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Dear Villa Finale Friends and San Antonio Neighbors:
The Spring and Summer of 2020 will certainly be seasons to remember.  None of us have experienced anything like the COVID-19 outbreak and the repercussions of the pandemic.  Try though we may, it has proven impossible to make short-term, let alone far-reaching, plans.

Our staff has been working diligently to ready Villa Finale for reopening to the public; however, our efforts have been thwarted by the latest surge in COVID-19 cases.  Seeking the most prudent route for providing safety for both our staff and visitors, we have made the difficult decision to remain closed through the remainder of the summer.

Although the historic site will not be physically accessible to our guests, we will be presenting virtual opportunities for viewing and participating in many programs throughout the next several weeks and months.  Please check our website, Facebook, Instagram, and other social media outlets for the latest news and information on these offerings.

We extend our most sincere wishes for good health and wellness, and very much look forward to welcoming you back to Villa Finale (in person!) after the Labor Day weekend.

With our deepest gratitude for your continued interest and support,
Jane Lewis
Executive Director

 

While you may not be able to visit Villa Finale in person, you can still enjoy our collections virtually!
Please click here to tour Villa Finale from home.

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COVID-19 Statement and Policies:

Villa Finale is mindful of concerns surrounding the coronavirus (COVID-19) and we have been monitoring all developments. We have been assured by officials with the Metro Health and Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) that the risk to residents and visitors in San Antonio remains very low. At this time we are taking recommended precautions while continuing regular operations at Villa Finale.  All events, most programs, and daily visitation will proceed as planned. Please contact Visitor Services at (210) 223-9800 or visit this website for updates.

Please see below our current operational policies:

  • Volunteers and staff have been instructed to maintain a distance of at least 3 feet from guests; please be understanding of this necessary precaution.
  • We may limit the number of people in the home at any one time to maintain healthy distance between guests and staff/volunteers. Please enjoy the beautiful spring weather in our outdoor area during your brief wait or visit our gardens!
  • We certainly love to meet and greet our guests, but we are refraining from handshakes at this time.
  • Consider washing your hands before and after visiting the museum. We sanitize throughout the day, but washing your hands for 20 seconds with soap and water is the best method of sanitation.
  • We always maintain a “no-touching” policy, but it is more important than ever right now. Please refrain from touching surfaces and doors inside the home.
  • If you are feeling sick, please reconsider touring at this time. Symptoms of COVID-19 may include fever, chills, sore throat, and dry cough.
  • Our operations may be constantly in flux as we deal with this virus, so we may need to make changes in our tours and/or scheduling. We ask that you be understanding, as our goal is always to protect our staff, volunteers, and visitors.

Villa Finale’s Gardens Are Open!

Located along the edge of San Antonio’s famous River Walk, Villa Finale’s gardens are a classic example of Southern gardens. Villa Finale welcomes all visitors to explore its gardens Tuesday through Friday, 10:00am – 12:00pm, free of charge.

Explore our gardens at your leisure. Download a copy of our self-guided gardens brochure here or pick up your self-guide upon arrival on the front porch of the main house.

Face coverings are required and social distancing of at least six feet is strongly recommended. Leashed dogs are permitted. Smoking is not allowed on Villa Finale property. Professional photography is allowed with advance permission and fee. Villa Finale’s buildings remain closed at this time. Please contact villafinale@villafinale.org with any questions.

Upcoming Closures & Schedule Changes

Dear Villa Finale Friends and San Antonio Neighbors:
The Spring and Summer of 2020 will certainly be seasons to remember. None of us have experienced anything like the COVID-19 outbreak and the repercussions of the pandemic. Try though we may, it has proven impossible to make short-term, let alone far-reaching, plans.

Our staff has been working diligently to ready Villa Finale for reopening to the public; however, our efforts have been thwarted by the latest surge in COVID-19 cases. Seeking the most prudent route for providing safety for both our staff and visitors, we have made the difficult decision to remain closed through the remainder of the summer.

Although the historic site will not be physically accessible to our guests, we will be presenting virtual opportunities for viewing and participating in many programs throughout the next several weeks and months. Please check our website, Facebook, Instagram, and other social media outlets for the latest news and information on these offerings.

We extend our most sincere wishes for good health and wellness, and very much look forward to welcoming you back to Villa Finale (in person!) after the Labor Day weekend.

With our deepest gratitude for your continued interest and support,
Jane Lewis
Executive Director

While you may not be able to visit Villa Finale in person, you can still enjoy our collections virtually!

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Self-guided Tours

Take a tour of the first floor of Villa Finale at your own pace.

Self-guided tours (first-floor only)

Tues – Sat: 10am – 1pm

Adult:$10.00

Seniors, students, and military with current I.D.: $8.00

National Trust or Villa Finale member: $5.00

Please call Visitor Services at (210) 223-9800 for information about self-guided tours.


Guided Tours

Guided tours of Villa Finale are hosted by one of our interpretive Guides who will lead your experience through the 6,500 square-foot home and its collection of fine and decorative arts. Tour size is kept to a maximum of 6 persons and are approximately 1 hour long.

Admission Prices as of February 1, 2018

Tues – Sat: 1:30pm & 3:00pm

Adult: $12.00

Seniors, students, and military with current I.D.: $10.00

National Trust or Villa Finale member: $6.00

Please call Visitor Services at (210) 223-9800 to book your guided tour.


Group Tours

Group tours of Villa Finale and/or the Steves Homestead are available for groups of 8 or more.

To make arrangements for your group or for further information on group tour options, please call Visitor Services at (210) 223-9800 or email us via the Contact button below.

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Explore Villa Finale From Home

With Our Online Exhibition Featuring Staff Favorites

Villa Finale: Museum & Gardens houses an enormous collection of fine art and antiques. However, with so many individual items, over 12,000 in all, sometimes it’s easy to overlook many of the objects in the home.

Villa Finale’s staff has compiled the most popular objects in the house in this room-by-room look. These are the collections that never fail to catch visitors’ eyes and are the most popular with our own staff. Next time you visit, see if you can spot these objects for yourself!

Visit This Collection From Home