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King William Historic District

1032 S. Alamo Street, San Antonio, TX 78210 (Arsenal)
210 227 8786
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Ranked #29 of 204 Attractions in San Antonio
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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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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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San Antonio, Texas
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33 reviews 33 reviews
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014

If you like architecture and history, this is a place for you to visit. Great restaurants nearby to eat at after your walk.

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Mission Hills, CA
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014

I visited this town ten years ago and hear much of this area to find it exceed what I had heard. It would had been great to listen to some live music but our time was off.

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Nashville, Tennessee
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63 reviews 63 reviews
26 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014

This area of older homes was just beautiful. Eat at the Gunther house , and then walk through the historic visit. Very nice breakfast and nice walking tour of older beautiful homes!!!!

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15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2014

This 2 as a welcome quiet walk after the crowded Riverwalk area. The homes are absolutely beautiful and well maintained. You can just walk at your leisure and enjoy the sites. Beautiful gardens and architecture. There are 2 homes you can tour through. Right off the Riverwalk about a 1 1/2 miles from the main area of shops and restaurants.

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Franklin, Wisconsin
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014

With a self-guided map, a walk through this area brings a glimpse of beautiful homes. I did not go into any home, but viewing them from outside was a nice experience. They are close enough in proximity to cover a rather large area.

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Elizabethtown
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76 reviews 76 reviews
25 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014

We saw a glimpse of these beautiful homes on our trolley tour of the city of San Antonio. We made our way back to this district of town that the trolley was not allowed to take us into. It was well worth it. The old homes reminded me of the ones in the New Orleans Garden District and just as... More

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txyz
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38 reviews 38 reviews
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25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014

After a day of roaming the cool but crowded Riverwalk, we wandered over to the King William District and toured the Steves Mansion, a quick easy self guided tour that was an interesting window to turn of the (last) century life in San Antonio. After the tour we followed the walking tour route and saw many interesting historic homes and... More

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Sumner, Washington
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47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2014

Made for a very nice walk about a mile each way, starting at the Menger Hotel. Walked south on Alamo ST to the King William Historic District. With lovely homes and beautiful gardens and streets. Some of the homes are open, check the web site & broachers. We did walk back part way next to the river, then returned back... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2014

This is a nice walk where you can view historic homes of various styles in a variety of level of repair. Some of them have inside tours but our time was limited.

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