The Buckhorn Saloon & Museum is a privately run museum located at 318 E. Houston Street in Downtown San Antonio, Texas, U.S. Originally privately owned by Albert Friedrich, the Buckhorn became a tourist attraction for its unique collections. Theodore Roosevelt and his Rough Riders were reputed to frequent the establishment. Housed in 1956 in the Lone Star Brewery, the collection passed to Friedrich's heirs who had it moved to its current location.
The Buckhorn Saloon & Museum began as a private collection of Albert Friedrich (1864–1928) in 1881. He was the youngest son of Wenzel< and Agnes Urbaneck Friedrich. The elder Friedrich was an award-winning cabinetmaker who expanded into horn furniture and included Queen Victoria, Otto von Bismarck and Kaiser Wilhelm I among those who owned his creations.
|Monday||10:00 AM – 7:00 PM|
|Tuesday||10:00 AM – 7:00 PM|
|Wednesday||10:00 AM – 7:00 PM|
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|Saturday||10:00 AM – 7:00 PM|
|Sunday||10:00 AM – 7:00 PM|
Brent L | Mar 4, 2018
I recall fond memories from my elementary school field trips to the Buckhorn Hall of Horns (at their original location). I can’t comment on the museum portion but now that I am finally 21 years old, I can review the bar scene. First and foremost, don’t bring a first date here. All of the animal heads, antlers, and horns on the wall might seem creepy to some. They have decent drink prices (for the downtown area), good music, and a wide-open space for dancing if that is your thing – but for some reason most people at this place don’t dance. They just stand and hang around. But that’s cool – whatever floats your boat.
Roi Frias | Mar 1, 2018
This is usually one of my stops when I roll into town but this is a first. Maybe having a manager to manager meeting about how he’s too nice and employees are complacent at the bar, two seats from patrons (four from me), isn’t the best idea. Especially when saying full names of applicants off Indeed (for the love of Buddha, let her see the resumes!) But the gossip on the rest of the staff are great stories. Maybe I’ll show up for the open interviews on Friday just to watch part two of the story. And well done Gene (sp?) on having better HR experience than (said herself). 10/10 for Jeremy!
Benny Prukop | Apr 1, 2018
A must see if you are in San Antonio especially if you are a Texan. A good ole fashion souvenir shop. Shooting galleries. Kissing meters. Texas Ranger museum. Photo shoots. Great bar and food in a unique environment.
Amanda Dickson | Mar 26, 2018
We ate lunch here two days in a row because we enjoyed the food and the atmosphere so much. The serving sizes are huge! My husband and I shared our lunch both days and we both walked away full!
tiago camilo | Mar 13, 2018
They had a private event so we were only able to see it part of the museum. But with that we only payed half price. Verry cool things to see. And the saloon is huge and amazing
Gabriel Garcia | Apr 12, 2018
Unique Museum The Buckhorn is a fun and unique museum located in the heart of downtown San Antonio. I took my 11 year old daughter there and we thoroughly enjoyed looking at the different animals and the museum of oddities. It took us about an hour walking through at a leisurely pace. They do give a Veteran discount which is nice and the greeter wearing an old style cowboy outfit was very pleasant and nice upon entrance. Plus side is your within walking distance of the Alamo, Riverwalk, and other tourist sites. Only downside is you have to pay for parking at a garage, but there are plenty of those around at least.
jeff hollman | Apr 10, 2018
I thoroughly enjoyed our visit to the Buckhorn Saloon!!! This place is better than the Alamo! It costs a little more, but I say worth it! They have the saloon, museum and a Rangers Museum as well. What a great place to visit!
Richard Ferris | Apr 27, 2018
Wow, if you do not mind taxidermy this is probably one of the finest collections anywhere. Forget the Texas Ranger museum ( at the same place) it is the vast galleries of animals from all over the world that is the highlight. Very very few people will have actually seen all the species on display. Allow a couple of hours at least.
Lauren Visalli | Jun 2, 2018
This place is cheesy in the best way. We bought our tickets online because it was cheaper. They didn’t make us purchase a ticket for our 2 year old. We went right when they opened at 10 on a Saturday and it wasn’t crowded at all (probably because the restaurant opens at 11). That was perfect for us because my 2 year old can be a little much. The best thing was that he enjoyed it. He liked seeing all the animals and especially liked the “leaning house” in the sideshow exhibit. Practically couldn’t get him to leave. It’s not easy to entertain a toddler, so I was very happy he enjoyed it. The food wasn’t anything special, but it was fine. You’re really paying for the ambiance of an old saloon and the crazy decor of all the animal heads. I had been to San Antonio many times but had never been here, so I’ll definitely be adding it to my list of things to do when I return in the future.
David Varley | May 24, 2018
Well they say you can never go back to your youth. Over priced. I felt that the items they have are fascinating and of real Texas importance. But to charge 20.00. Per person , we wont be taking anymore out of state guests to the buckhorn. RIP.
David Dano | May 29, 2018
This is a fun way to kill an hour while seeing a wide variety of mounted animals from the world. You can get a drink, or sit down for a meal. The menu is simple, but tasty. I recommend you take the tour, it's well worth the money.
Joe Holbrook | Jul 4, 2018
Stopped in to eat at this Saloon/Museum while visiting my sister in Texas. The food was very good and reasonably priced. If we had more time I would have liked to visit the museum. But from the time we were greeted by a man dressed as an old dusty cowboy to the time we left it was a very enjoyable, five star, experience. Keep up the good work.
Lisa Hastings | Jun 22, 2018
This place was so much fun! The staff made it even better. The history within these walls is amazing! Especially interesting was the fact that it was the Texas Rangers who brought Bonnie and Clyde to justice! Lots to see and the gift shop was great. Would go again and recommend to anyone visiting San Antonio.
Charlotte Joynes | Jun 12, 2018
Totally enjoyable! The food was was very good, but our greatest treat was touring the museum, the Texas Ranger exhibit, the collection of animals heads and bodies that were killed strictly for scientific study, and all the fun exhibits that entertained and/or amused us. It was a great 4 hours we spent visiting there. They had a really good gift shop too.
Shane G | Jun 26, 2018
This place was so much fun! So many interesting things to look at. Grab a drink at the bar and walk around this awesome museum. From history to the wildest creatures, this place has it. Kids loved it, but I think me and the wife loved it more.
Jeremy Fogleman | Aug 5, 2018
Absolutely amazing place. If you love Texas history then you'll love this place. It's two museums in one: the Buckhorn Saloon, which has plenty of animals and other historical exhibits to see, and the Texas Ranger museum, which showcases the history of the Texas Rangers with plenty of interesting artifacts and information. Tickets are reasonably priced, especially if you can find a coupon in one of the San Antonio travel brochures. Once you get your ticket you can go in and out as you please, as long as you keep your receipt. With your ticket you also get 10% off a meal at the restaurant in the museum. All in all, a great deal!
Carissa Davenport | Jul 24, 2018
There are a lot of neat things to look at and it was fun to walk around. You would probably have to go through multiple times to see everything though I think! And the Texas Ranger section was interesting, albeit a bit boring to our small kiddos. The "arcade" left a lot to be desired however. Only one machine worked and the rest took our money!
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