Zion Hill Baptist Church

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General Information:

Zion Hill Baptist Church was home to one of the oldest African American Baptist congregations in Texas. The congregation was founded in 1878 by Reverend Lawson Reed and has occupied four different buildings during its life. Zion Hill was the social and religious center for members of the Zion Hill community and African Americans in Nacogdoches.

Zion Hill Baptist Church, which sits on the corner of Lanana and Bois d’arc streets, was built in 1914 by famed architect Diedrich Rulfs.

The Zion Hill congregation moved from this building in 1987 and except for a brief occupancy by a non-profit organization, the building had been vacant. The church has since undergone a complete restoration and is now open to the public. 

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For the most up-to-date information on this restoration project, please read our monthly updates.


  • Wednesday - Friday, 1st and 2nd Saturday of the month 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.

324 N. Lanana St.
Nacogdoches, TX 75961
Ph: (936) 800-6620
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