Calendar of Programs & Events at Villa Finale

What's On at Villa Finale

Ticket purchases may be made below (unless otherwise specified) or by calling Visitor Services at (210) 223-9800. Payment for your ticket must be made at the time of reservation.

Please contact Farrah Varga, Marketing & Development Coordinator, at for more information about programming or for any programming-related media requests.


Villa Finale Presents:

Power of the People

A Special Tricentennial Edition of Our Annual Lecture Series



Villa Finale's celebrated lecture series, now in its third year, has brought local writers, academics, and business people to our elegant Napoleon Parlors to engage with guests in a salon-style atmosphere.  

This year's series, Power of the People, coincides with San Antonio's 300th anniversary and will showcase some of our city's true innovators, pioneers, and visionaries as they discuss topics spanning 300 years of history in San Antonio.

Thursday, September 13, 2018 

Lecture #3 (SOLD OUT)

San Antonio Past to Present


San Antonio's Hundred Year Journey:

 Are We There Yet?

 Presented By

Charles A. Gonzalez

Former United States Congressional Representative

Thursday, September 13, 2018
Gates open: 5:30pm
Lecture: 6:00pm - 7:30pm

Villa Finale: Museum & Gardens
Napoleon Parlors
401 King William Street

San Antonio native Charles Gonzalez was elected to the U.S. House of Representatives in 1998 and served until 2013, representing the 20th district of Texas. In this capacity, he served on the Financial Services, Energy and Commerce, Judiciary, Small Business, House Administration, and Homeland Security committees. Mr. Gonzalez also chaired the Special Task Force to determine election results in Florida's Congressional District 13 and chaired the Congressional Hispanic Caucus and Congressional Hispanic Caucus Institute. He is currently practicing law in San Antonio. 




Thursday, November 8, 2018 

Lecture #4 (SOLD OUT)

The Future of San Antonio

 Robert Rivard

Journalist and founder of The Rivard Report, a nonprofit public interest news site and community platform now in its seventh year of publication. 


I Spy...A Scavenger Hunt!
Family Fun in the King William Neighborhood!

Do you think you would make a good detective? Can you solve puzzles using clues? If you think you can, join us for the, "I Spy ..." A Scavenger Hunt in the King William neighborhood! "Detectives" will get a pair of binoculars to use for finding the photo clue on their "hunter's map." Find all the clues, fill out the puzzle to find a hidden message, and you could be the #1 detective of the day! First, second, and third place individuals from each age group will be awarded medals while first, second, and third place teams will be awarded certificates. All detectives will be treated to yummy refreshments at the finish line. Don't miss out on the fun!

A parent or guardian must accompany children. The program is designed for two age categories: kids 5 - 8, and 9 - 12 (each group receives age-appropriate activities). Check-in begins at 9:30am. 


Registration is required and space is limited, so please call (210) 223-9800 or email to register.

Smithsonian Magazine 
Museum Day

Villa Finale: Museum & Gardens is one of the institutions participating in Smithsonian Magazine's Museum Day. Participating museums and cultural institutions across the country provide free entry to anyone presenting a Museum Day ticket. The Museum Day ticket provides free admission for two people on Saturday, September 22, 2018. 

Join us for free self-guided first floor tours from 10:00am to 3:30pm. Click here to download your ticket!



A Workshop for the Mind and Spirit

Pendulums are simple devices that have long been used to communicate with spirits. Learn the history of pendulums, how to make them, and how to use them during

Pendulums: A Workshop for the Mind and Spirit, led by the expert spiritualists of Austin Séance. 

Whether you're a believer in the afterlife or not, it will be a memorable experience! 

Pendulums: A Workshop for the Mind and Spirit

Saturday, October 13th, 2:00pm - 3:30pm

Meusebach House
414 King William

Admission: $10

Please click here to purchase your tickets online or call Visitor Services at (210) 223-9800 to purchase over the phone.


Villa Finale After Dark


Join Villa Finale: Museum & Gardens for our second annual live seance - now expanded to two evenings at two historic museums! These incredible evenings will feature presentations by Austin Seance inside Villa Finale and neighboring property, The Steves Homestead, both built in 1876. Learn about the history of spiritualism in America and commune with a spirit or two!

Due to the popularity of last year's seance, we have added an additional date at an additional historic location!

Villa Finale: Museum & Gardens:

Friday, October 12, 2018


The Steves Homestead Museum: 

Saturday, October 13, 2018


Friday, October 12, 2018

7:30pm - 10:00pm (gates open at 7:00pm)


Villa Finale: Museum & Gardens

401 King William

(Parking along King William and

Sheridan Streets)


Saturday, October 13, 2018

7:30pm - 10:00pm (gates open at 7:00pm)


The Steves Homestead Museum

509 King William

(Parking along King William and 

Johnson Streets)


$55 per person for one site only

$100 per person (includes afternoon workshop; details forthcoming) for both sites

18+ only, please

Due to limited seating and high demand, we will be unable to offer complimentary or discounted tickets for this event. These tickets are non-refundable.

Click here to purchase your tickets for Seance #1

Click here to purchase your tickets for Seance #2

Click here to purchase your tickets for Seance #1 AND Seance #2

Autumn is just around the corner and that means it's almost time for our annual 

A Spooktacular Halloween at Villa Finale

This event harkens back to celebrations of the late 19th century when neighborhoods would get together to observe Halloween with costumes, games, and delicious treats!  Kids ages 3 - 12 can decorate their own trick-or-treat bag, play Halloween-themed games, enter a screaming contest and a costume contest, participate in a "fun dash" trick-or-treat, enjoy snacks, and more!    

A Spooktacular Halloween at Villa Finale

Saturday, October 27th, 3:30pm - 6:00pm)

  • Children 3-12: $5
  • Teens 13+ and Adults: $10

Please click here to purchase your tickets or call Visitor Services at (210) 223-9800 to purchase over the phone.