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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 #21 of 135 Attractions in San Antonio
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Historic Sites, Historic Walking Areas, Neighborhoods, Cultural
Activities: City walk sightseeing
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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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Glenelg, South Australia, Australia
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18 reviews 18 reviews
4 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 27, 2014 NEW

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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23 reviews 23 reviews
9 attraction reviews
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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43 reviews 43 reviews
22 attraction reviews
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
3 helpful votes 3 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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27 attraction reviews
127 helpful votes 127 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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Coppell
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66 reviews 66 reviews
18 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2014 via mobile

We had some down time on a recent trip and wanted to do soemthing different for a couple of hours. This turned out to be a great choice. The architecture is beautiful and I definitely recommend La Villa Finale with the Napoleon collection. Two hours is about right for the tour. It's covenient to downtown and close to two good... More

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Cameron Park, California
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52 reviews 52 reviews
30 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2014

It was a very nice district! Many stone walls, great flowers, and great beauty! We walked twice to see the many mansions! They all come from the mid-1800's. A great place to go!

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Long Island
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2014

Beautiful area to walk around and have lunch. It is on the river so the views are beautiful. Some homes are just incredible!

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Winchester, United Kingdom
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97 reviews 97 reviews
67 attraction reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2014

Beautiful buildings and some very interesting structures. 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 and the district in general. They reminded me very much of the set of Gone With the Wind - all... More

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Pennsylvania
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33 reviews 33 reviews
22 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

Walk the District, see the Gunther house. Homes are beautiful, classic for the times, and have a huge variety all different.

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