7 Museums and Historical Places in San Antonio

January 13, 2016    By: mramirez

Discover 7 Unique Museums and Historical Places Nearby Exquisite New Homes for Sale in San Antonio


The nation’s most visited city has a so much to offer visitors and residents of new homes for sale in San Antonio.  The rich colonial heritage of the city is ever apparent as you explore the historical city and its museums. While the most well-known historic place is certainly the Alamo, we’ve shared some of the unique museums and historic places you’ll want to explore.


Spanish Governor’s Palace – Representing Texas’ earliest history under Spanish rule, the governor’s palace was the original residence and office for the captains of the military garrison from 1722 through the early 1800’s.


The Guenther House – Carl Hilmar Guenther was the founder of Pioneer Flour mills and built his elegant 19th century home in San Antonio minutes from his mill. The restored home is now a museum this is host to mill memorabilia, mill store and a delightful restaurant.


La Villita Historic Arts Village – A shaded plaza along the banks of the San Antonio River this “little town” was one of San Antonio’s first neighborhoods. Today it offers an array of galleries, dining and unique shops.  The area is also host to a number of festivals and events.

McNay Art Museum –  Founded in 1954, this museum was the first modern art museum in Texas. The museum features 19th and 20th-century European and American Art.


San Antonio Missions Historical Park – A National Historic Park, these walled communities house nearly 300 years of history beginning with the earliest settlers from Spain.  The park encompasses four of the five preserved Spanish missions, visitor center, demonstration farm and more.

Briscoe Western Art Museum – The history, culture and art of the American West come alive at the Briscoe Western Art Museum.  Located along the Riverwalkvisitors will find a variety of collections that tell the exciting story of the expansion westward.

King William Historic District – Take a stroll south of the bustling Riverwalk and downtown area and you’ll find an idyllic neighborhood of the mid-19th century with many finely restored large homes designed in the Greek Revival, Victorian, and Italianate architecture styles.


All of these great museums and historic locations are minutes from the exquisite new Sitterle Homes in communities throughout San Antonio.  We invite you to tour our new homes and discover the history that surrounds each of our unique neighborhoods.