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“Another Historic Home”

Durst-Taylor House and Gardens
Ranked #14 of 37 things to do in Nacogdoches
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Owner description: Built circa 1830's this wood-frame house is interpreted to the 1840 to 1860 time period when the Blackburn family lived there. The house is the second oldest structure still standing on its original site in Nacogdoches, the oldest town in Texas.
Reviewed 5 June 2014

This home also had an abundance of facts tied in with the history of the city. The tour began in the museum building on the property which held a wealth of information displayed in chronological order around the room. From the museum we walked to the house and gardens which were also quite interesting.

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Reviewed 7 April 2014

a great hour tour...we were given a personal (no one else was there) tour of the home and grounds. interesting home filled with texas history. there is so much to learn in nacogdoches. this early texas home is a must see...

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Reviewed 18 March 2013

We had a guided tour with a very knowledgeable young lady. The "stranger room" was very intriguing to me. She pointed out that back then, if a woman was widowed, there were precious few options for her to make a living for her family. Taking in strangers (since there were no inns or hotels) was one viable source of income. That would be very scary today!

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Reviewed 24 August 2012

If you want to get a sense of how people lived, visit their homes. As you are being shown this house try to imagine what it would be like living there before the Civil War. Look closely at the gardens and imagine how their food was acquired, prepared, stored, etc. This is a simple structure yet there is a great deal to see here if you open your minds eye. I loved the house.

2  Thank James C
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