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.
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Sterne-Hoya House Museum and Library
Tuesday-Saturday 10 a.m.- 4 p.m.