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King William Historic District

1032 S. Alamo Street, San Antonio, TX 78210 (Arsenal)
210 227 8786
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As featured in San Antonio for free
Ranked #34 of 190 attractions in San Antonio
Type: Historic Walking Areas, Neighborhoods, Historic Sites
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... more » 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. « less
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Viola
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22 reviews 22 reviews
11 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2014 NEW

We were let off a few blocks from the edge of the district and walked several blocks to find construction in the streets. Once there we walked from N Alamo to S Alamo house gazing. It took several blocks to get back to the city. Not much to see unless you are going to a certain shop/tourist point.

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Crystal Lake, Illinois
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29 reviews 29 reviews
14 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2014 NEW

We purposefully stayed near this area to enjoy exploring this scenic neighborhood and sample the local places to eat and drink. What luck, we were there for First Friday, an eclectic neighborhood event for shopping and socializing! And we always enjoy the Blue Star Complex (tip: read the elaborations on the No Parking signs).

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New York
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150 reviews 150 reviews
57 attraction reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2014

This district is full of gorgeous houses, each one different, from the 19th century and early 20th. There are also houses that haven't been renovated, but they are few. The Steve's and Villa Finale are the most professionally run and each has charms of its own.

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Central City, Iowa
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30 reviews 30 reviews
21 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2014

The houses in this district are absolutely gorgeous and beyond anything you've ever seen. Unfortunately, you cannot go inside and tour the houses as actual families own and live in them. It is still an amazing little "town" of its own that is very cool to walk through.

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Whitehorse, Yukon
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128 reviews 128 reviews
38 attraction reviews
80 helpful votes 80 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2014

Our B&B provided a brochure that was a guide to walking tours of the historic homes in the area - we saw a few of them and it really is a lovely region with many grand homes in various stages of restoration. The nearby commercial district is very typical of peripheral to downtown areas and we did see broken business... More

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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1,198 reviews 1,198 reviews
584 attraction reviews
610 helpful votes 610 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2014

This neighborhood is close to the river walk. It has several Greek Revival, Victorian, and Italianate style mansions. It's a very charming area in San Antonio. Beautiful neighborhood to drive through or take a long stroll.

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Enders, NE
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17 reviews 17 reviews
9 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2014

Something for history and architecture buffs, the King William Historic District self-guided walking tour is a gem. Print the guide at home or obtain one at the front gate of the Preservation Society, the first stop of the tour at 107 King William Street. Walk along and learn about the homes of the German merchants who settled this area in... More

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Manassas va
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127 reviews 127 reviews
65 attraction reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2014

I will admit I am not in to architecture...so maybe I just don't get it. Some of the house were stunning...however some homes were falling down..The roads were tore up. I was thinking the city would try to make this area better than it is. The neighboord does have a lot of historic homes to look at.

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Milwaukee
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18 reviews 18 reviews
3 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2013

If you like looking at old houses, this is definitely worth a visit. Go first to the Edward Steves Homestead, home of the conservation society. We paid $12 each for a self-guided tour of this home and another one nearby. It was well worth the money to see these beautiful, historic homes. You can also get a map of the... More

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Connecticut
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16 reviews 16 reviews
10 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2013

For anyone interested in architecture, this is the place! We initially took a horse-and-carriage ride through the district and our guide told us some of the history of the area and the homes we passed, which gave an added element to the tour. There is, additionally, an excellent, free walking tour map available at a couple of the house museums... More

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