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“Beautiful house and grounds”

Villa Finale: Museum & Gardens
Ranked #100 of 266 things to do in San Antonio
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Reviewed October 24, 2012

After seeing the home and grounds from outside the fence, I decided to take a tour. I was the only person on the tour and the docent was very entertaining with stories / ancedotes about the man who donated the house and his collections (many!) to the city. I agree with others that the collection became overwhelming, but I still enjoyed seeing the interior. Beautiful stained glass windows and a very nice restoration.

2  Thank ChristineQ034
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Reviewed May 9, 2012

There are now two restored houses open for public tours in King William – Steve’s Homestead and Villa Finale. Villa Finale opened in late 2011 and offers hour-long tours from Tuesday thru Saturday. The cost is $10 per person (or $7.50 for seniors) and tickets are purchased at an office site at the intersection of Turner and Madison – about a block from the actual mansion. The house contains 12,000 artifacts of all descriptions (swords, stick pins, china, maps, shaving mugs, Napoleon memorabilia, flatware, lamps, paintings and on and on) and ALL artifacts are on display all the time so you are bombarded with visual input. Tours are limited to six guests. I thought the collections were impressive, the tours well-guided and the price very reasonable. The house is one of only 29 sites in America listed by the National Trust for Historic Preservation. The employees at both locations were well trained and courteous.

5  Thank berkeley78
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Reviewed March 12, 2012

This house tour was a real disappointment. The focus was on all the owner's collections inside. We were interested in the house itself, the architecture and history. The house had many stained glass windows that the tour guide knew nothing about.

2  Thank Darlene P
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