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

Established in 1718 as Mission San Antonio de Valero, for over 300 years, the former mission now kno ...

300 Alamo Plaza, San Antonio, Texas, 78205
Aztec Theatre

The Aztec Theatre is San Antonio's premier historical multi-purpose entertainment and events facilit ...

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 beautifu ...

1715 N. Zarzamora, San Antonio, Texas, 78201
Briscoe Western Art Museum, The

The Briscoe Western Art Museum, named in honor of the late Texas Governor, Dolph Briscoe, Jr. and hi ...

210 W. Market Street, San Antonio, Texas, 78205
Buckhorn Saloon and Museum

Experience a Texas Sized Adventure—just two blocks from The Alamo. Established in 1881, The Buckhorn ...

318 E Houston 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 o ...

228 S. Laredo St, San Antonio, Texas, 78207
DoSeum, The

The DoSeum is much more than a children’s museum. It’s a place where interactive fun and hands-on le ...

2800 Broadway Street, San Antonio, Texas, 78209
Ft. Sam Houston’s Quadrangle

Fort Sam Houston was designated as a National Historic Landmark in 1975. As one of the Army's oldest ...

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 ...

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 ...

33 Herff Road, Boerne, Texas, 78006
Historic Market Square

Enjoy the sights and flavors of old Mexico at Historic Market Square, a favorite of locals and touri ...

514 W. Commerce Street, San Antonio, Texas, 78205
Historic Pearl

Pearl is a neighborhood and like all great neighborhoods it has a rich history that is added to and ...

303 Pearl Pkwy, San Antonio, Texas, 78215
Historic Sunset Station

Historic Sunset Station is located just one hundred yards north of the Alamodome and a short walk fr ...

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 dange ...

12500 NW Military Hwy, San Antonio, Texas, 78231
Hot Wells of Bexar County

Hot Wells of Bexar County is the county’s newest park located along the Mission Reach of the San Ant ...

Playground Features
5503 S Presa Street, San Antonio, Texas, 78223
Institute of Texan Cultures, The

Located at Hemisfair, steps from the Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center and the Tower of the Americ ...

801 E. Cesar E. Chavez Blvd, San Antonio, Texas, 78205
Japanese Tea Garden

The Japanese Tea Garden has a glorious history of over 90 years, from the time it was an operating r ...

3875 N St Mary's Street, San Antonio, Texas, 78212
Kendall County Historic Jail Museum

The Kendall County Historic Jail was constructed in 1887 and served for a century as the county jail ...

208 E San Antonio Avenue, Boerne, Texas, 78006
King William Historic District

A sprawling 25 blocks of downtown San Antonio is distinguished as the historic King William District ...

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 An ...

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 event ...

402 E. Blanco Rd, Boerne, Texas, 78006
La Villita Historic Arts Village

One of San Antonio’s first neighborhoods, La Villita was originally a settlement of primitive huts f ...

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 w ...

4301 Broadway, San Antonio, Texas, 78209
Mission Concepción

This handsome church looks essentially as it did more than 200 years ago in 1731. In those early yea ...

807 Mission Rd. at Felisa St., San Antonio, Texas, 78210
Mission Marquee Plaza

Nestled near the historic and internationally-renowned San Antonio Missions, Mission Marquee Plaza i ...

3100 Roosevelt Ave, San Antonio, Texas, 78214
Mission San Francisco De La Espada

Mission San Francisco de la Espada appears as remote today as it did in the mid 1700s. It boasts the ...

10040 Espada Rd, San Antonio, Texas, 78214
Mission San José

Founded in 1720 and known as the "Queen of the Missions" due to its size and elaborate sculptures th ...

6701 San Jose Dr., San Antonio, Texas, 78214
Mission San Juan Capistrano

Established along the banks of the San Antonio River in 1731, Mission San Juan Capistrano offered a ...

9101 Graf Rd., 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. ...

3400 Fredericksburg Rd, San Antonio, Texas, 78201
San Antonio Missions National Historical Park

San Antonio Missions consists of four mission sites that are about 2-3 miles apart from each other. ...

6701 San Jose Drive, San Antonio, Texas, 78214
San Antonio Missions National Park

After 10,000 years, the people of South Texas found their cultures, their very lives under attack. I ...

6701 San Jose Dr, San Antonio, Texas, 78214
San Fernando Cathedral

Famous as the burial site of the heroes of the Alamo, the Roman Catholic San Fernando Cathedral (Chu ...

115 Main Plaza, San Antonio, Texas, 78130
Southwest School Of Art History Center

On an historic campus alongside San Antonio's meandering River Walk, the Southwest School of Art is ...

300 Augusta, San Antonio, Texas, 78205
Spanish Governor's Palace, The

This National Historic Landmark represents the last visual remnants of the Presidio San Antonio de B ...

105 Plaza De Armas, San Antonio, Texas, 78205
Spanish Governor's Place

This National Historic Landmark represents the last visual remnants of the Presidio San Antonio de B ...

105 Plaza de Armas, San Antonio, Texas, 78205
Steves Homestead Museum

The Steves Homestead House Museum is an elegant three-story Victorian mansion located in the King Wi ...

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: gar ...

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 ...

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 ...

12603 West Ave, San Antonio, Texas, 78216
Witte Museum

The Witte Museum is dedicated to natural history, science and South Texas heritage. The permanent co ...

3801 Broadway Street, San Antonio, Texas, 78209