Famous Barns


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The Barns of the Caisson Section at Fort Sam Houston

Remember when May meant a Field Trip?  It still does!

Join us for a very special Urban Barns Field Trip in San Antonio on Friday, May 9, 2014.

We’ll meet at Fort Sam Houston’s historic Stillwell House for a picnic lunch and take a bus past the Officers’ Barns designed by Texas architect Alfred Giles to the Caisson Section of Fort Sam Houston.

One of only two active duty, full-time caisson units in the Army, the Caisson Barns are home to the beautiful Percherons who carry those we honor to their final resting place.  When they’re not carrying out those dignified duties, they’re military ambassadors in the community at special events, like the Battle of Flowers Parade during San Antonio’s Fiesta.

Due to Fort Sam’s security requirements, we have an early deadline for reservations: 

Friday, April 25, 2014 Deadline
$ 35 per person includes Lunch and Tour
1.5 LU/HSW Hours 
Reservations are Required. 
Make your reservation now at www.aiasa.org 

Presenting Partners:

American Institute of Architects/San Antonio, The Texas Chapter of The Institute of Classical Architecture and Art and The City of San Antonio’s Office of Historic Preservation

Caisson Percherons