Don’t be misled by the word “homestead”—this is a Victorian mansion, built in 1876 for lumber magnate Edward Steves, and most likely designed by prominent San Antonio architect Alfred Giles. Steves’ granddaughter bequeathed it to the San Antonio Conservation Society, who then restored it. One of the few houses in the King William Historic District open to the public, it gives a fascinating glimpse into the life of the local upper class in the late 19th century. You can opt for a self-guided tour, but if you have time, wait for a 45-minute-long docent tour—the guides’ knowledge of local color and gossip make these quite entertaining.
San Antonio› Attraction
Steves Homestead Museum
509 King William St, San Antonio, TX 78204, USA
Our Rating Neighborhood Southtown/King William Hours Daily 10am–4:15pm (last tour 3:30pm). Closed major holidays. Transportation
Bus: VIVA line 40Phone 210/227-9160 Prices Self-guided tours $7.50 adults; $5 seniors, students, and active-duty military with ID; ages 11 and under free. Guided tours $10 adults; $7.50 seniors, students, and active military; ages 11 and under free. Web site Steves Homestead Museum
Map509 King William St San Antonio TX 78204 USA San Antonio
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