NACOGDOCHES — Ever wondered what it would have been like to live a life of privilege in a Victorian mansion during the turn of the 20th century? The surreal experience of dining at Pemberley’s at The Jones House in Texas’ oldest town offers a pretty good glimpse into that distant past.

Inside a lavishly appointed and beautifully restored 1897 Queen Anne-style home that also functions as a bed and breakfast on the brick streets of downtown Nacogdoches, Pemberley’s offers a lunch menu five days a week and a buffet on Sundays.

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