228 S. Laredo St.
San Antonio, TX 78207
GPS: N29° 25' 23" W98° 29' 51"
Explore the life of a Texas patriot in the heart of downtown San Antonio. A rancher, merchant, and one of only two native-born Texans to sign the Texas Declaration of Independence, José Antonio Navarro was a leading advocate for Tejano rights. Casa Navarro State Historic Site celebrates his life at his original 1850s adobe and limestone home, a historic jewel among its urban surroundings.
The site was designated a Texas State Historic Landmark in 1962, listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1972, and named a National Historic Landmark in 2017.
How does a recipe for cooking ox brains teach us about history? Find out at Casa Navarro’s new exhibit, La Cocina en el Bolsillo: Early Twentieth Century Recipes for a Mexican Palate. Learn about the shared culinary heritage of San Antonio and...
Learn about the Día de los Muertos holiday and the basics of altar making. All craft supplies will be provided. Please bring a copy of a photo of a deceased loved one. Adults, children and families can create and decorate their own portable altar...
From the Blog
Unknown to many visitors, the Casa Navarro State Historic Site was part of a vibrant San Antonio neighborhood that thrived for nearly 100 years after José Antonio Navarro’s death in 1871. Although Navarro’s historic home has seen many residents over the years – most had no idea that it once belonged to the Tejano statesman.
San Antonio was a boomtown when Navarro had his home built in...
By Emiliano “Nano” Calderon, Casa Navarro Site Educator
This December, Casa Navarro State Historic Site will wrap up a series of Make Your Own Mole workshops that built off previous historic foodways programs. Mole is a rich sauce in Mexican cuisine that is traditionally prepared during the holidays. The 2014 Mole Navarro workshop featured a mole cooking demonstration and a...
By Emiliano “Nano” Calderon, Site Educator, Casa Navarro State Historic Site
La Cocina en el Bolsillo is a series of pocket-sized cookbooks published at the turn of the 20th century in Mexico City by Antonio Venegas Arroyo. The multi-volume series is lined with a number of traditional recipes for everything from mole sauces to albondigas fingidas (fake meatballs). The cookbooks were...
See the online exhibit