We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

King William Historic District

Certificate of Excellence
Improve this listing
Sponsored by:
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Your filters are still active.
There are no pins in your viewport. Try moving the map or changing your filters.
Sponsored by:
Get directions
Address: 1032 S. Alamo Street, San Antonio, TX 78210
Phone Number: 210 227 8786
Website
Improve this listing
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.
read more
Book ahead on Viator
More Info
$31*
and up
San Antonio River Walk Cruise and Hop-On Hop-Off Tour
Why book on Viator?
  • Tour highlights & full itinerary
  • Easy online booking
  • Lowest price guaranteed
More Information ›

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

Read all 217 reviews
Visitor rating
  • 107
    Excellent
  • 87
    Very good
  • 18
    Average
  • 4
    Poor
  • 1
    Terrible
King Williams Historical District, Evidence of a Little Known part of San Antonio's History

On our recent trip to San Antonio with our teenage grandsons, we drove through The District at night. We first visited here about 30 years ago with our their mother, and our... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 30, 2015
cgmeigs
,
Los Angeles, California

Similar Things to Do in San Antonio

Add Photo Write a Review

217 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Rate and write a review
Roll over, then click to rate
  Click to rate
Date | Rating
  • English first
  • German first
  • Japanese first
  • Portuguese first
  • Spanish first
  • Any
English first
Los Angeles, California
Level Contributor
177 reviews
84 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 152 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 NEW

On our recent trip to San Antonio with our teenage grandsons, we drove through The District at night. We first visited here about 30 years ago with our their mother, and our daughter when she was just a teenager. The change in this historical district during this 30 year period is immense. There are significantly more homes that have been... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Level Contributor
18 reviews
11 attraction reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015 NEW

We visited in 2000 and it was a gorgeous area with amazing homes. In August of this year we excitedly took our daughter-in-law to see this district. What a shock and disappointment. Many homes were in need of major repair and the grounds surrounding them were overgrown. We hope that this area can be renovated to what it once was.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Atlanta, Georgia
Level Contributor
103 reviews
24 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

King William district has changed a great deal over the past 25 years. The homes have been restored beautifully. You can walk there from the river walk or drive if you wish.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Beckum, Germany
Level Contributor
30 reviews
21 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015 NEW

My hotel was located close to the Arsenal Neighborhood so I had to walk through the King William Neighborhood to get to the Alamodome and the Gonzalez Convention center everyday. I loved waking by the historic homes, reading the plaques in front of several of them and touring the three mansions open for public touring: Steves Homestead Museum, Villa Finale... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
San Diego, California
Level Contributor
132 reviews
92 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015

Visiting the interior of one of the "homes" in the King William Historic District made me feel as though I had gone through a time machine and was in the home of a rare person from the highest of the upper class. This place had a bar where one could get a drink or even a cigar!

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Fort Lauderdale, Florida
Level Contributor
22 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2015

If you are into architecture, this is a must see area of San Antonio. Plan on going by foot or bicycle so you can take your time and get the entire experience. Be sure to have brunch at Mad Hatters while you are there. It completes the experience.

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
San Antonio, Texas
Level Contributor
12 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2015

Our BIG San Antonio local festival is every April during Fiesta month. Google the time for King William's Fair. You can catch a minimal fee Via bus ride from Cross Roads Shopping Center at I 10 and 410 to easily access the event and enjoy walking around. It's cooler in the morning to see the beautiful historic home fronts, listen... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
USA
Level Contributor
54 reviews
21 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2015

While wondering looking for a restaurant to dine at, I came across this neighborhood district. A very classy old school style district. Very classy and elegant residences with pretty shrubbery and foliage. Close to restaurants and transportation but very quaint and quiet. A lovely district to stroll through.

Was this review helpful? Yes 2
Dallas, Texas
Level Contributor
69 reviews
29 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015 via mobile

Toured the district with a large group of people and it was what it was, a bunch of old rich people's houses. Next!

Was this review helpful? Yes
Ankeny, Iowa
Level Contributor
292 reviews
123 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 86 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

While enjoying your time in San Antonio this is a must see along the way. I believe its a stop on all of the hop on hop off tours (not positive, it was on ours). It's really nice just walking around viewing each home and how beautiful they are. Don't forget to read about each of the homes history and... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 1

Travelers who viewed King William Historic District also viewed

 

Been to King William Historic District? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing

Questions & Answers

Here's what previous visitors have asked, with answers from representatives of King William Historic District and other visitors
4 questions
Ask a question

See all questions (4)

Questions? Get answers from King William Historic District staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do I have to buy a ticket for my infant?
  • How do I get there using public transportation?
  • Is there a restaurant or café onsite?