Historic Homes in East Texas

East Texas attractions and things to do ... museums, outdoors, parks, lakes, festivals, entertainment and more!
More Attractions



Train Rides

Family Fun


East Texas is home to a wide variety of historic homes, many open to the public, some operating as museums, others as B&Bs or other business establishments.

Included on this page are highlights of some of the more popular historic homes across this part of Texas.

Whether you are touring in Deep East Texas, around Nacogdoches, or in Upper East Texas in Tyler, or elsewhere in the area, there are stately historic homes of interest to everyone.

McFaddin-Ward House and Museum

The stately McFaddin-Ward House was built in 1906 in the Beaux-Arts Colonial style. The building and its furnishings reflect the lifestyle of the prominent family who lived in the house for 75 years. All tours of the main house are docent-led. Located at 1906 Calder Avenue in Beaumont. For more information visit the McFaddin-Ward House Website (photo courtesy of Beaumont CVB)

McFaddin-Ward House and Museum in Beaumont Texas

Dewberry Plantation, west of Bullard, Texas

Dewberry Plantation

Of interest near Bullard in Upper East Texas is the Dewberry Plantation, dating to 1854.

This historic home is listed on the National Register of Historic Places and registered as a Texas State Historical Landmark.

Jefferson, Texas

The House of the Seasons, one the many fine lodging experiences in Jefferson, Texas
The House of the Seasons, one the many fine lodging experiences in Jefferson, Texas

The City of Jefferson is the county seat of Marion County, Texas, north of Marshall and south of Linden. Nearby are the communities of Uncertain and Karnack.

It is located on U.S. Highway 59 and Texas Highway 49. The Jefferson Zip Code is 75657, and its Area Code is 903. Its population is about 2,000 residents.

Jefferson became a port of entry into the Republic of Texas and then the State of Texas. It was a major shipping port for agricultural products, especially cotton. Obstructions were removed from Big Cypress Bayou in 1845, allowing steamboats to reach Jefferson from New Orleans. Jefferson’s "Golden Era" as a steamboat port lasted from 1845 until 1875.

The House of the Seasons is one the many fine historic homes and lodging experiences in Jefferson.

More about historic homes in Jefferson


Dr. E. L & Nancy Walker Home

 Walker Manor, a Texas Historic Recorded Landmark, sits in the Historic Downtown District of Gladewater, Texas. The area features classic red brick streets and is known as the Antique Capital of East Texas.  The home is within walking distance of shops, restaurants, museums, bookstore, and the famous Gladewater Orpy. Visitors are encouraged to enjoy the home's authentic Southern porches, slow down, relax and visit the quaint town. The home also functions as an event venue, and bed & breakfast.  Tours by appointment. Located at 214 E. Commerce in Gladewater.     

Walker Manor B&B Home website

Dr. E. L & Nancy Walker Texas Historic Recorded Landmark Home in Gladewater, Texas

Sterne Hoya Home
Sterne Hoya Museum in Nacogdoches, Texas

Nicholas Adolphus Sterne built this house in 1830, and today it is the oldest structure still standing on its original site in Nacogdoches.The house is located on 211 S Lanana St. and is open Tuesday - Saturday from 10 am - 4 pm. For group tour information call 936-560-5426.

Tours are free but donations are welcome.

Millard's Crossing
Millard's Crossing in Nacogdoches, Texas

Millard's Crossing is a charming, reconstructed historic village situated on the north side of Nacogdoches. This remarkable museum complex is named for the railroad track that once crossed through the Millard family property and now borders the north side of the village.

Millard's Crossing website

Stone Fort Museum

The campus of Stephen F. Austin is home to a fort that never served as a fort. Stone Fort Museum was a trading post, private home, church, jail, and saloon. Located at 1808 Alumni Drive North at SFA. Stone Fort Museum in Nacogdoches, Texas


Roland Jones House and B&B in Nacogdoches, Texas

Nacogdoches offers a variety of B&Bs in town and in the nearby countryside. Nestled in the heart of historic downtown Nacogdoches, the Roland Jones House offers a charming way to experience the grandeur of a bygone era. The B&B offers visitors the charm and elegance of yesterday. The house is available for luncheons, teas, dinner parties, club meetings, weddings, receptions, showers and tours. Located at 141 North Church Street.

Website of the Jones House B&B

Durst Taylor

Durst-Taylor Historic House and Gardens in Nacogdoches, Texas

The Durst-Taylor Historic House and Gardens is an 1830s wood-frame house 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. Visitors start their tour at the Visitors Center and then are guided through the house and grounds. The grounds include a blacksmith shop, smokehouse and historic gardens.

Located at 304 North Street


W.H. Stark House in Orange, Texas

W.H. Stark House

Built in 1894, the W.H. Stark House is listed in the National Register of Historic Places and designated as a Recorded Texas Historic Landmark.

It is a restored, 14,000-square-foot Victorian home located on the corner between Green Avenue and Sixth Street in Orange.

Website of the W.H. Stark House

Pompeiian Villa in Port Arthur

This historic house was built in 1900 for Isaac Ellwood of DeKalb, Illinois. It was designed to be reminiscent of villas in ancient Pompeii, a Roman city destroyed by the eruption of Mount Vesuvius in 79 AD. ​ Today the Villa is available to tour or rent for special occasions. The house is furnished with beautiful 19th Century furniture. For opening hours, and other information, visit the website of the Pompeiian Villa. )
Frances Ann Lutcher Theater for the Performing Arts in Orange, Texas

Goodman-LeGrand House and Museum, North Broadway Avenue, Tyler, Texas

Goodman-LeGrand House and Museum

The Goodman-LeGrand House and Museum, built in 1859, is listed on the National Register of Historic Places, and designated a Texas Historic Landmark.

This historic home is open for walk-in tours, while group tours, photograph sessions, meetings, and other functions must be scheduled in advance.

The home is located at 624 North Broadway just north of downtown, and is owned and operated by the City of Tyler.

Several other classic homes are located in downtown Tyler, like those shown below.


The Smith - Butler House, circa 1890 ... 419 West Houston, Tyler
The Smith - Butler House, circa 1890 ... 419 West Houston, Tyler, Texas

Memory Lane Inn ... a Crafting Retreat, in Tyler
Memory Lane Inn ... a Crafting Retreat, in Tyler Texas

Classic Tyler home, at the corner of S. Fannin Avenue and E. Charnwood Street
Classic Tyler home, at the corner of S. Fannin Avenue and E. Charnwood Street

The Bonner-Whitaker-McClendon House, built in 1878, designated a Tyler Historic Landmark in 1984

Bonner-Whitaker-McClendon House

The Bonner-Whitaker-McClendon House, built in 1878, received designation as a Tyler Historic Landmark in 1984.

Also recorded as a Texas Historic Landmark the house is listed in the National Register of Historic Places.

Of the 76 homes or buildings listed in the Tyler Register of Historic Places, only two are available for tours: The Goodman-Le-Grand Home which is owned and operated as the Goodman Museum by the city of Tyler and the McClendon House which is self-financed and self-sustaining.


More Historic Homes in East Texas

There are dozens of fascinating and worthwhile historic homes all across East Texas. Here a just a few more that are popular with residents and tourists ... but there are so many more to explore!

For more information, we recommend a visit to the website of the Texas Association of Museums

Historic Home Location
Chambers House Beaumont
Blackwell House Museum Canton
Lennox House Clarksville
Colmesneil House Colmesneil
Monroe-Crook House Crockett
Monte Verdi Plantation Cushing
Williams House DeKalb
Howard Dickinson House Henderson
Epperson-McNutt House Jefferson
Kirby-Hill House Kountze
Starr Family Home Marshall
The Brown Estate Orange
Sam Bell Maxey House Paris
Vuylsteke Dutch House Port Arthur
White Haven Port Arthur
Rose Hill Manor Port Arthur
La Maison Beausoleil Port Neches
Ezekiel Cullen House San Augustine
Draughon-Moore House Texarkana


More Texas Resources