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Institute of Texan Cultures

801 E Cesar E Chavez Blvd, San Antonio, TX 78205-3296
+1 210-458-2300
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This museum is dedicated to the contributions of different ethnic groups in Texas.
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  • Very good31%
  • Average6%
  • Poor1%
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801 E Cesar E Chavez Blvd, San Antonio, TX 78205-3296
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

The institute was recommended by a family member who lives in San Antonio. It teaches you about the many cultures in Texas. All the races and religions and nationalities that came to Texas from Ellis Island. I had no idea. And they are all beautifully...More

Thank Ethel Bor L
Reviewed 3 days ago

The last time I visited the ITC was during the Hemisfair in 1968. As so many things degrade with the passing years, I was wary this would be the case. Thankfully, it was not! I remember the glowing neon Texas flag by the ticket booth...More

Thank Doctor_Possum
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A little pricey for a family but pleased to find a picture of my grandfather in Belgian section. Lots of cultures represented. Would like for them to develop more hands on for children.

Thank Jmarieteach
Reviewed 3 May 2017

i enjoyed walking through here and learning a lot about the different cultures of Texas would recommend

Thank beckyjp54
Reviewed 1 May 2017

Every Texan should spend some time at this treasure trove of Texas history and culture. Non-Texan visitors to San Antonio, as well, will learn much more about the history and culture of Texas here than at the better known Alamo; and in air-conditioned comfort! If...More

Thank Lindasuepatterson
James B, Public Relations Manager at Institute of Texan Cultures, responded to this reviewResponded 3 May 2017

Clarification: The institute does not use the same parking lot as the Tower of the Americas. There is a small complimentary visitors' parking lot in front of the museum. Directly opposite is a city-run lot servicing the tower and Hemisfair area. - James B., ITC...More

Reviewed 29 April 2017

Interactive way to enjoy Texas history. Great visuals and interesting facts for kids. Props make it great for kids.

Thank jasmine102017
Reviewed 28 April 2017

This institute of Texan Culture is open from 9AM to 5PM Monday through Saturday. It is open from noon until 5 PM on Sunday. Visitors to this museum will learn the stories of immigrants from around the world who settled in Texas and call Texas...More

Thank Apopka1564
Reviewed 22 April 2017

$10 for adults, $2 off for seniors. I really enjoyed my visit there, as I had not been since I was a child. The staff was kind and knowlegeable. Small children may not enjoy it as much.

Thank TexasTravelertx
Reviewed 22 April 2017

A very enjoyable museum that summarizes the varied ethnic background of Texas. It starts with archaeological discoveries dating back 10000 to 12000 years, transitions through native americans coming to Texas from other areas East and North, Spanish, Mexican, American and European immigration. More cultural diversity...More

Thank Greg P
Reviewed 22 April 2017

First love it bc it's a part of UTSA history department. The exhibits are wonderful. Great fir newcomers to Texas, history buffs or just people interested in immigrants and what major accomplishments they had in Texas. Often new exhibits. Parking is tricky. Park in street...More

Thank Spary09
James B, Public Relations Manager at Institute of Texan Cultures, responded to this reviewResponded 24 April 2017

Clarification: The UTSA Institute of Texan Cultures is a component of The University of Texas at San Antonio, under the community services division, not the department of history. - James B., ITC Communications

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buenamuchaha
how do I get there
21 July 2016|
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Response from johnnypantoja | Reviewed this property |
The address is: Institute of Texan Cultures, 801 East César E. Chávez Boulevard, San Antonio, TX 78205. The museum is located right off of the highway, and there is usually plenty of parking along Cesar E. Chavez Boulevard... More
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eric g
Does this place offer a military discount?
8 July 2016|
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Response from James B | Property representative |
Every summer, the institute participates in the Blue Star Museums program, which is a free admission for active duty military and their families, Memorial Day to Labor Day. Free Second Sunday is suspended in June, but picks... More
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gcasper
James B., does this mean that you will go back as far as1731 when the 16 families came from Spain who founded the villa DE San Fernando now San Antonio and who established the first.city council we all know today? Thank you Gloria
6 March 2015|
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Response from James B | Property representative |
According to our exhibit researchers, Los Tejanos will go back to years before the the arrival of the Spanish. One of the things the new exhibit will discuss is the Mestizo. In fact, identity and mixed cultural heritage are... More
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