The Durst-Taylor Historic House and Gardens is a circa 1835 wood-frame house; second oldest dwelling existing in Nacogdoches. The pier-and-beam foundation, wood framing, and exterior and interior features make it a rare surviving example of Deep South Anglo-influenced frame dwelling from the late Mexican or early Republic period of Texas history. Visitors will find historically accurate plants and structures re-created to illustrate life in Texas during the 1840s. The Durst-Taylor House was home to many early businessmen, bankers, and political leaders. Now surrounded by the hustle and bustle of a modern Texas town, a visit to the Durst-Taylor House will take visitors back to a simpler time.
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Durst-Taylor Historic House and Gardens
Free, donations accepted.
Tuesday-Saturday, 10 a.m.-4 p.m.