a hospital and quarters for Confederate soldiers. Now it is a museum and contains period furnishings and artifacts from its earlier days.

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A must-see if you love antiques and history.

Another great place to visit while you are in Nacogdoches. The two people who were hosting the day were very knowledgeable of all the items on display and the overall history of... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 5 days ago
Sharon S

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Another great place to visit while you are in Nacogdoches. The two people who were hosting the day were very knowledgeable of all the items on display and the overall history of the building. No charge and lots of information.

Thank Sharon S
Amarillo, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 February 2017

Going back to the original university days of Nacogdoches, see what it was like to attend college in the mid to late 1800s. This building is well preserved, and is very impressive. They have rooms set up like they would be when the building was in use for education, and have some great pieces of history both from the University... More 

Thank TrueTexasTraveler
Houston, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 June 2016 via mobile

We were privileged to visit and learn about the origins as Nacogdoches College and subsequent uses of the facility. The second floor houses the museum and first floor houses a couple of parlors that were originally used as classrooms for males on one side and females on the other side. We highly recommend.

Thank LCMAN61
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 May 2016 via mobile

So much to learn from this one building! Highly recommend to everyone! Beautiful inside and out! Takes you back in time to when this building was first built

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 October 2015

Fascinating place. The docents are very informative and friendly. Must visit if in the area. They did a fantastic play about the building's history which was well done. Lots of interesting displays. The building was even a temporary hospital during the civil war.

Thank Sharon C
Santo, Texas, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 September 2015

We were amazed at such advanced architecture for an early Texas setting. Large gothic columns greet you at the front door to introduce the original (magnificently crafted) winding staircase. As a builder and historian, I quickly noticed how restoration methods were impeccable by their use of original construction materials and painstaking methods to seamlessly blend them together with the old... More 

Thank Randall S
Nacogdoches, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 September 2015

The displays in each room tell stories from multiple time periods, and really give you a feel for what life was like for those who lived there. This is great for kids 8 and up. There is even a schoolroom area.

Thank Anothernickel
Holtsville, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 August 2015

Historical building with placards explaining the history of the building as well as the local area of Nacogdoches.

Thank Susaneac
Webster, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 July 2015

If you're a history person or an SFA student, you should visit this place. It won't take long to stop in but it's very cool and informational on the inside.

Thank Nicci P
Houston, Texas
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 July 2015

It is small, but the building is interesting. There is an eclectic set of artifacts. Examples that caught my eye were a photograph of 1923 Rotary Club function honoring 17 Confederate veterans (not PC this week!), and a photograph of an ad for a Studebaker Six offered by a dealer named Roland Jones, who I assume is the same Roland... More 

Thank cgny1fwd

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