Saturday, June 19, 2021


History & Culture


Presidio San Antonio de Béjar

This National Historic Landmark represents the last visual remnants of the Presidio San Antonio de Béjar. Traditionally known as the Spanish Governor’s Palace, it was the original comandancia (residence and working office) for the captains of the military garrison from 1722 until the early 1800s.

Come learn Texas’s earliest history under Spanish rule. Tour the rooms furnished with Spanish Colonial period pieces and be delighted with the beautifully landscaped gardens in the courtyard.

Procedures for Visiting the Spanish Governor's Palace

As of May 17, 2021:

In compliance with CDC guidance, the City of San Antonio and the World Heritage Office continue to take precautions for the care of every visitor. Face masks and social distancing will be optional for fully vaccinated guests of the Spanish Governor's Palace. The CDC recommends those who are not yet fully vaccinated should continue to wear face coverings. Handwashing stations and hand sanitizer are available to visitors. Museum staff will monitor and clean high-touch surfaces, and continue to wear face coverings during operating hours. Reservations are no longer required to visit the Spanish Governor’s Palace, however you may purchase your tickets online if you prefer a touchless, cashless transaction.

Hours of Operation

  • Tuesday - Saturday: 9 am - 5 pm
  • Sunday: 10 am - 5 pm
  • Monday: Closed


  • Adult: $5
  • Seniors (age 60 & up): $3
  • Military with ID: $3
  • Children (ages 7-13): $3
  • Children (under age 7): Free

The Spanish Governor's Palace is managed by the City of San Antonio World Heritage Office.