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Villa Finale: Museum & Gardens

401 King William, San Antonio, TX 78204-1409
+1 210-223-9800
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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
Linda D
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The Woodlands, Texas
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Being short on time we didn't tour the house, only the gardens as we were driving by and knew the... read more

Reviewed 14 June 2018
Becki C
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orlando
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401 King William, San Antonio, TX 78204-1409
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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

Thank Linda D
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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

Thank Becki C
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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

Thank Karen C
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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

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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

Thank Kate F
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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

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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

Thank Karen C
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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.

Thank ZinnHouston
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Reviewed 5 March 2017

This house museum has the most unusual and fascinating collection and beautiful gardens. Spend some time walking down King William street.

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Reviewed 4 March 2017

We thought the tour was very well conducted by a very knowledgable and personable guide who encouraged questions from the group. The house has a great history and is well preserved.

Thank Aroyalpain
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