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King William Historic District

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Address: 1032 S. Alamo Street, San Antonio, TX 78210
Phone Number: 210 227 8786
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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.
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Beautiful homes

I took a long walk through the King William District and really enjoyed it. The houses are gorgeous! There is no real unity, they are all different but most are worth a stop. It... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 1, 2015
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Boston, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015 NEW

I took a long walk through the King William District and really enjoyed it. The houses are gorgeous! There is no real unity, they are all different but most are worth a stop. It can also be done by car but if you are able I would recommend walking it.

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Darrington, Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

Another great spot not to be missed in San Antonio. I had a very enjoyable time walking around this district by myself taking lots of pictures. Many of the houses offer tours. Make sure and read the signs in front of them they will tell you hours and prices. This is another spot where the trolley tours will drop you... More 

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San Antonio, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

We drove two dinner guests thru the King William district on this last Saturday evening. Within minutes of our slow drive they wanted to stop and take photographs of the beautiful homes, wel cleaned lots and amazing architecture. The fact that all of this began in the late 1800s is a plus. Another feature is the well-developed area and the... More 

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San Antonio, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

The architecture of the Victorian style homes built during this era are spectacular, with several along side of the SA Riverwalk project making a walking tour ideal. There are plenty of good places to eat and drink like the Guenther House, Blue Star and Stella's.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2015

This historic district had myriad homes for either a walking or driving tour. There was free information about each home available in a brochure available at either the two home tours were sampled, both of which were interesting and cost effective. A nice way to spend a few hours.

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Stoneville, North Carolina
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

We enjoyed learning about the history of Texas on our last get away through touring the in the area. We traveled by tour bus throughout the city. The bus dropped us off at King Williams district and we walk all over enjoying the culture

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San Antonio, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2015

Walking tour is great or take the Trolly tour. Monthly festival is always First Friday! Entire mile long festival on South Alamo in this area is full of vendors, artists, jewelry, music and food with lots of beer!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015

Great shopping, great dining. Fun and funky, historic and elegant. We enjoy visiting the King William district and you will too! This is our favorite place to hang out during the annual Fiesta activities!

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Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2015

A comfortablle walk to view the vernacular architecture of this historic district. Having the district guidebook made it much easier to find the most prominent historic houses and to learn of their background.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2015

This is such a unique area full of wonderful homes with tons of period homes on beautiful streets many covered in trees

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Address: 1032 S. Alamo Street, San Antonio, TX 78210
Phone Number: 210 227 8786
Location: United States  >  Texas (TX)  >  San Antonio>  > Arsenal

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