Open Hours: Mo to Fr from 08:00 AM to 05:00 PM,Sa to Su from 12:00 PM to 06:00 PM
Constructed in 1870, this post became a permanent home for the US Army. The Quadrangle, with its impressive clock tower, was ... More
Fort Sam Houston Quadrangle
Constructed in 1870, this post became a permanent home for the US Army. The Quadrangle, with its impressive clock tower, was originally built as a supply depot. In 1886, however, it served as prison grounds for Apache Chief Geronimo and his warriors. Much to the delight of children and adults alike, the facility now houses flocks of deer, rabbits, chickens, geese and ducks, which have occupied the grounds for over 100 years. The animals are tame enough to hand-feed and occasionally pet.
We live in SA and love the Quadrangle. Take some apples/carrots to feed the deer, peacocks, chickens, ducks, and geese or quarters to buy feed from the machines. The hours on the gate say weekends 12-6 but they are not always open on the weekend!
I grew up in San Antonio, and some of my strongest childhood memories are from the Quadrangle. It's such a peaceful and awe-inspiring place, and such a neat little wonder to be able to interact to closely with these noble animals. Definitely bring your veggie snacks for the deer and you will earn some real close up time! They are gentle too, and will eat right out of your hand. Definitely worth seeing. :)
On our first trip to SA we went to the quadrangle at Fort Sam. My son was in awe that he could feed "real" deer. The second trip to SA and of course we had to stop there again. Again my son loved it and he was 5 years old at the time. There are a few ducks that really like to follow you around which he thought was GREAT! After you leave the quadrangle you can go see tanks and helicopters~just don't try to stand on them. It is a very neat place to go and visit and it is CHEAP! When we come to SA we are there visiting family and don't want to break the bank doing it.
I took my 19mo daughter along with my sisters 2yr and 4yr girls and we had a blast! There is not much else to do but play with the animals but that was fine with our kids. There are lots of birds, peacocks, ducks and deer. We brought cracked corn and our girls loved feeding them. They like going here better then Sea World! Be careful though, there was one big duck that was a bit scary and you are not allowed to feed them bread.
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