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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.
  • Excellent61%
  • Very good31%
  • Average6%
  • Poor1%
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801 E Cesar E Chavez Blvd, San Antonio, TX 78205-3296
+1 210-458-2300
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Reviewed 7 September 2017 via mobile

One of my favorite places. Love the way it's divided up into 26 different culture. So much history under one roof!! It was sooo interesting!'

Thank Diane C
Reviewed 21 August 2017

If you love history of any kind, you have to visit the Institute of Texan Cultures. At the $10 entrance fee, it is well worth it, and a perfect activity for a hot Texas day. I found the displays fascinating and I could have spent...More

Thank Karen G
Reviewed 9 August 2017 via mobile

The institute has a very fine museum the portrays Texas culture from 20000 years ago to today. I found that ver interesting. They showed the various indigenous people at locations across the state. There was also a display showing the contributions from people coming from...More

Thank Elon B
Reviewed 8 August 2017

Expected too much, but it was just okay. Exhibits were not as engaging as had hoped. Nice place to visit on a hot summer day.

Thank Hangry_in_SATX
Reviewed 13 July 2017

Fun Fact- the institute is FREE to the public every second Sunday of the month The institute was a pleasant surprise filled with tons of informative plaques about all the cultures that make Texas Texas. There is currently an exhibit on the missions in Texas...More

Thank Alyza P
Reviewed 11 July 2017 via mobile

This is a fascinating museum with so many kind personnel! It also has a great explanation of Texas and all it has to offer.

Thank Jai100Owen
Reviewed 26 June 2017 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
James B, Public Relations Manager at Institute of Texan Cultures, responded to this reviewResponded 28 June 2017

Clarification: The reviewer references immigration via Ellis Island. The main point of entry for Texas was Galveston Island. - James B., ITC Communications

Reviewed 25 June 2017

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 30 May 2017

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
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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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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
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