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Villa Finale: Museum & Gardens, San Antonio

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#14 of 16 in Historic Sites in San Antonio
Historic Site Tourist Spot
Located at the center of the King William National Historic District and along the world-famous River Walk, Villa Finale is the name given by Walter Nold Mathis to what he knew would be his last home. The house, which sits on 1.5 acres of former farm land for the Alamo, contains Mr. Mathis's collection of over 12,500 fine and decorative arts. Villa Finale proved to be the catalyst in Mr. Mathis's King William preservation efforts; he went on to buy and at least partially restore over 12 properties in the neighborhood. Mr. Mathis's efforts in historic preservation played a major part in the revitalization of King William and provided the foundation to Villa Finale becoming the 27th National Trust Historic Site.
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  • 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 dis...  more »
  • 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.  more »
  • This house museum has the most unusual and fascinating collection and beautiful gardens. Spend some time walking down King William street.  more »
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  • This is a great place to visit; we did a guided tour, and the tour guide was friendly, funny, professional, and very well-versed in her job. Thoroughly enjoyable, and a wonderful part of the city to explore.
  • We absolutely LOVED our tour here! Go to the free gift shop in back to get a free brochure for walking tour of the King William district!!
  • Enjoy a unique collection from and eccentric figure.

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