The Spanish Governor's Palace is a historic adobe from the Spanish Texas period located in Downtown San Antonio.
It is the last visible trace of the 18th-century colonial Presidio San Antonio de Béxar complex, and the only remaining example in Texas of an aristocratic 18th-century Spanish Colonial in−town residence. The National Geographic Society has named the landmark "the most beautiful building in San Antonio." The building was designated a National Historic Landmark in 1970. It is now owned by the city, and is open to the public as a museum.
|Tuesday||9:00 AM – 5:00 PM|
|Wednesday||9:00 AM – 5:00 PM|
|Thursday||9:00 AM – 5:00 PM|
|Friday||9:00 AM – 5:00 PM|
|Saturday||9:00 AM – 5:00 PM|
|Sunday||10:00 AM – 5:00 PM|
Jacob Floyd | Nov 17, 2017
The lady at the front was knowledgeable and friendly. This place is something I don't think most visitors would notice, but well worth the price of admission. They offer a military discount as well. There's a really nice courtyard, the only downside about this place is that it isn't entirely accurate, the lady working there mentioned that it was renovated to "match" what the owner of the building at the time thought a Spanish Governor's Palace should look like. Still worth the visit though.
Andy Hockenbrock | Feb 5, 2018
Very cool museum that is laid out well. Very knowledgeable staff who made sure we got to see the good stuff that the kids would understand.
Bret Odom | Jan 29, 2018
This is an interesting little spot, with a peaceful garden in the back. The "palace" is only six rooms on the main floor, but interesting none-the-less.
Deborah Gray | Oct 28, 2017
This is a tiny building named a "palace" to encourage visitors. It's a great little piece of history about San Antonio. I was disappointed to learn it was mostly completely rebuilt/remodeled a few decades ago. This is where the original Spanish governor of the area lived and worked.
Bryce Caster | Nov 6, 2017
This neat little museum carefully preserves the house of a former Spanish captain. It did not belong to a governor and it was not a palace. Make sure to check out the hidden courtyard in the back. Admission is $5.
Robert Anthony, CTA | Apr 5, 2018
Talk about a place full of history. Very interesting. As we arrived the museum care taker started telling us the history of the property. She was very helpful and knowledgeable. The Spanish Governors Palace is a great representation of what life was like in San Antonio in its earlier days. If you like history then this is a recommended visit.
Mike Moya | Apr 29, 2018
Very cool little museum. $5 a head or $3 with military discount. Peaceful little house with interesting little things to see what life was like. Nice and private garden area where you can actually sit for a while. Great little restrooms too. Always great to find a private restroom when you are downtown anywhere.
Sean Fitzgerald | Apr 21, 2018
Enjoyable and informative. I appreciate the honesty about the efforts in the '30s to make it historical and renovate it, even going so far as to call it a 'palace'. Even for what it is, it is a very interesting location, and an hour well spent.
Andie Urbina | May 17, 2018
Very cool place to visit it cost $5 per person. This is a go at your own place tour. There are about 10 rooms and then the outside courtyard. This place also provides bathrooms that can be found in the courtyard. Read and learn more about Texas history.
pd doc | Jun 3, 2018
Very interesting self-guided tour, takes an hour maybe two. Descriptions of each room, its use, and its furnishings are provided giving you an idea of life from the early 1700s on.
Sandra Janney | Aug 7, 2018
Interesting, low-priced, well-presented historical site. Not air conditioned, a bit warm in summer! Loads of interesting facts about San Antonio's beginnings, and the cultural mix. All on one level, not time-consuming, smaller attraction
KRIS THOMAS | Aug 14, 2018
It's located in a quiet place and kind of hidden. But I am glad I visited. Well maintained historical place.
Peyton Clark | Jul 25, 2018
very small place, but pretty cool to see what people used to live in a couple hundred years ago. right next to the marketplace (which has a ton of cool mexican culture/trinkets throughout) so that’s a fun little spot to go to if you have time to spare afterwards. we actually only spent 15-20 minutes here, because there wasn’t a lot of people there with us.
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