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 and listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1972.
From the Blog
By Lester Velazquez-Po, Casa Navarro Customer Service Representative
You may have heard about “corn smut”—a parasitic fungus that attacks corn—impeding the normal growth of the plant and its produce. Predictably, many corn growers worldwide destroy the crops affected by it.
However, this seemingly destructive fungus is actually fit for human consumption. In Mexico, it is known as...
By Georgia Davis, Casa Navarro Site Manager
Have you taken a good look at fake food lately? It’s amazing!
Casa Navarro State Historic Site recently acquired several fake food items for the kitchen exhibit, including six custom-made tamales. They look so realistic we were curious about how they were made, so we asked the premier source for fake food artistry in the country....
By Nano Calderon, Casa Navarro Site Educator
The peach tree at Casa Navarro State Historic Site produced a wonderful and tasty abundance of fruit that was enjoyed by site visitors, neighbors, and wildlife in downtown San Antonio. By the end of June, most of the fruit was gone, but we saved a few dozen peaches to try a recipe from the UTSA Libraries Mexican Cookbook Collection.