Nacogdoches, Texas – Come hear the stories and see the sights of the oldest town in Texas each Saturday in October, excluding SFA’s homecoming weekend (October 25). Historic downtown walking tours start at 10:30 a.m. at the Visitor Center, located at 200 E. Main St. Tickets are $3 and can be purchased beginning at 10 a.m. the day of the tour. Children 12 and under are free.
“The historic walking tours offer a glimpse of what Nacogdoches was like in the late 1800’s to early 1900’s,” said Jannette Watts, Media and Community Relations Coordinator of the Nacogdoches Convention and Visitors Bureau. “They are truly a ‘must do’ for visitors and locals alike who want to explore Nacogdoches’ history with knowledgeable tour guides.”
Historical landmarks on the tour include the last remaining Caddo Indian burial mound in Nacogdoches; Oak Grove Cemetery, home to four signers of the Texas Declaration of Independence; the Old University Building, which is the last remaining University building chartered by the republic of Texas; Zion Hill Baptist Church, which was built by Nacogdoches’ master architect Dietrich Rulfs; the Sterne-Hoya House Museum, which houses the first wine cellar in Texas; and much more. The walking tours take about an hour and a half to complete.
For more information, contact the Nacogdoches Convention & Visitors Bureau at 888-OLDEST-TOWN or www.visitnacogdoches.org. Be our friend on Facebook @ See Nacogdoches.