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
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
In 2017, Casa Navarro State Historic Site hosted 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 presentation on the...
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...
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