Durst-Taylor Historic House and Gardens

Durst-Taylor Historic Home

General Information:

The Durst-Taylor Historic House and Gardens is a circa 1835 wood-frame house and is the second oldest building in Nacogdoches. The house sits very close to the intersection of the old El Camino Real de los Tejas and La Calle del Norte and was home to many early businessmen, bankers, and political leaders including Thomas J. Rusk, Bennett Blake and William Ochiltree. This hands-on museum includes a fully functioning smokehouse, blacksmith shop and chicken coop as well as heirloom gardens and a sugarcane mill.

Your tour of Durst-Taylor will start in the barn, where you can view the museum exhibit that shares information about each of the families that have lived in the house. 

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  • Wednesday - Saturday 10:00 am- 4:00 pm

Tours are FREE, but donations are welcome. Closed Sunday - Tuesday and major Holidays.

If you would like to schedule a large tour or a school group, contact the Historic Sites Department.

Annual Events at Durst-Taylor Historic House & Gardens

Seasonal: Thursdays in the Garden

304 North Street
Nacogdoches, TX 75961
Ph: (936) 560-4443