Museums in San Antonio
- Guenther House
205 East Guenther • San Antonio, TX 78204
The House is located on a bend of river, at the foot of King William, one of the oldest historic districts in Texas. Carl Hilmer Guenther founder of Pioneer Flour Mills, Built this elegant home in 1860. The restored house offers a museum where mill memorabilia is displayed. Of interest to collectors are the Dresden china anniversary plates made in Germany until WWII.
Museum and river store hours: 9 a.m., Monday-Saturday; 8 a.m. - 2 p.m., Sunday. Resturant hours: 7 a.m.-3 p.m., Monday -Saturday; a.m.- 2 p.m., Sunday. Free admission.
- McNay Art Museum
6000 North New Braunfels • San Antonio, TX 78209-0069
Since opening five decades ago, the McNay Art Museum continues to build on an already strong collection of 19th- and 20th-century European and American paintings and sculpture by significant artists ranging from Paul Cezanne, Vincent van Gogh, Auguste Rodin, Henri Matisse, and Pablo Picasso, to Edward Hopper, Georgia O'Keeffe, John Sloan, and Marsden Hartley. The McNay is closed Mondays. Admission is free.
- San Antonio Children's Museum
305 E. Houston St. • San Antonio, TX 78205
San Antonio Children's Museum is a fun place for kids age 2 to 12, in San Antonio, Texas
- San Antonio Museum of Art
200 W. Jones Ave. • San Antonio, TX 78215
The Museum conducts more than 500 guided tours annually and provides approximately 200 educational programs each year. Programs include lectures, concerts, films, children?s workshops, scholarly symposia, family art activities and special exhibitions.
- Southwest School of Art
300 Augusta • San Antonio, TX 78205
The Southwest School of Art is a nationally-recognized leader in arts education, offering studio programs for more than 4000 adults, children and teens annually. Classes and workshops are taught by outstanding local, regional and national artists in state-of-the-art facilities; the school offers a certificate program for professional artists and craftspersons.
The school also organizes contemporary art exhibitions, lectures and concerts, as well as houses a history-based Visitors Center Museum , a Gallery Shop and a lunch café. During a typical year, more than 225,000 people attend events, view exhibits, take classes or visit the historic site.
- Steves Homestead
509 King William Street • San Antonio, TX 78204
Located in King William Historic District This Victorian French Second Empire design three-story home was built for Edward Steves in 1876.Furnished in a late 19th Style. The River House, a one-story brick structure housed the first natatorium or inside swimming pool in San Antonio. The Carriage House was built in 1875.The Two story frame and stone was used for storage The Servants Quarters was built around 1877.
The Steves Homestead has been maintained since 1954 as a historic house museum, open daily Hours: 10:00 am-4:15 pm.
- The Institute of Texan Cultures
801 S. Bowie St. • San Antonio, TX 78205
Part of The University of Texas at San Antonio, the Institute is a statewide educational center concerned with history and diverse cultures of Texas. On the exhibit floor of 27 cultural and ethnic groups. Touch the buffalo-hide tipi in the Indian Area; grind corn in the Mexican jacal; find a photo of your German ancestor; and examine the contents of a Lebanese peddler's pack.
- The Museo Alameda
101 South Santa Rosa • San Antonio, TX 78207
The Museo Alameda, the first formal affiliate of The Smithsonian Institution, is the nation’s largest Latino museum. It is part of The Alameda National Center for Latino Arts and Culture, a non-profit organization that also operates the Alameda Theatre, the landmark Latino movie palace in downtown San Antonio. With more than 20,000 square feet of exhibit space and 11 galleries, the Museo is devoted to telling the story of the Latino experience in America through art, history and culture.
The Museo Alameda is located in historic Market Square at 101 S. Santa Rosa Street, San Antonio, Texas. Admission is free with a suggested donation. Hours of operation are Tuesday through Sunday, noon to 6 p.m. The museum is closed on Mondays. For more information, including current exhibitions and programs, visit the Museo Alameda website at www.thealameda.org, or call 210-299-4300.
- Witte Museum
3801 Broadway • San Antonio, TX 78209
San Antonio's premier museum, the Witte features history and science exhibits, major national traveling exhibits, family events, live gallery theater, and overnight camp-ins for children. Highlights include Texas dinosaurs, an Egyptian mummy and five historic homes from San Antonio's past.