San Antonio

Historical and Educational Attractions

This page lists attractions of historical, cultural, or educational significance in the San Antonio, Texas area. Listings may include historical homes, battlefields, forts, monuments, famous birthplaces, and other places of historical significance, as well educational attractions such as planetariums.
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Alamo, The

Home of the famous 1836 battle and to living history demonstrations and special events throughout the year, the beautiful 300-year-old former Spanish ...

Area: Central (Inside I-410)
300 Alamo Plaza, San Antonio, Texas, 78205
Arneson River Theatre at La Villita

This beautiful and historic theatre, located in the La Villita Historic Arts Village, is the perfect outdoor venue to watch a dance or musical perform ...

Area: Central (Inside I-410)
418 Villita Street, San Antonio, Texas, 78205
Aztec Theatre

The Aztec Theatre is San Antonio's premier historical multi-purpose entertainment and events facility. Located in the heart of downtown at the corner ...

Area: Central (Inside I-410)
104 N. St. Mary's, San Antonio, Texas, 78205
Basilica Of The National Shrine Of The Little Flower, The

The Basilica of the National Shrine of the Little Flower has the stature of being, the most beautiful church in San Antonio. The church is filled with ...

Area: Central (Inside I-410)
1715 N. Zarzamora, San Antonio, Texas, 78201
Battle For Texas: The Experience

The Battle of the Alamo is coming to life in a fully immersive and interactive adventure known as Battle for Texas: The Experience. The Artifacts: ...

Area: Central (Inside I-410)
Alamo Plaza at Blum Street, San Antonio, Texas, 78205
Casa Navarro State Historic Site

Explore the life of a Texas patriot in the heart of downtown San Antonio. A rancher, merchant, and one of only two native-born Texans to sign the Texa ...

Area: Central (Inside I-410)
228 S. Laredo St, San Antonio, Texas, 78207
Ft. Sam Houston’s Quadrangle

Fort Sam Houston was designated as a National Historic Landmark in 1975. As one of the Army's oldest installations and now part of Joint Base San Anto ...

Free: Yes
Area: Central (Inside I-410)
1400 E Grayson St, San Antonio, Texas, 78208
Hemisfair Historic Buildings

There are 22 historic properties on the Hemisfair campus. Some are brutalist concrete buildings from the 1968 World’s Fair, while many are historic ho ...

Area: Central (Inside I-410)
434 S Alamo St, San Antonio, Texas, 78205
Herff Farm

The Herff farm is now teaching local history and has opened the restored Farmhouse to the public on most Saturday mornings, has a thriving Farmers Mar ...

Area: North of I-410
33 Herff Road, Boerne, Texas, 78006
Historic Sunset Station

Historic Sunset Station is located just one hundred yards north of the Alamodome and a short walk from the Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center. We are ...

Area: Central (Inside I-410)
1174 E Commerce St, San Antonio, Texas, 78205
Holocaust Memorial Museum of San Antonio, The

The Holocaust Memorial Museum of San Antonio is dedicated to educating our community about the dangers of hatred, prejudice and apathy. Through our e ...

Area: Central (Inside I-410)
12500 NW Military Hwy, San Antonio, Texas, 78231
King William Historic District

A sprawling 25 blocks of downtown San Antonio is distinguished as the historic King William District. On the south bank of the San Antonio River, 19t ...

Free: Yes
Area: Central (Inside I-410)
122 Madison Street, San Antonio, Texas, 78204
Koehler Cultural Center

The Koehler House also known as the Koehler Cultural Center is a historic facility donated to San Antonio College for the enhancement of education in ...

Area: Central (Inside I-410)
310 W. Ashby, San Antonio, Texas, 78212
Kuhlmann-King Historical House

Open from 10am-3pm on second Saturdays of each month. Check dates on the website's calendar of events. This house dates back to the 1880s and was buil ...

Area: North of I-410
402 E. Blanco Rd, Boerne, Texas, 78006
La Villita

La Villita was one of San Antonio’s first neighborhoods. It was originally a settlement of primitive huts for the Spanish soldiers stationed at the Mi ...

Area: Central (Inside I-410)
418 Villita Street, San Antonio, Texas, 78205
Lourdes Grotto - University of the Incarnate Word

The Lourdes Grotto honors our Lady of Lourdes, and the original grotto in Lourdes, France which is well known for its healing powers. In pleasant w ...

Area: Central (Inside I-410)
4301 Broadway, San Antonio, Texas, 78209
Mission Marquee Plaza

Nestled near the historic and internationally-renowned San Antonio Missions, Mission Marquee Plaza is an area rich in history and considered to be one ...

Area: Central (Inside I-410)
3100 Roosevelt Ave, San Antonio, Texas, 78214
Old Spanish Trail

During the 1920s San Antonio's Gunter Hotel was the headquarters for the building of the southern U.S. transcontinental Auto Highway commemorated by t ...

Area: Central (Inside I-410)
3400 Fredericksburg Rd, San Antonio, Texas, 78201
San Antonio Missions National Park

After 10,000 years, the people of South Texas found their cultures, their very lives under attack. In the early 1700s Apache raided from the north, de ...

Area: Central (Inside I-410)
6701 San Jose Dr, San Antonio, Texas, 78214
Southwest School Of Art History Center

On an historic campus alongside San Antonio's meandering River Walk, the Southwest School of Art is one of the nation's largest community-based art sc ...

Area: Central (Inside I-410)
300 Augusta, San Antonio, Texas, 78205
Spanish Governor's Place

This National Historic Landmark represents the last visual remnants of the Presidio San Antonio de Béjar. Traditionally known as the Spanish Governor ...

Area: Central (Inside I-410)
105 Military Plz, San Antonio, Texas, 78205
Steves Homestead Museum

The Steves Homestead House Museum is an elegant three-story Victorian mansion located in the King William Historic District. The Homestead reflects th ...

Area: Central (Inside I-410)
509 King William, San Antonio, Texas, 78204
Tower Life Building

The Tower Life Building is a landmark and historic building in Downtown San Antonio. Parking: garage and surface available.

Area: Central (Inside I-410)
310 S. St. Marys Street, San Antonio, Texas, 78205
Villa Finale: Museum & Gardens

Located in the King William National Historic District, Villa Finale is home to exhibitions focusing on the history of the beautiful King William neig ...

Area: Central (Inside I-410)
401 King William St, San Antonio, Texas, 78204
Walker Ranch Historic Landmark Park

Walker Ranch, added to the park system in 1999, has long been a site of historical significance for this region. The park is part of a larger archaeol ...

Area: North of I-410
12603 West Ave, San Antonio, Texas, 78216