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Old University Building

515 N Mound St, Nacogdoches, TX 75961-5037
+1 936-564-7351
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Grand, imposing building in beautiful shape

It is worth driving to or walking over from the Fredonia Hotel to see this building. It is bordered... read more

Reviewed 16 January 2018
autrevie
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Texas
Historical Building

It is a small beautiful old building. We were there too early so it was not open yet. We walked... read more

Reviewed 22 November 2017
Solodam J
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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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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 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

Thank autrevie
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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

Thank Solodam J
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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.

Thank Don H
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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!

Thank TexasJimNo1
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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

1  Thank TM206
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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

1  Thank TrueTexasTraveler
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Reviewed 12 June 2016 via mobile

We were privileged to visit and learn about the origins as Nacogdoches College and subsequent uses of the facility. The second floor houses the museum and first floor houses a couple of parlors that were originally used as classrooms for males on one side and...More

Thank LCMAN61
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Reviewed 13 May 2016 via mobile

So much to learn from this one building! Highly recommend to everyone! Beautiful inside and out! Takes you back in time to when this building was first built

Thank Jordan V
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