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 Recorded Texas Historic Landmark in 1962, listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1972, and named a National Historic Landmark in 2017.
From the Blog
On October 8, 2020, Casa Navarro State Historic Site hosted a virtual discussion between site manager Georgia Ruiz Davis and author Andrés Reséndez. They discussed Reséndez's book, A Land So Strange: The Epic Journey of Cabeza de Vaca.
This work combines scholarship with adventure in a narrative account of explorer Alvar Núñez Cabeza de Vaca’s disastrous expedition to Florida in...
By Farah Merchant, Preservation Scholar, Texas Historical Commission
Formerly part of Mexico and Spain, Texas has deep Hispanic roots. Much of the food, entertainment, and celebrations Texans enjoy are part of its Hispanic heritage....
By Andy Rhodes, Managing Editor The Medallion, Photos by Patrick Hughey
San Antonio’s bustling urban environs belie its role in the Texas Revolution. Although it’s challenging to imagine the nation’s seventh-largest city as it appeared in the mid-1800s, pockets of independence-era vestiges remain scattered throughout downtown.
In fact, one of the best places to see...
See the online exhibit