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Villa Finale: Museum & Gardens

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qwerky

we like visiting house museums whenever we visit a new city. for such a big city san Antonio has... read more

Reviewed September 24, 2018
williamNola
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nola
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 June 15, 2018
LindaD523
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The Woodlands, Texas
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Reviewed November 7, 2018

While the grounds and house are nice, the tour is seriously overpriced and not worth it. As a historical home there are few architectural details that are either unique or worth noting, the collections inside only appealing to a Napoleon fan.

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed September 24, 2018

we like visiting house museums whenever we visit a new city. for such a big city san Antonio has very few to choose from. no problem. this is the one you would go to even if you had plenty to chose from. the owner bought...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed June 15, 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

Date of experience: June 2018
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Reviewed June 13, 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

Date of experience: June 2018
1  Thank Becki C
Reviewed May 19, 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

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank Karen C
Reviewed December 2, 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

Date of experience: November 2017
1  Thank Lisa B
Reviewed November 9, 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

Date of experience: November 2017
2  Thank KateFuller27
Reviewed July 11, 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

Date of experience: July 2017
Thank Jend420
Reviewed May 7, 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

Date of experience: May 2017
Thank Karen C
Reviewed May 2, 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.

Date of experience: September 2016
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