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Villa Finale: Museum & Gardens, San Antonio

(4.3/5 based on 25+ reviews on the web)
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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TripAdvisor
  • This house museum has the most unusual and fascinating collection and beautiful gardens. Spend some time walking down King William street.  more »
  • We thought the tour was very well conducted by a very knowledgable and personable guide who encouraged questions from the group. The house has a great history and is well preserved.  more »
  • Don't miss this house. Very interesting. Take the guided tour it's well worth it. Our guide was very knowledgeable as she was the marketing director. Would go again as there is so much to see.  more »
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  • Enjoy a unique collection from and eccentric figure.