Did you know that Texas’ first millionaire is buried in Oak Grove Cemetery? Discover the facts, see the sites and hear the secrets of the red brick streets on a historic downtown walking tour.
Walking tours will be offered at 10:30 a.m. each Saturday in May starting May 10th at the Visitor Center, located at 200 E. Main St. Tickets are $2 and can be purchased beginning at 10 a.m. the day of the tour. Children 12 and under are free. The walking tours take approximately 1.5 hours to complete.
"The walking tours are a wonderful opportunity for locals and visitors to learn more about the city of Nacogdoches and the history that makes it unique," said Jannette Watts, Media and Community Relations Coordinator. “Our volunteer guides are very knowledgeable about local history and they make the tours entertaining, as well as informative.”
Historic sites on the tour include the Caddo Indian burial mound, Oak Grove Cemetery, the Old Nacogdoches University Building, Zion Hill Baptist Church, the Sterne-Hoya House Museum and Library, Durst-Taylor Historic House and Gardens, and much more. The walking tours are one way Nacogdoches recognizes Historic Preservation Month.
For more information, contact the Nacogdoches Convention & Visitors Bureau at 888-OLDEST-TOWN or www.visitnacogdoches.org. Be our friend on facebook @ See Nacogdoches.