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King William Historic District

1032 S. Alamo Street, San Antonio, TX 78210 (Arsenal)
210 227 8786
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Ranked #28 of 201 Attractions in San Antonio
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Historic Walking Areas, Neighborhoods, Historic Sites
Activities: City walk sightseeing
Fee: No
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Owner description: Settled by wealthy German merchants in the late 1800s, San Antonio's first suburb consists of 25 blocks of historic mansions set amid lovely... more » Owner description: Settled by wealthy German merchants in the late 1800s, San Antonio's first suburb consists of 25 blocks of historic mansions set amid lovely landscaping. « less
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Franklin, Wisconsin
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014

With a self-guided map, a walk through this area brings a glimpse of beautiful homes. I did not go into any home, but viewing them from outside was a nice experience. They are close enough in proximity to cover a rather large area.

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Elizabethtown
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58 reviews 58 reviews
19 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014

We saw a glimpse of these beautiful homes on our trolley tour of the city of San Antonio. We made our way back to this district of town that the trolley was not allowed to take us into. It was well worth it. The old homes reminded me of the ones in the New Orleans Garden District and just as... More

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txyz
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35 reviews 35 reviews
13 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014

After a day of roaming the cool but crowded Riverwalk, we wandered over to the King William District and toured the Steves Mansion, a quick easy self guided tour that was an interesting window to turn of the (last) century life in San Antonio. After the tour we followed the walking tour route and saw many interesting historic homes and... More

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Sumner, Washington
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2014

Made for a very nice walk about a mile each way, starting at the Menger Hotel. Walked south on Alamo ST to the King William Historic District. With lovely homes and beautiful gardens and streets. Some of the homes are open, check the web site & broachers. We did walk back part way next to the river, then returned back... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2014

This is a nice walk where you can view historic homes of various styles in a variety of level of repair. Some of them have inside tours but our time was limited.

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Live Oak, Texas
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92 reviews 92 reviews
30 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2014

Travel through this area of the city to be amazed by the beautiful mansions and homes of days gone by. This is a worthwhile jaunt way from the touristy part of the city. Worth the effort!

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San Antonio, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

I currently work near hear and get to experience this area on a regular basis. It has great access to the riverwalk and if you love old plantation style homes you need to stop by. It is only a short .7 walk from main plaza or vice versa. The are several eateries in the area along with small businesses.

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San Antonio, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2014

Visit the King William district in the evening and see the beautiful mansions and eclectic businesses. Stop for a beer at the the Friendly spot, a dog friendly beer garden and see the wonderful mix of folks having a good time. Next wander down to the Blue Star complex for dinner. My favorite is Stella Public House for wonderful wood-fired... More

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Texas
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45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2014

If you like beautiful old mansions you will love King William. It is great to just walk down King William Street and look at the beautiful architecture and landscape. If you so desire, you can take a tour of Villa Finale or The Steves House for a fee. Stop by The San Antonio Art League and Museum for a bit... More

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Dorset, England.
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108 helpful votes 108 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2014

If you have the time, walk from downtown along the peaceful river walk (much nicer then along busy streets) to the KIng William District, (about 15 minutes0 then explore the tree shaded streets with lovely old colonial style houses, a couple of which are open to visitors. A very enjoyable afternoon's walk and a prettly slice of history.

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