Durst-Taylor Historic House and Gardens
Texas Attractions: Durst-Taylor Historic House and Gardens
Address: 304 North Street Nacogdoches, Texas
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About the Durst-Taylor Historic House and Gardens:
The Durst-Taylor Historic House and Gardens is a museum being developed by the City of Nacogdoches. The Durst-Taylor House is the second-oldest structure in Nacogdoches still at its original location.
The home is a wood-frame house with an exterior brick chimney, dating to around 1835. The property was originally owned by the Acosta family in the late 18th century. The home belonged to the Blackburn family in the mid-1800s, which is the time period to which the home is being restored.
The Durst-Taylor House is designated a State Archaeological Landmark. Tours begin at the Visitors' Center, housed in an old barn, before being guided through the property, which also includes a blacksmith shop, a smokehouse and heritage gardens.
The mission of the Durst-Taylor Historic House and Gardens project is to research, collect, preserve and exhibit the history, artifacts, photographs and documents of the families associated with the house and site.
Tours are available 10 a.m.-4 p.m., Tuesday-Saturday. There is no charge, but donations are appreciated.
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