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Program #10459RJ
7 Days | 6 Nights
ACTIVITY LEVEL: Active
EasyFor people looking to exercise their minds more than their bodies. There’s minimal walking and not too many stairs.
ModerateThese programs get you on your feet and include activities such as walking up to a mile in a day through a city and standing in a museum for a few hours.
ActiveFor people who enjoy walking as much as two miles a day, perhaps to explore historic neighborhoods or a nature trail.
Moderately ChallengingFor hardy explorers who enjoy a good physical challenge, spending most of their days on the go.
ChallengingGet ready to keep up with our highest-energy group. These demanding — and rewarding — programs are for seasoned outdoor enthusiasts.
Elevation Note
Austin's elevation is 550 feet; San Antonio's elevation is 600 feet.

Itinerary for Feb 18 — Feb 24, 2013

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Type: Hotel

Description: The Radisson Hotel offers Texas hospitality, in a unique lakeside setting, located on Lady Bird Lake and the Hike and Bike Trail, a 10.1-mile trail that runs along the historic Colorado River through the heart of downtown Austin. The hotel occupies a dynamic site in the city's business district, convenient to the entertainment and music districts and Historic 6th Street where you will find the popular restaurants, night clubs and Live Music! It's just a short walk or bus ride to the Capitol, LBJ Library and Museum, The University of Texas, Bullock Texas State History Museum and more. The Radisson's T.G.I. Friday's Patio Deck is the best place to view the Mexican Free-Tailed Bats, which come out most nights at dusk during the spring and summer seasons.

Contact info:
111 Cesar Chavez Street
Austin, TX 78701 USA
phone: 512-478-9611
web: www.radissonaustin.com

Room amenities: High-speed Internet access for an additional charge, cable television, hair dryer, iron and ironing board, and daily complimentary newspaper. Smoking and nonsmoking rooms available.

Facility amenities: Room service, laundry and dry-cleaning service, executive business center, safety-deposit boxes, exercise facility, gift shop, on-site Starbucks Coffee store, outdoor pool, ATM in lobby.

Smoking policy: Yes
Smoking policies vary by facility. During all group events and activities, smoking is prohibited.

Elevator: Yes

Additional nights before: Rates vary by availability.
Participants must contact hotel directly for additional nights reservations at (512) 478-9611.

Check in time: 3:00 PM


Day One: Monday, February 18 - Arrival & Registration/Welcome & Orientation; St...
Arrival & Registration/Welcome & Orientation; Stereotypical Texan Presentation

Afternoon: ORIENTATION begins in the hotel conference room at 4:30pm. Your arrival packet will contain an updated schedule of program activities, a list of fellow attendees, and your name badge. Start your Austin experience with an informative overview of the week to come. The site coordinator will provide contact names and phone numbers of program leaders; address responsibilities, questions, and concerns; review safety guidelines and emergency procedures; orient you to the hotel location on maps; and discuss the program schedule and what will be included in the field trips. Begin getting to know the program staff and your fellow participants with a get-acquainted session to introduce each member of the group. If you arrive late, be sure to pick up your packet at the hotel front desk. Breakfast each day is in the hotel with lunch and dinner at Austin area restaurants. This Road Scholar program provides opportunities to learn how history, culture, art and music all converge at the Lone Star State's capital, Austin. Challenge the myth of the stereotypical Texan, hear of controversial politics from Ma and Pa Ferguson to LBJ. View the Texas White House - still a working ranch and final resting place of LBJ and Lady Bird. At Austin museums review the life of our 36th President and review history of the Lone Star State. In San Antonio explore America's most complete Spanish Colonial Spanish Mission complex featuring the Alamo, unlock San Antonio's colorful history, study the River Walk and its environs with historians, enjoy a barge cruise on the San Antonio River and hear Lone Star Tall Tales.

Dinner: A nearby restaurant offers multiple entrées,and continuing opportunities to become acquainted with your fellow participants and Road Scholar staff.

Lodging: Radisson Hotel

Meals Included: Dinner
Type: Hotel

Description: The Radisson Hotel offers Texas hospitality, in a unique lakeside setting, located on Lady Bird Lake and the Hike and Bike Trail, a 10.1-mile trail that runs along the historic Colorado River through the heart of downtown Austin. The hotel occupies a dynamic site in the city's business district, convenient to the entertainment and music districts and Historic 6th Street where you will find the popular restaurants, night clubs and Live Music! It's just a short walk or bus ride to the Capitol, LBJ Library and Museum, The University of Texas, Bullock Texas State History Museum and more. The Radisson's T.G.I. Friday's Patio Deck is the best place to view the Mexican Free-Tailed Bats, which come out most nights at dusk during the spring and summer seasons.

Contact info:
111 Cesar Chavez Street
Austin, TX 78701 USA
phone: 512-478-9611
web: www.radissonaustin.com

Room amenities: High-speed Internet access for an additional charge, cable television, hair dryer, iron and ironing board, and daily complimentary newspaper. Smoking and nonsmoking rooms available.

Facility amenities: Room service, laundry and dry-cleaning service, executive business center, safety-deposit boxes, exercise facility, gift shop, on-site Starbucks Coffee store, outdoor pool, ATM in lobby.

Smoking policy: Yes
Smoking policies vary by facility. During all group events and activities, smoking is prohibited.

Elevator: Yes

Additional nights before: Rates vary by availability.
Participants must contact hotel directly for additional nights reservations at (512) 478-9611.

Check in time: 3:00 PM


Day Two: Tuesday, February 19 - The Texas Political Tradition/ State Capitol and ...
Breakfast: Breakfast at the hotel.

Morning: Morning presentation: "The Texas Political Tradition". Go on city bus to Texas State History Museum for guided tour.

Lunch: Walk to Capitol for lunch at Capitol Grill.

Afternoon: Afternoon with guides at the Texas State Capitol. The capitol itself, a massive, classic statehouse of famous Texas pink granite, dominates the 46 acre, park-like area. Expert-led exploration of the Capitol is followed by a self-guided tour of Capitol Visitors Center and time on your own to walk 2nd, 4th, 6th Streets and see the Driskill Hotel or ride bus to South Congress area

Dinner: Dinner at local restaurant features multiple entree choices.

Lodging: Radisson Hotel

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Type: Hotel

Description: The Radisson Hotel offers Texas hospitality, in a unique lakeside setting, located on Lady Bird Lake and the Hike and Bike Trail, a 10.1-mile trail that runs along the historic Colorado River through the heart of downtown Austin. The hotel occupies a dynamic site in the city's business district, convenient to the entertainment and music districts and Historic 6th Street where you will find the popular restaurants, night clubs and Live Music! It's just a short walk or bus ride to the Capitol, LBJ Library and Museum, The University of Texas, Bullock Texas State History Museum and more. The Radisson's T.G.I. Friday's Patio Deck is the best place to view the Mexican Free-Tailed Bats, which come out most nights at dusk during the spring and summer seasons.

Contact info:
111 Cesar Chavez Street
Austin, TX 78701 USA
phone: 512-478-9611
web: www.radissonaustin.com

Room amenities: High-speed Internet access for an additional charge, cable television, hair dryer, iron and ironing board, and daily complimentary newspaper. Smoking and nonsmoking rooms available.

Facility amenities: Room service, laundry and dry-cleaning service, executive business center, safety-deposit boxes, exercise facility, gift shop, on-site Starbucks Coffee store, outdoor pool, ATM in lobby.

Smoking policy: Yes
Smoking policies vary by facility. During all group events and activities, smoking is prohibited.

Elevator: Yes

Additional nights before: Rates vary by availability.
Participants must contact hotel directly for additional nights reservations at (512) 478-9611.

Check in time: 3:00 PM


Day Three: Wednesday, February 20 - Nettie Benson Exhibit, LBJ presentation/ LBJ Libr...
Breakfast: Breakfast at the hotel.

Morning: Presentation: "Texas Rhythm, Texas Rhyme".

Lunch: Transport to the University of Texas at Austin campus. Guided tour of Nettie Benson Exhibit. Lunch at campus conference center with a variety of soups, sandwiches, salads, pizza, desserts and beverages.

Afternoon: Afternoon presentations by staff at the LBJ Library and Museum. Self-guided touring of the museum.

Dinner: Unscheduled dinner to investigate the many downtown Austin restaurants.

Evening: Unscheduled evening to investigate why Austin is called "The Live Music Capital of the World."

Lodging: Radisson Hotel

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch
Type: Hotel

Description: Enjoy historical elegance and spectacular views along the famous River Walk. The Drury Plaza Hotel is the restored 1929 Alamo National Bank Building and listed on the National Register of Historic Places. Using Art Deco ornamentation and the principles of the Beaux-Arts, the architecture firm of Graham, Anderson, Probst and White designed the twenty-four story skyscraper and incorporated the Texas Stars and southwest patterns. This architectural masterpiece has been a landmark in the San Antonio skyline since its construction. Following a $70 million project the Drury Plaza has returned to its original splendor having retained most of its original historical features including the marble walls, wainscot, baseboards, travertine floors, and bronze and glass entry doors. The lobby soars three stories to a height of 40 feet. In 1975, the mezzanine level was extended across the back three bays of the bank lobby, and a "grand" circular stair was added, cutting into the basement level leading to the River Walk. The ceiling was modified in 1975 and the chandeliers were donated to the Benedictine Sisters in Boerne, Texas. Drury has located six of the eight umbrella style chandeliers now being used in the hotel lobby. The basement still contains three of the original bank vaults. The outdoor swimming pool and Jacuzzi, on the hotel's 24th floor, features city-wide views. Many banks of the 1920's were remodeled to eliminate all traces of luxury, but the 1929 Alamo National Bank Building was able to retain the elegance and style of its heritage and history.

Contact info:
105 South St. Mary's Street
San Antonio, TX 78205 USA
phone: 210-270-7799
web: www.druryhotels.com

Room amenities: All rooms feature a microwave and refrigerator, iron and ironing board, hair dryer, coffee maker, Internet access and cable TV.

Facility amenities: Amenities at the Drury Plaza include a full hot breakfast buffet with scrambled eggs, sausage, pancakes, biscuits and gravy, juice, fruit, yogurt, cereals, coffee, and tea, complimentary Happy Hour daily, free long distance – one hour every night in every room, complimentary 24-hour business center, fitness room and Guest Pantry, on-site covered parking for an additional charge, free fountain soda and fresh popcorn each afternoon in the lobby, beautiful rooftop pool and Jacuzzi with citywide views, and guest laundry.

Smoking policy: Yes
Smoking policies vary by facility. During all group events and activities, smoking is prohibited.

Elevator: Yes

Additional nights after: Best seasonal price available.
Please telephone hotel directly (210) 270-7799 for rates and availability.

Check out time: 12:00 PM

Day Four: Thursday, February 21 - LBJ Ranch/San Antonio
Breakfast: Breakfast at the hotel.

Morning: Depart Austin for the Texas Hill Country, LBJ Ranch, and San Antonio. Box lunch served on bus. The LBJ Ranch rests along the banks of the Pedernales River where Hereford cattle, white-tailed deer, and turkey abound. In the spring and summer, wildflowers, so beloved by the former first lady, accent the picturesque countryside. Access to the ranch is by bus tours only provided by guides from the National Park Service. Transport to San Antonio, hotel check-in.

Dinner: Happy hour and catered dinner at hotel.

Lodging: Drury Plaza Hotel

Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner
Type: Hotel

Description: Enjoy historical elegance and spectacular views along the famous River Walk. The Drury Plaza Hotel is the restored 1929 Alamo National Bank Building and listed on the National Register of Historic Places. Using Art Deco ornamentation and the principles of the Beaux-Arts, the architecture firm of Graham, Anderson, Probst and White designed the twenty-four story skyscraper and incorporated the Texas Stars and southwest patterns. This architectural masterpiece has been a landmark in the San Antonio skyline since its construction. Following a $70 million project the Drury Plaza has returned to its original splendor having retained most of its original historical features including the marble walls, wainscot, baseboards, travertine floors, and bronze and glass entry doors. The lobby soars three stories to a height of 40 feet. In 1975, the mezzanine level was extended across the back three bays of the bank lobby, and a "grand" circular stair was added, cutting into the basement level leading to the River Walk. The ceiling was modified in 1975 and the chandeliers were donated to the Benedictine Sisters in Boerne, Texas. Drury has located six of the eight umbrella style chandeliers now being used in the hotel lobby. The basement still contains three of the original bank vaults. The outdoor swimming pool and Jacuzzi, on the hotel's 24th floor, features city-wide views. Many banks of the 1920's were remodeled to eliminate all traces of luxury, but the 1929 Alamo National Bank Building was able to retain the elegance and style of its heritage and history.

Contact info:
105 South St. Mary's Street
San Antonio, TX 78205 USA
phone: 210-270-7799
web: www.druryhotels.com

Room amenities: All rooms feature a microwave and refrigerator, iron and ironing board, hair dryer, coffee maker, Internet access and cable TV.

Facility amenities: Amenities at the Drury Plaza include a full hot breakfast buffet with scrambled eggs, sausage, pancakes, biscuits and gravy, juice, fruit, yogurt, cereals, coffee, and tea, complimentary Happy Hour daily, free long distance – one hour every night in every room, complimentary 24-hour business center, fitness room and Guest Pantry, on-site covered parking for an additional charge, free fountain soda and fresh popcorn each afternoon in the lobby, beautiful rooftop pool and Jacuzzi with citywide views, and guest laundry.

Smoking policy: Yes
Smoking policies vary by facility. During all group events and activities, smoking is prohibited.

Elevator: Yes

Additional nights after: Best seasonal price available.
Please telephone hotel directly (210) 270-7799 for rates and availability.

Check out time: 12:00 PM

Day Five: Friday, February 22 - San Antonio Yesterday & Today/The River Walk & Al...
Breakfast: Breakfast at the hotel.

Morning: San Antonio Overview. Discover why San Antonio is undoubtedly one of America's unique cities. Its poignant and colorful history, ethnically varied people, and blending of cultural heritages set the city apart. While the River Walk and the Alamo define San Antonio symbolically, past political and cultural wars of the 17th, 18th and 19th centuries resulted in six sovereign nations flying their flags over Texas. This created a mixture of inhabitants from Mexico, the Old South, the "Wild West," and Europe. Get the facts and figures on the city's demographics, economy, weather, geography, and ecology.

Lunch: Sumptuous luncheon buffet at legendary hotel en route to afternoon expert-led walk.

Afternoon: Afternoon expert-led walk of the River Walk and Alamo. The heart of downtown San Antonio is the River Walk; the most significant historical event the battle of the Alamo.

Dinner: Dinner at local restaurant featuring multiple entree choices.

Lodging: Drury Plaza Hotel

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Type: Hotel

Description: Enjoy historical elegance and spectacular views along the famous River Walk. The Drury Plaza Hotel is the restored 1929 Alamo National Bank Building and listed on the National Register of Historic Places. Using Art Deco ornamentation and the principles of the Beaux-Arts, the architecture firm of Graham, Anderson, Probst and White designed the twenty-four story skyscraper and incorporated the Texas Stars and southwest patterns. This architectural masterpiece has been a landmark in the San Antonio skyline since its construction. Following a $70 million project the Drury Plaza has returned to its original splendor having retained most of its original historical features including the marble walls, wainscot, baseboards, travertine floors, and bronze and glass entry doors. The lobby soars three stories to a height of 40 feet. In 1975, the mezzanine level was extended across the back three bays of the bank lobby, and a "grand" circular stair was added, cutting into the basement level leading to the River Walk. The ceiling was modified in 1975 and the chandeliers were donated to the Benedictine Sisters in Boerne, Texas. Drury has located six of the eight umbrella style chandeliers now being used in the hotel lobby. The basement still contains three of the original bank vaults. The outdoor swimming pool and Jacuzzi, on the hotel's 24th floor, features city-wide views. Many banks of the 1920's were remodeled to eliminate all traces of luxury, but the 1929 Alamo National Bank Building was able to retain the elegance and style of its heritage and history.

Contact info:
105 South St. Mary's Street
San Antonio, TX 78205 USA
phone: 210-270-7799
web: www.druryhotels.com

Room amenities: All rooms feature a microwave and refrigerator, iron and ironing board, hair dryer, coffee maker, Internet access and cable TV.

Facility amenities: Amenities at the Drury Plaza include a full hot breakfast buffet with scrambled eggs, sausage, pancakes, biscuits and gravy, juice, fruit, yogurt, cereals, coffee, and tea, complimentary Happy Hour daily, free long distance – one hour every night in every room, complimentary 24-hour business center, fitness room and Guest Pantry, on-site covered parking for an additional charge, free fountain soda and fresh popcorn each afternoon in the lobby, beautiful rooftop pool and Jacuzzi with citywide views, and guest laundry.

Smoking policy: Yes
Smoking policies vary by facility. During all group events and activities, smoking is prohibited.

Elevator: Yes

Additional nights after: Best seasonal price available.
Please telephone hotel directly (210) 270-7799 for rates and availability.

Check out time: 12:00 PM

Day Six: Saturday, February 23 - Lone Star Tall Tales/Mission San Jose
Breakfast: Breakfast at the hotel.

Morning: All that's missing as our master storyteller weaves her tales of Texas lore and legend, is the campfire's shadows on a starry night in West Texas. Stories are handed down from Native Americans and the days of the Texas Rangers. Hear about the origin of Texas' state flower, the bluebonnet, the snake that fought in the Civil War and much more!

Lunch: Lunch en route to the afternoon guided cultural field trip.

Afternoon: This afternoon's cultural field trip travels back in time to the Spanish colonial era of San Antonio in the 18th century. Unlike the original mission, now called the Alamo, the four other missions lie outside of downtown in more pastoral settings. All were situated near the San Antonio River to provide irrigation for crop cultivation, and some of the original "acequias" or ditches built in the 1740's are still in operation. The missions of San Antonio were some of the most successful in Texas, and the largest in the area, Mission San Jose y San Miguel de Aguayo, earned the name "Queen of the Missions." Visit the National Park Service Visitor's Center and experience the life of native people who were recruited to be the builders of these missions.

Dinner: Festive farewell dinner at popular Mexican restaurant with local mariachi music.

Evening: Narrated river barge cruise on San Antonio River.

Lodging: Drury Plaza Hotel

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day Seven: Sunday, February 24 - Breakfast/Departures
Breakfast: Breakfast at the hotel. Departures.

Meals Included: Breakfast


Free Time Opportunities


Austin, Texas
Austin City LimitsAustin City Limits continues to be the best show in town. The longest-running PBS series showcases American music and Texas music in particular. Located on The University of Texas at Austin campus. Call the ACL hotline at (512) 475-9077 for full details.
For additional information, visit: www.pbs.org/klru/austin
Blanton Museum of ArtMuseum's permanent collection includes more than 17,000 works that span the history of Eastern civilization - from ancient art to the more recent contemporary works. Known as one of the foremost university art museum's in the nation, is recognized for its Old Masters prints, modern and contemporary American and Latin American art, and encyclopedic collection of prints and drawings.
For additional information, visit: www.blantonmuseum.org
Bob Bullock Texas State History MuseumThis state-of-the-art museum features exhibits and interactive experiences that trace Texas history from before European exploration to the early 1970's. A 400-seat IMAX Theatre features 2-D and 3-D films. The Texas Spirit Theater's "Star of Destiny" presentation is a brief history of the Lone Star State, including three-dimensional images, special lighting and sound effects, as well as shaking seats as visitors witness a gusher from a Texas oil derrick and takeoff on a Saturn V rocket. Telephone 512-936-8746.
For additional information, visit: www.thestoryoftexas.com
Congress Avenue BridgeBoasting one of the largest urban colonies of Mexican free-tailed bats, the bridge is home to a bat population of 1.5 million from April to October that creates a spectacle at sunset with a mass exodus from underneath the bridge for nocturnal flight.
For additional information, visit: www.batcon.org
Elisabet Ney MuseumNational Historic Site and studio of famed German sculptress who immigrated to Texas in the 1870's. Her works stand in European palaces, the Texas and National Capitols, and the Smithsonian National Museum of American Art. Largest collection at her studio here.
For additional information, visit: austinmuseums.org/elisbet
LBJ Library and MuseumMuseum chronicles the life of our 36th President. Archives/museum relating to LBJ and office of the presidency in general; colorful highlights of political campaigns. Exhibits include gifts from foreign heads of state, a moon rock, replica of the Oval Office and changing exhibits. Open 9-5 daily except Christmas. No charge for admission. The LBJ Library is on the University of Texas at Austin campus.
For additional information, visit: www.lbjlib.utexas.edu
Ransom CenterOne of the world's finest cultural archives, center houses a rare Gutenberg Bible, printed in 1455. Other exhibits include 30 million literary manuscripts, one million rare books, five million photographs, and more than 100,000 works of art. Recently renovated, the facility showcases changing exhibits from the permanent holdings. On The University of Texas campus. No admission fee.
For additional information, visit: www.hrc.utexas.edu
South CongressOne of the hippest Austin hangouts, also called SoCo, colorful stretch of Congress Avenue, lined with quirky shops, trendy dining spots, unique accommodations, art galleries and music venues.
State Capitol ComplexThe Capitol, a massive statehouse constructed of Texas pink granite, dominates the 46 acre, park-like area. Capitol Visitors Center is housed in the renovated General Land Office building constructed around 1857, the oldest state office building. Exhibits include a pictorial history of the Capitol's renovations and a 23-minute informational video, plus the history of the Texas General Land Office. One gallery features rotating exhibits. Located on the State Capitol grounds, in the old General Land Office Building, is one of the 12 Texas Travel Information Centers operated by the Texas Department of Transportation for the convenience of the traveling public.
For additional information, visit: www.tspb.state.tx.us/SPB/capitol/texascap
Texas Memorial MuseumHistorical, archaeological and geological collections. Includes the fossil remains of the largest flying creature ever found, a Pterosaur, with a wingspan of more than 40 feet that lived in Texas 65 million years ago. Other exhibition items range from gems and minerals to fossils and meteorites. No admission fee.
For additional information, visit: www.utexas.edu/tmm
Umlauf Sculpture GardenOne of the few exhibits devoted to a single sculptor, The Umlauf Sculpture Garden displays some 150 examples of works by Charles Umlauf, nationally acclaimed sculptor. Indoor exhibits in modern museum; others scattered along walks through tree-shaded garden. Admission fee.
For additional information, visit: www.umlaufsculpture.org
San Antonio, Texas
SAS Shoe Factory and General StoreSAS Shoe Factory - 101 New Laredo Highway, telephone 877-782-7463 or 210-924-6507. Store hours: Monday-Friday 9-6, Saturday 9-5.
For additional information, visit: www.sasshoes.com
Botanical GardensSan Antonio's Botanical Gardens house 33 acres of display gardens, fountains, and natural areas. The Halsell Conservatory, a 90,000-square-foot complex of below-ground houses that use the earth's insulation to limit plant exposure to the elements. Only the pyramidal glass roofs are visible from above ground. Sixteen feet below ground several ecosystems surround a courtyard and pond. Telephone 210-207-3255.
For additional information, visit: www.sabot.org
Casa Navarro State Historic SiteFormer home of eminent statesman, rancher, Jose Antonio Navarro. Site consists of three restored structures: his home, kitchen and office. Navarro was among the signers of the Texas Declaration of Independence. Site contains authentic period furnishings, personal memorabilia.
El MercadoA two-block long festival market that includes El Mercado, a typical market from the interior of Mexico selling pinatas, jewelry, clothing, leather goods, cascarones and pottery.
Guenther HouseHistoric house built by Carl Hilmar Guenther, founder of Pioneer Flour Mills, in 1859. Restored by the company as a museum, restaurant, and retail store. Telephone 210-227-1061.
For additional information, visit: www.guentherhouse.com
IMAX - "Alamo...The Price of Freedom""Alamo...The Price of Freedom," is a 48-minute docudrama film that re-creates the 13-day seige and fall of the Alamo. Immense screen and magnetic stereo sound system places visitors in the middle of the action as the battle unfolds, as 189 defenders fought and died for the cause of Texas liberty. Telephone 210-247-4629.
For additional information, visit: www.IMAX-SA.com
San Antonio Museum of ArtSince its opening in 1981, the museum has become home to an array of Greek and Roman antiquities, Asian art, Latin American art, European and American paintings, contemporary art, Oceanic art, decorative art, and near Eastern and Islamic art. Housed in the historic Lone Star Brewery that was built in 1884. Telephone 210-978-8100.
For additional information, visit: www.samuseum.org
Southwest School of Art and CraftA community-based professional-level art school, visitors can see contemporary art exhibitions and hear lectures by visiting artists. The adjacent, contemporary Navarro Campus features a large gallery for contemporary art. Great restaurant open for lunch.
For additional information, visit: www.swschool.org
Spanish Governor's PalaceIn 1772, San Antonio became the seat of Spanish government in Texas, headquartered at 10-room Spanish Governor's Palace on Military Plaza. It was to this adobe-walled structure that Moses Austin came in 1820 for permission to bring a colony of U.S. citizens into Spanish Texas. Telephone 210-224-0601.
Steves HomesteadLocated on the San Antonio River in the King William Historic District, was built in 1876 by Edward Steves, who immigrated to Texas in 1848 and later founded the Steves Lumber Company. Victorian-era mansion also features Carriage House with antique carriages on display, the Gardener's Quarters (now a visitor center) and beautiful landscaping. Telephone 210-225-5924.

Important information about your itinerary:
Please know that while we do everything we can to finalize all aspects of our programs well in advance, there are logistics that occasionally must be altered. Our website will reflect the most recent information, and we are committed to providing you with final program details no later than eight weeks prior to the start of programs outside the U.S. and three weeks prior to the start of programs within the U.S. If you ever have questions about your program, please don't hesitate to contact us and we will be happy to assist you.
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