VILLA FINALE: MUSEUM & GARDENS

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 fvarga@villafinale.org for more information about programming or for any programming-related media requests.


 

September


Somos San Antonio (We Are San Antonio)
Thursday, September 7th
6:00 - 7:30

During this admission free outdoor exhibition, guests can enjoy photographs on display on Villa Finale's lush grounds while enjoying music, complimentary beverages, and food for sale by a local vendor. Leashed pets and lawn chairs are welcome.

This is an official Fotoseptiembre event.

Free admission

*UPDATE*

Houston is experiencing heartbreaking and unprecedented flooding and destruction due to Hurricane Harvey. To assist with the relief efforts, the photographers featured in this year's "Somos San Antonio" exhibition have generously agreed to donate the proceeds from the sale of their featured prints entirely to the Hurricane Harvey Relief Fund, an emergency fund created by Houston Mayor, Sylvester Turner, with the cooperation of the Greater Houston Community Foundation. 

Please join us for this wonderful evening of beautiful art and the celebration of the spirit of generosity. If you cannot attend this exhibition, but would like to donate to the relief efforts in Villa Finale's name, please click here



"I Spy...A Scavenger Hunt!"
Saturday, September 23rd
10:00am - 12:00pm

Join us for I Spy...A Scavenger Hunt! in the historic King William neighborhood! This scavenger hunt, with a new "mysterious" twist, will get your kids thinking about architecture in a whole new way. Detectives will get a pair of binoculars, useful for hunting down clues, and first, second, and third place detectives will be awarded a special medal. All detectives will be treated to yummy refreshments at the finish line. 

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 at Villa Finale. 

Admission:

FREE!

Space is limited and registration is required. Please call Visitor Services at (210) 223-9800 or email us at villafinale@villafinale.org 



 

 October


Villa Finale After Dark presents:

Hello From the Other Side: 75 Years of Spiritualism and a Live Séance

Friday, October 13th
7:30pm - 9:30pm



Join Villa Finale: Museum & Gardens for our first-ever live seance! This incredible evening will feature a historic seance, presented by Austin Seance, inside the beautiful Villa Finale mansion, built in 1876. Though the museum features the collections of the final owner of Villa Finale, many have lived here over its storied history. Learn about the history of spiritualism in America and commune with a spirit or two!


The evening will begin with drinks in the garden, so adults over 21 only, please. 

 *This event is sold out*




Villa Finale Presents: Night of the Living Dead

Friday, October 20th
7:00pm - 9:00pm

Join us on the grounds of Villa Finale for a FREE screening of the George A. Romero classic, "Night of the Living Dead" (1968). One dark night in Pennsylvania, an unlikely group takes refuge in an abandoned house only to discover corpses from a nearby graveyard have come to life and are on the hunt for fresh human bodies to devour. Who will make it out alive? Come watch and find out! 

Lawn chairs, small coolers and pets on leash welcome. Gates at 6:30. Be sure to arrive early for the pre-movie trivia competition!

Free admission

A Spooktacular Halloween at Villa Finale!

Saturday, October 28th
3:30pm - 6:00pm

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, participate in a “fun dash” trick-or-treat, enjoy snacks and more! Parents can also impress their little ones by entering the “Purple People Eater Pie Eating Contest” Prizes awarded for scariest, funniest, most creative, parent and overall costumes. Activities are primarily designed for children ages 3-12.

Children 3-12: $5.00
Adults (13+): $10.00 (children must be accompanied by at least one paid adult)


Purchase Spooktacular tickets here 

 

 

 

Villa Finale's
Meusebach House

414 King William Street

Located directly across the street from Villa Finale, the Meusebach House was first built by Smith Ellis and his wife Josie in 1886, before they built and moved into the grand two-story house now located next door.  This cottage was sold to Otto Meusebach in 1889.  The
Meusebachs lived in the home until the early part of the 20th century.

Walter Mathis purchased the home in 1974.  He received an award from the San Antonio Conservation Society in 1976 for his restoration of the Meusebach House.

Today, the house is owned by the National Trust for Historic Preservation and is used by Villa Finale for meetings and special presentations.