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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 #24 of 143 Attractions in San Antonio
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Historic Sites, Historic Walking Areas, Neighborhoods, Other, Sights & Landmarks
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, Other, Sights & Landmarks
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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Wharton, Texas
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70 reviews 70 reviews
13 attraction reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2015 NEW

We've been to San Antonio many times but just discovered this gem. Delightful area to walk in. Adjacent to the river. We toured the Steve's Homestead. A must see. Not crowded on a weekday.

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Warren, Indiana
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171 reviews 171 reviews
76 attraction reviews
92 helpful votes 92 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015 NEW

Pick up a King William Area Walking Tour brochure before you begin. Then read from it as you walk along the street. It's fun to find out the original owners' relationships and achievements. You can also get a copy of the brochure at the visitor's center across from the Alamo. If time is short stay on King William St. Many... More 

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Winnipeg, Canada
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89 reviews 89 reviews
30 attraction reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2015

Especially once you get tired of the noise of the tourist traps, this neighbourhood is what you want. If the weather is nice, great walking area. As you work toward downtown on Alamo Street, lots of good shopping and bars. We wish we had left more time for this area. There's a few beautiful old homes that now have tours... More 

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Oksboel, Denmark
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193 reviews 193 reviews
95 attraction reviews
167 helpful votes 167 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2015

King William Historic District is located south of the River Walk area. In walking distance for most people. A beautiful district with many big and attractive houses and mansions from the 1.800th. I can recommend a walk in the district.

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San Antonio, Texas
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201 reviews 201 reviews
38 attraction reviews
70 helpful votes 70 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2015

I love visiting this neighborhood for a step back into the past and overwhelming the senses with beauty. This area is a unique look into the early years of San Antonio, where homeowners go to great lengths to remodel with incredible attention to detail in retaining the original look and feel of times gone by. Part of the district winds... More 

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SAN ANTONIO
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34 reviews 34 reviews
16 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2015

Great place to be, especially during Fiesta. The King William Fair during Fiesta is a winner. I highly recommend it.

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Austin, Texas
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

Beautiful, very well renovated homes in historic San Antonio. They were wonderful with their holiday decorations.

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Lakewood, Colorado
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30 reviews 30 reviews
20 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2015

A district settled by Germans. Look at these beautiful homes that were built in the 1840's and you can only imagine how great they were for that time. Some of these homes to this day still are very stunning and have had great care.

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Santa Fe, New Mexico
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225 reviews 225 reviews
85 attraction reviews
295 helpful votes 295 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2015

Drive, bike or walk through this neighborhood and let jealousy wash over you as you marvel at the beauty of these homes and gardens. You will be taken back in history to a time when people valued spaces and the time to enjoy them; porches for visiting with friends and neighbors, gardens as the venue for honoring our plants communities,... More 

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Oslo, Norway
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499 reviews 499 reviews
228 attraction reviews
187 helpful votes 187 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2015

I loved walking around in these streets an marvel at all the beautiful houses. Some of them elaborately decorated for the holidays. If you want to have a break walking around, try the Madhatter cafe.

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