Nacogdoches, the oldest town in the state, is a destination with historic attractions and museums; unique locally owned shops; festivals and art galleries; plus beautiful bed and breakfasts and Texas’ largest azalea garden.
The azalea trail offers visitors opportunities to explore Nacogdoches through self-guided driving tours of beautifully manicured residential gardens. While the colorful azaleas are a bright spring attraction, plenty of interesting sites reflect the town’s charm and character. Stroll and shop in Nacogdoches’ historic, red-brick downtown. The district dates back to the late 1700s, when Spanish settlers established the town. Eclectic artisan shops feature original works of stained glass, wire-wrapped jewelry, pottery and oil paintings. Visitors can also browse locally owned antique stores and upscale boutiques.
Nacogdoches’ landmarks include the Sterne-Hoya House, a home built around 1830 that conjures images of the great men who lived and died for Texas. Another glimpse into 19th-century life can be found at Millard’s Crossing Historic Village. The collection of historic structures ranges from a simple log cabin to a one-room country church, all complete with era furnishings. Historical highlights also include the 1936 replica of Don Antonio Gil Y’ Barbo’s stone house, also known as the Old Stone Fort Museum, located on the Stephen F. Austin State University campus.
Whether visiting Nacogdoches for the beautiful azaleas, unique shopping or a historic excursion, you can go all day and relax all night in one of our comfortable hotels or cozy bed and breakfasts.
Nacogdoches Convention & Visitors Bureau