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King William Historic District

Address: 1032 S. Alamo Street, San Antonio, TX 78210 (Arsenal)
Phone Number: 210 227 8786
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Ranked #23 of 135 Attractions in San Antonio
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Historic Sites, Historic Walking Areas, Neighborhoods, Cultural
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...
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Type: Historic Sites, Historic Walking Areas, Neighborhoods, Cultural
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 landscaping.

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Barrie, Canada
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83 reviews 83 reviews
46 attraction reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 25, 2014 NEW

We walked from downtown to the historic district. There are some really nice, large and old houses to see. And there's also the popular breakfast restaurant and museum Gunther house. There used to be a mill nearby. The district is follows the river walk. You can get a free booklet from any visitor centre that will tell you all about... More 

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Ridge, New York
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54 reviews 54 reviews
34 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2014

Take a great walk and see some gorgeous homes ot the late 19th and early 20th centuries. So many beautifully manicured gardens, old fashioned porches and entrance ways. You can almost imagine seeing the high society elite at a afternoon tea. Many of the homes are open for guided tours for a fee but they seem to book up fast.... More 

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Atlanta, Georgia
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72 reviews 72 reviews
42 attraction reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014

I had the pleasure of taking a walking tour in the morning and these historical homes reminded me of the ones in Savannah. They are indeed great to give the little ones a history lesson and for amazing photo images.

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New Braunfels, Texas
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35 reviews 35 reviews
16 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2014

some of the houses in this area are really nice to look at.....however, some of them are just plain boring....with the home owners association that is in this area, you can't do much with these houses to spruce them up.....which is a shame

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Saint Peters, Missouri
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40 reviews 40 reviews
19 attraction reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

Want a great morning plan? Walk down to King William using the River Walk trails, eat breakfast at the Guenther House and then walk off what you ate around this cool neighborhood of awesome historic homes.

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Glenelg, South Australia, Australia
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20 reviews 20 reviews
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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 27, 2014

We enjoyed our tour- it really was like a museum. I can't imagine living amongst all of Walter's collections, fascinating though they are. There are 12,000 items on display, 900 of them from the Napolionic era. They had just completed the Xmas display & this was a delightful inclusion. Our tour guide was knowledgeable & made the experience an enjoyable... More 

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San Antonio, Texas
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2014

There are entrances to the riverwalk in the neighborhood. Beautiful houses with awesome restaurants nearby like Madhatters and others In Southtown like Feast or Hot Joy. If you take a chance and wander from the heart of the riverwalk south to King William area you won't be disappointed.

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New York
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38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2014

We walked around the King William district and enjoyed the old mansions. Some of the buildings are available for tours (although they were all closed when we went) and there are notices in front of some of the buildings giving a history of that building. There are a couple of different walks recommended by the King William Association located on... More 

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Seal Beach, California
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6 reviews 6 reviews
6 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2014

Beautiful walk with pretty homes. I especially enjoyed the Steves Homestead. I received a map of the district from the docent at the Homestead which made the walk much more enjoyable, being able to identify the homes. Do stop by the Guenther House for a meal. I had the absolute best chicken pot pie ever for lunch there and the... More 

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Arlington, TX
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128 helpful votes 128 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2014 via mobile

It was sunny and 70 degrees so the perfect day for a walk. We printed a nap with info about houses at our hotel and enjoyed the walking tour. There were kayakers on the river-that looked fun as well. We went on to drive around further into the area south of King William and across the river as well.

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