HS Summer Scavenger Event Cover (3)

Be a tourist in your own town!
May 30th through August 11th, visit all of the participating historic and cultural sites in Nacogdoches to be entered into a prize basket!

This year there are two ways to participate, you can pick up a printed copy of the scavenger hunt app at any of the sites or you can use the VisitNac! App. 

How to be entered to win a prize: Turn your completed printed scavenger hunt in at your final location. Hunts will be picked up and the winner will be drawn after August 11th. Those who complete the hunt using the app will also be entered to win the prize basket. 

New in 2023: Use the VisitNac! App to do the Summer Scavenger Hunt!

We are partnering with Nacogdoches CVB to digitize this year's scavenger hunt, CLICK HERE to download app. 

use visitnac

How to use the app for Summer Scavenger Hunt:

1) Download app
2) Click "Challenges"
3) Select "Summer Scavenger Hunt"
4) Visit any of the Summer Scavenger Hunt locations
5) Ask for the "Secret Code"
6) Click the location you are at on the app (make sure you're on the "Objective" tab) and input the code. 
7) When you have visited every location, click "Submit."

Participating sites:
Nacogdoches Historic Sites (four sites): Sterne-Hoya House, Durst-Taylor House, Nacogdoches Railroad Depot and Zion Hill Baptist Church Historic Site (opening soon, a summer scavenger hunt station will be setup outside until the site can open to the public)
Nacogdoches Public Library
Stone Fort Museum
Nacogdoches Visitor's Center
Cole Art Center
Millard's Crossing Historic Village
(make sure to check hours/information for each site)


When you post photos of your adventures, make sure to use #NACSUMMERSCAVENGER

HS Junior Engineer Days Summer 2022 (3)

  • Thursdays: June 1st, 15th, 29th, July 13th & 27th. 10am-12pm
  • Nacogdoches Railroad Depot, 101 Old Tyler Rd. 

Join us at the Nacogdoches Railroad Depot for Junior Engineer Days! 

Children are invited to stop by the depot every other Thursday to do a craft, play with toy trains and learn more about the early railroad days in Nacogdoches. Activities are free and great for children 2 to 10 years old. 

HS Hike through History (2)

  • Saturday, June 3rd, 2023 8am-10am
  • Starting at the Nacogdoches Visitors Center, 200 E. Main St. 
  • 1.5 mile, tour-guided, slow-paced hike, with plenty of stops. (water stations will be available.
  • RSVP by emailing historicsites@nactx.us, hike is FREE! 

Celebrate National Trails Day with a Hike through History! For this year's event, we will do a hike around downtown Nacogdoches. 

This year's Hike through History will start at the Nacogdoches Visitors Center.  Sign-in will start at 7:45am and the group will head out at 8am. The hike will be lead by Jeff Abt, former president of Friends of Historic Nacogdoches, Inc. The hike will be slow-paced and around 1.5 miles long.  Most of the hike is paved.  Hikers are welcome to join for however long they would like to participate. Water stations will be available at a  couple of locations throughout the hike. 

The downtown hike usually includes a section of the beautiful Lanana Creek Trail, unfortunately due to  recent flood damage, the trail will be unavailable. During the Hike through History, we will have information about other trails in Nacogdoches. 

Check the Nacogdoches Parks and Recreation Facebook Page to participate in all National Trails Day events. 

HS Event Map for Hike through History

Family Crafts at Durst-Taylor (1)

The Texas Blueberry Festival will be Saturday, June 10th in downtown Nacogdoches. Nacogdoches Historic Sites will have indoor crafts available at the Durst-Taylor House for families who need a quick cool down from all of the fun Blueberry activities. We will have a few craft stations setup, plenty of seating and bottled water available while supplies last.

The Durst-Taylor House is in walking distance from downtown Nacogdoches at 304 North St. The site will be open 10am-4pm, crafts and water will be available while supplies lasts. 

HS Blueberry Festival Map

Check out photos from previous events this year:

Oak Grove Cemetery Tour April 1st, 2023

Thursdays in the Garden

A Very Victorian Christmas December 2022