The Briscoe Western Art Museum, located on the banks of the historic San Antonio River Walk, brings to life the vibrant culture and heritage of the Western United States. The Museum offers a permanent collection of Western art and artifacts related to the American cowboy, American Indian, the Vaquero, pioneering women and the many diverse groups that forged the American West.Make Briscoe Western Art Museum a centerpiece of your San Antonio vacation itinerary, and find what else is worth visiting using our San Antonio trip planner.
Highlights of the museum include Pancho Villa’s last known saddle, an interactive diorama of the Alamo conflict, a restored chuck wagon, and Santa Anna’s ceremonial sword.
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Lots to see. Paintings and sculptures. Saddles and other cowboy gear. Wells Fargo stagecoach. Chuck wagon. Indian artifacts. Diorama of the battle of the Alamo. Windmill. Covered wagon. more »
The Briscoe Western Art Museum is a hidden gem. I don't give many 5 star reviews, but if you're in San Antonio, you should check out the Briscoe! We were on the fence ourselves and we had some time.... more »
The place was so very interesting!!!!! I stayed longer than expected because I was getting so much history. As I walked out of the museum it was a big Wow!! I would love to visit again. I do indeed recommend this museum, which is free on Tuesday after 4pm. They have special exhibits , so it is good to see what's going on with the on the official website, so Enjoy!!!! This is a first class museum. Lovely
Such a wonderful little museum. They have really great saddle and spur collections, not to mention paintings and bronzes. Elaborately designed, the model of Alamo battle is an impressive demonstration with ornate miniatures. Don't miss the open-air sculpture exhibit in their backyard- it's really awesome as well. A must visit in San Antonio.
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