Texas Attractions: Stone Fort Museum
Address: 121 Wilson Drive, Nacogdoches, TX 75962
About the Stone Fort Museum:
Located on the campus of Stephen F. Austin University, the Stone Fort Museum (sometimes called the Old Stone Fort) interprets East Texas and Nacogdoches history.
The building is a replica of the house built by Don Antonio Gil Y'Barbo, founder of modern Nacogdoches, around 1780 as a welcoming point to the Spanish district of Texas. The site of Y'Barbo's original house is near the corner of present day Main and Fredonia streets in Downtown Nacogdoches.
This replica was built in 1936 at its current location on the SFA campus. A museum brochure states the mission of the museum as being to "interpret the history of East Texas and Nacogdoches prior to 1900, placing special emphasis on the Spanish and Mexican periods, beginning in 1690 with the establishment of the Spanish Mission Tejas and ending with the overthrow of the Mexican government in 1836 by Texas Revolutionists."
The Stone Fort Museum is open Tuesday-Saturday, 9 a.m.-5 p.m., and Sunday, 1-5 p.m. There is no admission fee. Guided tours are available by reservation only.
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