Carver Community Cultural Center

226 N. Hackberry, San Antonio TX, 78202
210.207.7211
http://www.thecarver.org

 

The Carver was recently determined to be an impressive example of a community building in the Moderne style by the Texas Historic Preservation Office, which declared the Carver historically significant both for its architecture and as a cultural fixture in our community. Funds have recently been granted by the San Antonio Conservation Society for research and nomination for inclusion of the Carver Community Cultural Center and the Little Carver Civic Center in the National Register of Historic Places.

The Guenther House

205 E. Guenther St. San Antonio TX 78204
Phone: (210) 227-1061
www.guentherhouse.com

Located on a bend of the the San Antonio River at foot of King William is one of the oldest historic districts in Texas. Carl Hilmar Guenther, founder of Pioneer Flour Mills, built this elegant home in 1860. The restored house offers a museum featuring mill memorabilia. Of interest to collectors are the Dresden China anniversary plates made in Germany until WWII. Museum and River Mill store hours: 8 a.m.- 4 p.m., Monday-Saturday 8 a.m.- 3 p.m., Sunday. Restaurant hours: 7 a.m. – 3 p.m. daily. Free admission.

Spanish Governor’s Palace

105 Plaza de Armas San Antonio TX 78205-2412
Phone: (210) 224-0601
Fax: (210) 223-5562
www.spanishgovernorspalace.org 
A national historic landmark, labeled “the most beautiful building in San Antonio” by the National Geographic Society, it once housed the officials of the Spanish Province of Texas. Over the entrance is the original keystone which contains the carved, double-headed eagle of the Hapsburg coat-of-arms and the inscription, in Spanish, &quotfinished in 1749.” Distinguishing features include period furnishings and a cobblestone patio with fountain and foliage. Hours: 9 a.m.-5 p.m., Monday-Saturday 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Sunday.

San Antonio Missions

2202 Roosevelt Ave. San AntonioTX 78210
Phone: (210) 534-8833 &bull Fax: (210) 534-1106
www.nps.gov/saan
The chain of missions established along the San Antonio River in the 18th century are reminders of one of Spain’s most successful attempts to extend its New World dominion from Mexico. Representing both church and state, these missions were charged with converting the local Native Americans, collectively called Coahuiltecans, into devout Catholics and productive members of Spanish society. More than just churches on the Spanish Colonial frontier, the missions also served as vocational and educational centers, economic enterprises involved in agricultural and ranching endeavors and regional trade.&nbspThey were the greatest concentration of Catholic missions in North America and formed the foundation for what is today the thriving city of San Antonio. The park contains the historically and architecturally significant structures of missions Concepci&oacuten, San José, San Juan and Espada. Other important cultural resources included are [...]

San Antonio Botanical Garden

555 Funston, San Antonio  TX 78209
Phone: (210) 207-3250
www.sabot.org

 

This 33-acre living museum, one can enjoy colorful seasonal floral displays, a serene native forest walk, exotic plant specimens from around the world, modernistic glass pyramids, and even an authentic log cabin.

Highlights include the Old Fashioned Perennial Garden, Rose Garden, Sacred Garden, Garden for the Blind, Kuamoto En (an authentic Japanese Garden), and extensive native collections representing the hill Country, East Texas and Southwest Texas. The futuristic Lucile Halsell Conservatory features plants from around the world displayed in the Exhibit Room, Desert Pavilion, Tropical Forest Room, Palm House and Fern Grotto. The Aquatic Garden Pool is the central feature of the Conservatory Courtyard. The historic Carriage House, your entry point to the Garden, also includes the gift shop and restaurant (kitchen closed Mondays). Garden is open every day from 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. Closed Christmas and New Years’s Day. [...]

King William Historic Area

1032 South Alamo San Antonio, TX. 78210
Phone: (210) 227-8786 Fax: (210) 227-8030
www.kingwilliamassociation.org
A 25-block area near downtown on the south bank of the San Antonio River. In the late 1800’s the King William District was the most elegant residential area in the city. Prominent German merchants originally settled the area. It was zoned as the state’s first historic district, and has once again become a fashionable neighborhood. The area includes the following attractions.

Note – RESTRICTED ACCESS: Motorcoaches/buses may obtain a Historic District Destination Point Permit to drop off and pick-up passengers (using the most direct route from the city designed arterial) for the Steves Homestead by contacting the City of San Antonio Transportation Dept. at 210-207-7378 or 210-207-7379.

Casa Navarro State Historical Park

228 S. Laredo St. San Antonio, TX 78207
Phone: (210) 226-4801 Fax: (210) 226-4801
www.tpwd.state.tx.us/park/jose

The home site of Jose Antonio Navarro (1795-1871), a Texas legislator under Mexico, the Republic of Texas and the U.S. The site of Navarro’s furnished house, first residence, and store. Navarro’s life illustrates Texas rich Mexican history and heritage. Conversational tours and exhibits are provided. Hours: 10 a.m.-4 p.m., Wednesday-Sunday. Admission: $2, children 12 and under free. Adult group rate $1 school groups 50 cents per person.  Please call ahead to verify admission prices.