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Steves Homestead

Open Now: 9:45 AM - 4:15 PM
Open today: 9:45 AM - 4:15 PM
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Great history tour

The home is magnificent and the tour is well worth it to really appreciate the life of wealthy... read more

Reviewed 24 July 2018
David J
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Texarkana, Texas
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Amazingly beautiful home!

We had walked by this beautiful home many times just admiring from afar but finally got to visit it... read more

Reviewed 14 July 2018
mika1014
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San Antonio, Texas
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Take the docent-led tour of this Victorian mansion for a reconstructed take on the lifestyle of rich and famous San Antonio personalities in the late 1800s.
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509 King William, San Antonio, TX 78204-1411
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Reviewed 2 May 2010

I enjoyed my visit to the King William Historic District, and especially the Steves Homestead. The Steves Family was very influential to San Antonio, and the home was considered modern for its time by being the first to have electricity in the city and have...More

9  Thank VegasBling
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Reviewed 28 July 2011

I walked all the way from downtown to see Steves Homestead only to find that although the sign at the house says that there are tours every half hour, you have to book in advance for them. There was a group of very irate people...More

6  Thank LMCambridge_UK
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Reviewed 1 week ago

So I would love to have seen the inside...but no notice, no nothing, just, not open on a Saturday. Spoke with the woman manning the desk at the Mathis house who also runs the Steves, said they were short-handed. But not too short-handed to have...More

Thank lisaemery2016
Reviewed 7 October 2018 via mobile

We took an Uber there only to see a sign posted that said it was closed until the 16th, sorry for the inconvenience. I just checked online and it still says open until 3:30 pm. Would have been nice to know before we got all...More

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Reviewed 24 July 2018 via mobile

The home is magnificent and the tour is well worth it to really appreciate the life of wealthy Germans in San Antonio of the 19th century. The tours are intimate (just my wife and I with the guide) and allow for questions and conversation. I...More

Thank David J
Reviewed 14 July 2018

We had walked by this beautiful home many times just admiring from afar but finally got to visit it inside. What amazing architecture and the antiques are breath taking. A definite must see!

Thank mika1014
Reviewed 11 July 2018

Three story residence now a museum. Great tour available. Decoration changes by the season. Learn about the Steves family and life in 1880's San Antonio.

1  Thank Chinapjs
Reviewed 10 July 2018

Have been th their Christmas open house is very nice and enjoyable. Beautiful to see in all seasons. Guides are nice and very knowledgable. The King Willian area where the home is very beautiful and have to eat at the Guether House for breakfast. Excellent...More

Thank atr2b1218
Reviewed 4 July 2018 via mobile

Randy our tour guide extended amazing hospitality as he gave us a personal tour of the home as no one else was there. His knowledge of the history of the family and the house greatly enhanced our visit! When you are finished touring the home...More

Thank DH95
Reviewed 25 June 2018

The King William area of San Antonio, which is called South Town, is filled with homes built in honor of King Wilheim of Germany. During the war, the name changed but was again brought to its original name. Many homestaeds are available for viewing. It...More

Thank AlmostFamousRocker
Reviewed 4 June 2018

My husband and I are big fans of historic homes and this one is one of my favorites. The home is beautiful, the price is reasonable ($7.50 for self-guided tour), and the furnishings are elaborate. My favorite part of this house is the employees make...More

Thank Cathy H
Reviewed 19 May 2018

Well I missed the guided tour, but in each room there is a laminate which gives you the history of the room you are in. Really lovely to look at the exhibits and how people lived in that era. You can also see their transport...More

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I think we paid $7 or $8...no reservation...hours are posted on the web site and out in front of the home.
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