Historic walking tours set for May
Downtown walking tours are back for the spring and will be offered at 10:30 a.m. each Saturday in May 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 are also one way Nacogdoches recognizes Historic Preservation Month.
"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 Sherri Skeeters, assistant director of the Nacogdoches Convention & Visitors Bureau. “Our volunteer guides are very knowledgeable about local history and help make the tours entertaining, as well as informative. We are so excited to add the Demonstration Garden to our list of sites this year.”
Historic sites on the tour include the Caddo Indian burial mound, Oak Grove Cemetery, the Old University Building, the Demonstration Garden, Zion Hill Baptist Church, the Adolphus Sterne House, Durst Taylor House and Gardens, and much more. The walking tours take about two hours to complete.
For more information, contact the Nacogdoches Convention & Visitors Bureau at 888-OLDEST-TOWN or www.visitnacogdoches.org.