a living land museum on 1200 acres of open space along the banks of the Medina River on the far south side of San Antonio preserving, maintaining and interpreting 10,000 years of continual human habitation


        A South Texas living land museum

                                      Lifelong learning experiences

                     Interactive opportunities

                                              Historical, environmental and cultural landscapes


LHI aims to impact the lives of visitors of all ages by:

  1.  Telling the stories of pre-historic Native American inhabitants, Spanish          

    colonists, later Western European pioneer settlers and their African slave    

    enclaves through to the more contemporary Southwestern rancher occupants

    of the land

  1.  Interpreting  the frictions and blendings of these cultures has resulted in the

    current ethnically rich and multicultural populace of San Antonio that is

    uniquely qualified to lead the United States into the coming century

  1.  providing information about the importance of spending time outdoors,

    exercising in and enjoying the natural world

  1.  providing an outdoor laboratory for training in good stewardship of the

    natural environment through demonstrations and discussions of sustainable

    environmental land management practices and animal husbandry approaches.

  1.  using nature and science to inform the arts

  1.  learning about history and people through the built environment by

    preserving of historic structures 

  1.  respecting this place as an archeologically rich site abundant in clues about

     the long distant past

  1.  leading scientists and scholars, in partnership with schools, universities and

    students, to new questions and new answers about the past and the future



mailing address:

    114 e. cevallos

    san antonio, tx  78204

physical address:

    1349 neal rd.

     bet. applewhite & pleasanton roads

     san antonio, tx  78264

ph. 210.846.9403

fax 210.829.1730