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King William Historic District

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Address: 1032 S. Alamo Street, San Antonio, TX 78210
Phone Number: 210 227 8786
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Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Fee: No
Activities: City walk sightseeing
Description: Settled by wealthy German merchants in the late 1800s, San Antonio's first...
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.
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Old money=Old neighborhood

A great old neighborhood full of large houses of the early movers and shakers of San Antonio. Within walking distance of downtown (about a mile). Recommend the Guenther House for... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 27, 2015
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Sioux Falls, South Dakota
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Sioux Falls, South Dakota
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28 reviews 28 reviews
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13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015 NEW

A great old neighborhood full of large houses of the early movers and shakers of San Antonio. Within walking distance of downtown (about a mile). Recommend the Guenther House for a nice respite from walking.

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Broadstairs, United Kingdom
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14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015 NEW

This is an architecturally fascinating area with houses of all shapes and sizes from the 1800s to early 1900s, mostly built by German settlers. Styles range from Victorian through Italianate to Craftsman. The area can be driven round, but is best seen by walking and observing the different styles and admiring some neat front gardens. If you like architecture, this... More 

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Cookeville, Tennessee
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61 helpful votes 61 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015 NEW

Such graceful beauty along the King William District. My hubby and I strolled many of the streets early one morning. I probably took over 100 pictures of the homes, landscape, etc. At first I felt I was intruding on the owners by taking pictures. Then decided it wouldn't be listed on tripadvisor (where I found it), if it was not... More 

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San Antonio, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

Beautiful homes! There are several large Victorian homes. It is decorated very well during fiesta too! Everything is colorful and fun to see!

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San Antonio, United States
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

The Madhatters is an excellent place to go if you want the Old British Environment and want your Daughter to experience a Real Dainty Tea Party and what better Day to pass the traditional torch of a Girly Tea Party to your daughters and granddaughter than on Mother's Day. My girls and I had wonderful time.

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Los Banos, California
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7 reviews 7 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2015

Most of the houses were in pretty good shape while some were in need of major repairs. A few houses had signs in the front to give some history of the house which we found really interesting.

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Harrisonville, Missouri
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2015

The self-guided tour guide is a great way to walk through the neighborhood. The homes are wonderful. A guided tour through the Villa Finale was a fantastic experience.

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United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2015

Lovely part of town with lots of history and amazing historical buildings. The Riverwalk in this district is well maintained and perfect for quiet walks. The entire area is quiet and charming. Very romantic.

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in NH
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2015

this district was difficult to locate, many properties run down. Its worth a walk if you have plenty of time to sight see. For those with time constraints...skip it.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2015

when staying downtown San Antonio you can visit the King William a District by following the river,, taking the hop on bus, or trolley. My suggestion is walk along the river. What a nice and peaceful walk.. Get off the river and have lunch at the Guenther House. Then walk back into the city along King William. This is truly... More 

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