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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
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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Nice easy stroll

King William district is about 5-10 minute walk from the central part of river walk. It nice to see the houses and have a stroll around the neighbourhood. It's also a nice walk... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 19, 2015
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london
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196 reviews 196 reviews
81 attraction reviews
110 helpful votes 110 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015 NEW

King William district is about 5-10 minute walk from the central part of river walk. It nice to see the houses and have a stroll around the neighbourhood. It's also a nice walk back through town. Parking is also easy in King William and free.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2015 via mobile

We enjoyed our driving tour of the area. The weather was not good enjoy to walk, so drove around and saw the beautiful houses. Wish that we'd had some type of a guide book with us, explaining what we were seeing, but enjoyed it non the less

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hendersonville, NC
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33 reviews 33 reviews
21 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015

We went through the district on our way back to S.A. From the Mission Trail. Enjoyed the quiet walk and seeing the historic homes. From the district, we walked along the river back to downtown. Very enjoyable.

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Letchworth Garden City
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133 reviews 133 reviews
60 attraction reviews
75 helpful votes 75 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015

There's some nice houses here and it's a different view of San Antonio but not essential if time is limited. If you're feeling like it you can all from town centre along the river walk but it's quite a distance.

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Greenville, South Carolina
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41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2015

We walked along the river to the King Willam Neighborhood from the Riverwalk. It is an easy walk. We enjoyed the King William area very much. The houses are a mixture of the very elaborate to the the modest with a delightful Art Deco house thrown in. It looked like it was imported from the Miami area. Most of the... More 

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Suffern, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2015

We downloaded the brochure and followed the self-guided walk through the neighborhood. It was Easter Sunday so we couldn't see the insides of those that are open to the public but we enjoyed looking at the architecture. This is worth the walk if you like looking at interesting houses.

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Santa Fe, New Mexico
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2015

I love that san Antonio has such a great area like King William. It's a great place to eat and also see some great old picturesque homes.

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Asheville, North Carolina
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41 reviews 41 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2015

If you have some time, a quick tour of this area is interesting. Old homes with some history to them. IMO, no biggie if you miss it.

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Texas
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101 reviews 101 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2015

I love houses! This neighborhood was full of beautiful houses with interesting architecture of all shapes and sizes. While it wasn't exactly a hot day when we toured, I imagine it would provide a cool respite on a hot summer's day.

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Georgetown, Texas
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22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015

Take you time and walk or drive through the King William Neighborhood. It's one of few free things in San Antonio. The house are just incredibly beautiful. it's a quiet neighborhood. There are brochures that give you some of the history of the homes in the area. Just take your time and enjoy.

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