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ScoutSA: Explore, Discover, Celebrate

ScoutSA is a program of the Office of Historic Preservation that explores, discovers, and celebrates the places, people, and traditions that make San Antonio unique. The ScoutSA program includes the City of San Antonio’s historic resource survey and designation initiative, an ongoing project that inventories potential landmarks and districts.

Purpose of ScoutSA

  • Preserve the authenticity of San Antonio's diverse neighborhoods
  • Plan for the future and identify resources that may someday be eligible for landmark designation.
  • Engage the public
  • Promote the benefit's of San Antonio's intangible and tangible heritage
  • Build awareness of the economic opportunities and positive impact of historic reservation.
  • Provide resources that encourage development while protecting our resources.
  • Connect people to the places that make San Antonio unique.

Hays Street Bridge: Then and Now

Learn more about the transformation of Hays Street Bridge from a vehicle bridge connecting the City’s East Side to Downtown to its former use as a pedestrian bridge. Read more about Hays Street Bridge


San Antonio is home to 31 local historic districts which include over 8,500 properties. From Spanish Colonial to Mid-Century Modern, our districts preserve a wide variety of architectural types across the City.
Read more about Historic Districts.


Landmarks are resources that have been officially recognized by the City of San Antonio for their outstanding historical, cultural, architectural, or archaeological significance. Read more about Historic Landmarks.

Historic Plaques

The Office of Historic Preservation is pleased to announce the Historic Plaque Program! Historic plaques are available for individual local landmarks and contributing properties within local historic districts.
Read more about Historic Plaques


ScoutSA’s Discovery Map, a mobile web application that anyone with internet access can use, is a crowdsourced dataset featuring stories from folks just like you! Read more about Share and Explore.


For nearly 50 years, the Office of Historic Preservation has surveyed the City of San Antonio to identify and inventory historic resources. Read more about Surveys & Reports.

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