Original house C. 1830 of Texas Pioneer Adolphus Sterne
located at 211S. Lanana
Sterne-Hoya House Museum and Library
The Sterne-Hoya House Museum and library was built by Adolphus Sterne,
prominent merchant and Texas Revolution leader. Owned by only two immigrant families since its completion circa 1830,
this structure is believed to be the oldest frame house of major historical significance still standing on its original site in Texas.
The interior of the Sterne-Hoya House depicts the history of the Sterne occupancy during the Texas Revolution as well as the
Victorian Period of the Hoya family. The house is furnished with period antiques and many original items donated by the Hoya family.
People such as Sam Houston, Thomas J. Rusk and Davy Crockett were guests at this home and the house also boasts one of the earliest
wine cellars in Texas.
Mission Statement: It is the mission of the Sterne-Hoya House Museum and Library to preserve the Adolphus Sterne home and the artifacts within it; to educate the public about the history of the region with special emphasis on the Sterne and von der Hoya families; and to interpret the architectural structures and material culture of the museum in such a way that visitors may discover, learn and delight in the history of Texas from the early 19th to the early 20th centuries.
Tuesday - Saturday
10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Tours are FREE
Closed Sundays and major Holidays
If you would like to schedule a large tour or a school group, contact our Curator at 936-560-5426 or email her at firstname.lastname@example.org
Brian W. Bray, Historic Sites Manager
PO Box 635030, Nacogdoches, TX 75963 5030
Jessica Wood, Curator of Collections and Education