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Steves Homestead

Closed Now: 9:45 AM - 4:15 PM
Open today: 9:45 AM - 4:15 PM
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Great history tour

The home is magnificent and the tour is well worth it to really appreciate the life of wealthy... read more

Reviewed July 23, 2018
David J
Texarkana, Texas
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Amazingly beautiful home!

We had walked by this beautiful home many times just admiring from afar but finally got to visit it... read more

Reviewed July 13, 2018
San Antonio, Texas
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Take the docent-led tour of this Victorian mansion for a reconstructed take on the lifestyle of rich and famous San Antonio personalities in the late 1800s.
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509 King William, San Antonio, TX 78204-1411
+1 210-227-9160
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Reviewed November 7, 2018

So I would love to have seen the inside...but no notice, no nothing, just, not open on a Saturday. Spoke with the woman manning the desk at the Mathis house who also runs the Steves, said they were short-handed. But not too short-handed to have...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank lisaemery2016
Reviewed October 6, 2018 via mobile

We took an Uber there only to see a sign posted that said it was closed until the 16th, sorry for the inconvenience. I just checked online and it still says open until 3:30 pm. Would have been nice to know before we got all...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank jmmjr77
Reviewed July 23, 2018 via mobile

The home is magnificent and the tour is well worth it to really appreciate the life of wealthy Germans in San Antonio of the 19th century. The tours are intimate (just my wife and I with the guide) and allow for questions and conversation. I...More

Date of experience: July 2018
1  Thank David J
Reviewed July 13, 2018

We had walked by this beautiful home many times just admiring from afar but finally got to visit it inside. What amazing architecture and the antiques are breath taking. A definite must see!

Date of experience: August 2017
1  Thank mika1014
Reviewed July 10, 2018

Three story residence now a museum. Great tour available. Decoration changes by the season. Learn about the Steves family and life in 1880's San Antonio.

Date of experience: May 2018
1  Thank Chinapjs
Reviewed July 9, 2018

Have been th their Christmas open house is very nice and enjoyable. Beautiful to see in all seasons. Guides are nice and very knowledgable. The King Willian area where the home is very beautiful and have to eat at the Guether House for breakfast. Excellent...More

Date of experience: July 2018
1  Thank atr2b1218
Reviewed July 3, 2018 via mobile

Randy our tour guide extended amazing hospitality as he gave us a personal tour of the home as no one else was there. His knowledge of the history of the family and the house greatly enhanced our visit! When you are finished touring the home...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank DH95
Reviewed June 24, 2018

The King William area of San Antonio, which is called South Town, is filled with homes built in honor of King Wilheim of Germany. During the war, the name changed but was again brought to its original name. Many homestaeds are available for viewing. It...More

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank AlmostFamousRocker
Reviewed June 3, 2018

My husband and I are big fans of historic homes and this one is one of my favorites. The home is beautiful, the price is reasonable ($7.50 for self-guided tour), and the furnishings are elaborate. My favorite part of this house is the employees make...More

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank Cathy H
Reviewed May 19, 2018

Well I missed the guided tour, but in each room there is a laminate which gives you the history of the room you are in. Really lovely to look at the exhibits and how people lived in that era. You can also see their transport...More

Date of experience: May 2018
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Response from josephreba | Reviewed this property |
I think we paid $7 or $8...no reservation...hours are posted on the web site and out in front of the home.