Texas Attractions: Sterne-Hoya House Museum
Address: 211 South Lanana Street, Nacogdoches, TX 75961
About the Sterne-Hoya House Museum:
The Sterne-Hoya House Museum is the oldest structure in Nacogdoches still sitting on its original site. Built in 1830, the building is named after the only two families to have lived in it before its donation to the city in 1958.
The house was built by Nicholas Adolphus Sterne, and the Sterne family sold the home to Joseph Von der Hoya in 1869. Now, the Sterne-Hoya House Museum includes Victorian artifacts from the period in which it was owned by the Sternes, and objects representing the Empire period during which the Hoyas lived here.
The house is filled with history, not just antiques. Sam Houston, hero of the Texas Revolution and President of the Republic of Texas, was baptized in this house. Davy Crockett and Thomas J. Rusk were guests here.
A small history and geneology library is also housed in the Sterne-Hoya House Museum.
The house is open to visitors Tuesday-Saturday, excluding major holidays, from 8:30-11 a.m. and 1-5 p.m.. No tours begin after 11 a.m. or 4:30 p.m. Allow at least 30 minutes for a tour. Large group tours are available by special arrangement. There is no admission fee, but donations are welcome.
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