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Villa Finale: Museum & Gardens

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we like visiting house museums whenever we visit a new city. for such a big city san Antonio has... read more

Reviewed 25 September 2018
Amazing house and collection!

This is a lovely hidden gem of San Antonio. A turn of the century mansion of various architectural... read more

Reviewed 16 June 2018
The Woodlands, Texas
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Reviewed 5 weeks ago

While the grounds and house are nice, the tour is seriously overpriced and not worth it. As a historical home there are few architectural details that are either unique or worth noting, the collections inside only appealing to a Napoleon fan.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank lisaemery2016
Reviewed 25 September 2018

we like visiting house museums whenever we visit a new city. for such a big city san Antonio has very few to choose from. no problem. this is the one you would go to even if you had plenty to chose from. the owner bought...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank williamNola
Reviewed 16 June 2018 via mobile

This is a lovely hidden gem of San Antonio. A turn of the century mansion of various architectural styles, predominantly Italianate. The house itself is gorgeous as well as the King Williams District that it sits in. There is also a great collection of antiques...More

Date of experience: June 2018
2  Thank LindaD523
Reviewed 14 June 2018

Being short on time we didn't tour the house, only the gardens as we were driving by and knew the gardens were free. It was pretty but much smaller that I expected, more of just someone's yard. Lots of greenery but no flowers to speak...More

Date of experience: June 2018
1  Thank Becki C
Reviewed 19 May 2018

I really wasn't sure what to expect but this house was absolutely amazing. Stuffed full of collectibles by one man, this is a must see for people visiting the King William district. He was obsessed with Napoleon and so had a lot of collectibles of...More

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank Karen C
Reviewed 3 December 2017

Mathis is the man who preserved the now famed King William Historical District in San Antonio. His home is full of unique artifacts, most notably are Lions and anything having to do with Napoleon. I have never seen so many items exhibited, yet the items...More

Date of experience: November 2017
1  Thank Lisa B
Reviewed 10 November 2017 via mobile

This was really a neat little house tour just a short walk from downtown San Antonio. My husband and I did the self-guided tour of the house for $5 per person (money goes toward upkeep of the house). You purchase your tickets from the Carriage...More

Date of experience: November 2017
2  Thank KateFuller27
Reviewed 12 July 2017 via mobile

We followed the Conservation Society's free King William map and came across Villa Finale. We were in between tour times but went around back to see what we could do. A guide graciously gave us a quick tour that was fantastic! This is not just...More

Date of experience: July 2017
Thank Jend420
Reviewed 8 May 2017

We did the self-guided tour. Even though it is self-guided, there is an employee on hand to answer questions and make sure you don't touch stuff. The private collection of the final owner is still displayed where he put it. I think every nook and...More

Date of experience: May 2017
Thank Karen C
Reviewed 3 May 2017

Overall, house was "nice" but too much private collection and not many things of interest to me. Nice that it was in King William District.

Date of experience: September 2016
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