Top things to do

Cemetery in Nacogdoches

Oak Grove Cemetery

This historic cemetery received its first customer in 1837 and was soon the preferred resting place for a variety of early Texas pioneers. Note how early Catholics were segregated in their own area. Immediately nort…
House in Nacogdoches

Durst-Taylor House & Gardens

Get a sense of the simple life led by less-affluent farmers at c 1835 Durst-Taylor house. Docents grow gardens appropriate to the period here and demonstrate pioneer skills. It's an easy walk from downtown.
American in Nacogdoches

Butcher Boy's

Join the crowds queuing at the counter to place your order for great burgers, chicken-fried steak or barbecue. Options are many, try the fried okra. It's always busy and is a short walk from the center.
Gardens in Nacogdoches

Ruby M. Mize Azalea Garden

When 7000 plants bloom each spring at this botanical garden it's an explosion of colors and an azalea extravaganza. There are three different mapped routes on the 25-mile Nacogdoches Azalea Trail to follow plus even…
House in Nacogdoches

Sterne-Hoya House

The Sterne-Hoya House, built in 1830, is a good example of a refined town house of the era, and was the site of Sam Houston's baptism (sites visited by Sam Houston are the Texas equivalent of 'George Washington slep…
Historic Site in Nacogdoches

Millard's Crossing

Tour a slightly ragtag collection of 12 old buildings dating from 1820 to 1905, including a schoolhouse and a variety of log cabins. Weekends, hands-on activities include plowing and writing with a quill pen. It's t…
Museum in Nacogdoches

Stone Fort Museum

Don Antonio Gil Y'Barbo's 1789 stone house subsequently served as a grocery store, a saloon and a fortification. Exhibits in the reconstructed 'fort' serve as an overview of east Texas history.
Club in Nacogdoches

Banita Creek Hall

Grab a guy or gal and two-step around the floor to live local country music in a suitably sweaty hall. Wednesday night offers country-and-western dance lessons.
Southern US in Nacogdoches

Clear Springs Cafe

In a cavernous old warehouse near the old train station, exposed brick and hanging memorabilia lend a rustic air to this Southern restaurant, which has locations across east Texas. The fried catfish is a fave, as ar…