The Maverick Carter House is a Texas Historic Landmark and on the National Register of Historic Places built in 1893 on the banks of the San Antonio River before the river was moved. William Maverick, son of Samuel Maverick - the signer of the Texas Declaration of Independence - commissioned architect Alfred Giles to design this remarkable home museum. In 1914 Aline Carter and her husband bought the home and added the chapel and roof top observatory.
The Maverick Carter House hosts several educational events throughout the year. Our focus includes those passions of Aline Carter: Poetry, Music, and Astronomy. The home lends itself to other pedagogical endeavors as well, be it architecture, literature, art, or the natural sciences. We invite or welcome others to use the inspirational setting to gather and spread their knowledge about the mysteries of the universe in both scientific and artistic expression. The home may also find use as a venue for particular events. These paid reservations support the mission and also fund the preservation of this historic home.
Tours are available Tuesdays & Saturdays except on holidays and special events. Please check the website regularly for updates on closures.
Guided Tours are approximately 60 minutes in length and encompass three floors and the observatory. (Note: High heels are strictly prohibited on the observatory rooftop.)
Hours of Operation:
Self-Guided Tours (First Floor Only): TBA (Coming Soon)
Guided Tours: Tuesday & Saturday at 10:00 a.m., 11:30 a.m. and 1:00 p.m.
Additional hours upon request via our Contact page
Closed during holidays and special events
Check website for closures
Visit the link here to book your tour today.