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Old University Building

515 N Mound St, Nacogdoches, TX 75961-5037
+1 936-564-7351
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Beautiful Historic Nacogdoches University

We enjoyed a wonderful docent led tour of Nacogdoches University chartered in the Republic of Texas.

Reviewed 1 week ago
LCMAN61
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Houston, Texas
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Off the beaten path

This historic building is not only beautiful and interesting, but it has an informative docent. It... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Jim S
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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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515 N Mound St, Nacogdoches, TX 75961-5037
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+1 936-564-7351

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We enjoyed a wonderful docent led tour of Nacogdoches University chartered in the Republic of Texas.

Thank LCMAN61
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This historic building is not only beautiful and interesting, but it has an informative docent. It is off the beaten path but worth a visit. It includes many historic furnishings and items.

Thank Jim S
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Reviewed 16 January 2018

It is worth driving to or walking over from the Fredonia Hotel to see this building. It is bordered on the east by Mound Street, which was built along a row of old Indian mounds, only one of which is still intact, in a front...More

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Reviewed 22 November 2017

It is a small beautiful old building. We were there too early so it was not open yet. We walked around the building, take some pictures and then leaving for the next destination

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Reviewed 7 November 2017

Small building but rich history to learn. Upper floor with exhibits. Long stairway up - not wheelchair accessible.

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Reviewed 2 July 2017

The Docent is so very informative, and shares the delightful history of this building. You will be impressed!

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Reviewed 11 April 2017

The Old University building is a great place to see what the college experience was like in the 1800's. Half of the upstairs is a homage to when the building was used as a hospital during the war as well. Really interesting and the docent...More

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Reviewed 5 April 2017

This was the first university chartered by Texas. It's worth a look if you like history. Especially Texas history.

Thank Lance K
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Reviewed 25 March 2017

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.

1  Thank Sharon S
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Reviewed 10 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...More

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