There are so many big and beautiful mansions found across the great state of Texas. You will find these properties with so many different amenities being offered. Some of these older properties offer gigantic plots of land to create the privacy you might want; others are smaller but might offer more updates inside the home. But there is only one Texas mansion known for being the oldest that is still standing, that is The Seaquist House. 

The construction of The Seaquist House started back in 1887 by Reverand Thomas A. Broad. He was a methodist pastor but actually became more well known for his second occupation which was mason work, specifically a stone carver and builder.  

The Seaquist House Became Historic 

It was back in 1974 when the National Register of Historic Places gave a historical marker to the residence. You might not realize it from the outside but this gorgeous and historic home also offers a chapel and a ballroom.  

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Public Tours Available for The Seaquist House 

If you’re a history buff and want to see the oldest standing mansion in Texas for yourself, you can do that as they offer tours. The cost is $15 for adults, kids 9-12 are $5, kids 8 and under are free. You are also able to set up a private tour for $20 per person with a minimum of 5 people.  

I’m sure you want to see pictures of the oldest standing mansion in Texas. Let’s not wait any longer and peek around to see what it looks like.  

Take a Look Inside The Oldest Mansion in Texas

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Let's Take a Look at the Stunning & Oldest Standing Mansion in Texas

According to the home's website, construction began in 1887 by Rev. Thomas A. Broad. "Broad was a popular Methodist pastor whose sermons “showed deep thought and a familiarity with important scientific discoveries,” according to the Mason County News. However, he became better known in Mason for his second occupation as a stonecarver and builder. His work featured ornate carved limestone that contrasted with the darker sandstone."

The home has a rich history and in 1974, it received a historical marker on the National Register of Historic Places.

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