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Address: 222 Vista Dr, SFA Campus, Nacogdoches, TX 75962-0001
Phone Number:
+1 936-564-7351
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09:00 - 17:00
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Sun 13:00 - 17:00
Tue - Sat 09:00 - 17:00
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An educational center dedicated to the natural & cultural history of...

An educational center dedicated to the natural & cultural history of eastern Texas, we're housed in a 1936 replica of a Spanish Colonial stone house built by Antonio Gil Y'Barbo in the late 18th century!

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Looks less like a fort than a house.

This site is actually on the SFA university campus, and doesn't look like a fort, but served as one. Lots of nice relics of the time period about the Texas Revolution, showing... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
Ronald H
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Haltom City, Texas

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Haltom City, Texas
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36 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This site is actually on the SFA university campus, and doesn't look like a fort, but served as one. Lots of nice relics of the time period about the Texas Revolution, showing how the people lived, fought, and acted at the time. It is run by people from the university.

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Nacogdoches, Texas
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68 reviews
26 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 December 2016

It's like the Alamo in that it's smaller than you think and none of it is original. The fort isn't even in it's original location. Really not much to see.

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Plano, Texas
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33 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 October 2016

Small, quiet museum on campus. Shows how the fort looked in the early days before it was moved to campus. Explains all the history surrounding the fort and the town of Nacogdoches.

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Poteet, Texas
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150 reviews
37 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 October 2016 via mobile

The Stone Fort is a beautifully preserved building that should be viewed and appreciated. I feel so strongly about historical preservation when I think of all the history and buildings that were burned, not maintained or lost to neglect I think one can appreciate such a well kept building. Now, another review mentioned the trails found by Explorers but they... More 

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Lakehills, Texas
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6 reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 September 2016

Legend has it if you are a student as SFA and you enter this museum you won't graduate, so I never entered the museum because when ever I was in Nac, I was visiting my girls and did not want to go in with out them, but now that two of them have graduated we decided to visit. all I... More 

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Broken Arrow, Oklahoma
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34 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 June 2016

We stopped by to tour while attending a concert for our son's band camp. Neat fort and very nice tour guide.

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The Woodlands, Texas
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99 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 June 2016

Worth spending a little time less than an hour; some old guns, knives and sabers on display. Plus some history on the Camino Real trial. This is a trial the early settlers of Texas used to travel south. The trail goes from Nacogdoches La, through Nacogdoches Tx to San Antonio all the way to Mexico City. The trail was actually... More 

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Dover, Delaware
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189 reviews
148 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 111 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 May 2016

This is a very old, well preserved building with some interesting history. There wasn't very much inside. If you are on the campus of SFA University you might want to stop by for a visit. I wouldn't want to make a special trip to see it.

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Arlington, Texas
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23 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 April 2016

We arrived on the campus of SFA to find the Stone Fort Museum in the middle of the campus. The parking is not available. If you park on the street you will get a ticket unless you have a visitors pass issued from the campus police department. This is fine however, it is not listed on the brochure to let... More 

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stonefortmuseum, Curator at Stone Fort Museum, responded to this review

Museum staff are always happy to assist visitors. I understand this confusion with parking prevented you from coming to see us. The road next to the museum has several places dedicated to visitor parking and we will gladly handle any citation you may accidentally receive. Just bring the ticket to the worker at the front desk and we will resolve... More 

Bonnerdale
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10 reviews
6 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 February 2016 via mobile

Anything historical has always caught my attention. And Nacogdoches being the oldest city in Texas has a lot of history. The stone fort is well worth a visit. Although not in its original location and not its original size it is still memorable. Interesting enough it was never actually a fort. Be sure and go there if you're on the... More 

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