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Description - Sebastopol House State Historic Site, located in Seguin, Guadalupe County, is a an 1856 Greek Revival-style house sitting on 2.2 acres of its original 4-acre site. Sebastopol House is listed as a Registered Texas Historic Landmark and is in the National Register of Historic Places as a result of its unusual limecrete construction and its architectural style. The Texas Parks and Wildlife Department acquired the park by purchase in 1976 from the Seguin Conservation Society and opened it to the public in September 1989 following restoration. The house is restored to its 1880 appearance. Exhibits explain the original construction, the restoration process, and the history of the house and its inhabitants. Selected LeGette and Zorn family furnishings are displayed demonstrating the tastes of middle-class families of the late nineteenth century.

Attractions - Tours/Programs/Workshops: Tours are conducted Friday and Sunday 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.; other days by appointment. Tours for groups of 10 or more, need advance reservations. Fee charged. Exhibits - Permanent exhibits include family furnishings, archeological artifacts from the site, as well as the building process and restoration of limecrete. Temporary exhibits are displayed on a regular basis; call the park for details. Programs and Special Focus Tours - Activities and tours are available to groups young and old by reservation. In addition, the staff at Sebastopol is happy to modify or develop tours based on your interests and available time. Tours focusing on architecture, furnishing styles, world events, or environmental adaptations and recycling are all possibilities. School Programs and Tours - Changing exhibits focus on 19th century material culture. Rentals: Sebastopol's grounds are available for weddings, receptions, reunions, parties, office picnics, etc. Family picnicking is allowed on the grounds free of charge. Park Store: Sebastopol's park store features products related to its museum collections, historic preservation, Texas history, and architecture.

Recreation - Sebastopol's programs focus on the natural, cultural, and built environments of nineteenth century South central Texas.

Climate - July average high is 96; January average low is 40; average rainfall is 31.4 inches.

Location - Sebastopol is located at 704 Zorn Street, off Alternate Route 90 (Court Street), in Seguin. The park is 30 minutes from San Antonio, 1 hour from Austin, and 3 hours from Houston.


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Contact Information:
Sebastopol House State Historic Site , P O Box 900 , Seguin , Texas, 78156, Phone: 830/379-4833

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Texas State Parks Agency - Official Agency Website

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