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The Stone Fort Museum

Gary Pinkerton holding a copy of his newest book.


Upcoming Event
12 to 1 p.m., Thursday, Oct. 24
Culinary Café, Room 121, Education Annex, SFA Campus

Lunch and Learn:
True Believers – Treasure Hunters at Hendricks Lake with author, Gary Pinkerton

Gary Pinkerton, author of the book Trammel’s Trace: The First Road to Texas from the North, will discuss his newest book, True Believers - Treasure Hunters at Hendricks Lake. True Believers is the story a 150-year-old legend about Spanish silver and the people who believed in it enough to go hunting treasure. Copies of Pinkerton’s book will be available for purchase.

Tickets are $10 each. Seating is limited and tickets must be purchased in advance. Purchase your online ticket here or call the museum for more payment options at 936-468-2408.

The Culinary Café is a learning laboratory featuring cuisine prepared by SFA Hospitality students under the direction of Chef Todd Barrios, CEC. The hospitality administration program at SFA prepares leaders to enter the diverse field of hospitality. The October 24th luncheon will feature a Mediterranean menu:

Kofta with Chickpeas and Yogurt Sauce
Koshari – Roasted Chicken with Pasta and Lentils
Basbousa – Semolina Cake with Rose Water and Lemon


The campus of Stephen F. Austin State University is home to a fort, and not just any fort. A fort that was a trading post, private home, church, jail, and saloon - but never a fort. A fort that was built three times, and a fort that was torn down by men to be re-erected by women. Read more about the history of the Stone Fort.

Admissions & Hours

Admission for individuals is free of charge. Educational programs are by reservation only. Call 936-468-2408 for group rates and more information.
Open Tuesday through Saturday 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., and Sunday 1 to 5 p.m. Closed Mondays and University Holidays.

Directions & Parking

From Starr Avenue, enter Stephen F. Austin State University at Clark Boulevard traveling north. The museum will be on your right at the circle intersection of Griffith and Clark Boulevards.

Visitors to the museum may park at no cost in any legal parking slot including faculty, staff, or student. If there are no vacancies in street parking, the Student Center Parking Garage across from the museum on Alumni Drive offers paid parking.

See a map.


Phone: 936-468-2408
Fax: 936-468-7084

Stephen F. Austin State University
Stone Fort Museum
Post Office Box 6075
Nacogdoches, TX 75962

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