Visitor Information122 Madison
San Antonio, Texas 78204
Phone: (210) 223-9800
National Trust for Historic Preservation Member Discount: Fifty percent discount on regular public tours: one adult for individual Members; two adults and all children under 18 years of age in the immediate family for all other Members. Discount does not apply to other programs and cannot be combined with other offers.
Construction began on the Italianate mansion now known as Villa Finale in 1876. By 1967, when civic leader and philanthropist Walter Nold Mathis bought the home, it was a rooming house in decline. Mathis spent eighteen months restoring the home.
In 2004, he gave the home and his extensive collections to the National Trust for Historic Preservation. The home is overflowing with Mathis’ 12,500 piece collection, which includes distinctive examples of European furniture, ceramics, silver, and fine art.
Villa Finale, the first National Trust Historic Site in Texas, is owned and operated by the National Trust for Historic Preservation.