The pride and joy of Nacogdoches resides in the center of the town, on a brick street foundation. Much of the economic success has stemmed from Downtown, which is why over $9 million has been invested into just that area. From the newly renovated Fredonia Hotel to a diner, a bakery, a sandwich shop, and coffee shop - downtown Nacogdoches provides a vibrant heart to the city. The City of Nacogdoches is working through a Comprehensive Plan and a Downtown Master Plan, to view the progress visit NacTogether.
Possibly one of the most memorable parts of Nacogdoches is the preserved Downtown District. Red bricks cover several streets in the heart of town, with beautiful vintage buildings to match. Nacogdoches is the oldest town in Texas, which is why the City has gone to great lengths to preserve the history and beauty. The City of Nacogdoches has a Main Street program, who works closely with business owners to create the perfect destination for shopping and dining. Downtown merchants meet regularly to discuss extending hours, including during major downtown events such as Wine Swirl and The Texas Blueberry Festival. The combination of dedicated entrepreneurs, a historic backdrop, and committed community make Downtown Nacogdoches a major tourist destination. Just recently, Nacogdoches was named the "#1 Oldest Towns in Texas You Need To Visit" by Wideopencountry.com.
Main Street Program
The Main Street Program works closely with Community partners including the Chamber of Commerce, Convention & Visitors Bureau, and Nacogdoches Economic Development Corporation (NEDCO.) The Nacogdoches community is heavily invested in the success of the Downtown Merchants. The Convention & Visitors Bureau is located in the center of Downtown. To start planning your trip here, visit their website. Visit Nacogdoches