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King William Historic District

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Address: 1032 S. Alamo Street, San Antonio, TX 78204
Phone Number: 210 227 8786
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Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
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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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Found amazing treasure at Villa Finale but lost a greater treasure there.

We travel with a little stuffed dog named "Gerry" and he has been around the world. He was so excited to see the beautiful treasures in Villa Finale that he fell out of our... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
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Victoria, Canada

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Victoria, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

We travel with a little stuffed dog named "Gerry" and he has been around the world. He was so excited to see the beautiful treasures in Villa Finale that he fell out of our pocket. We are 95% certain he is inside the house but there is a slightl possibility he fell out in the 1/2 block between 335 King... More 

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Thank Baxterthetravelguy
San Antonio, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Nothing better than a walk down King William Street to see the historic homes. If you want to know about the homes, stop at the Conservation Society HQ at corner of King William and St. Mary's Street for a little tour map. Then stay in the area and have a meal or a drink at any of the many local... More 

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Thank AlamoBeerGuy
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

The houses are very beautiful and I believe you can tour some, but there aren't that many and it's on a bad side of town. I never feel all that comfortable visiting there. I hear they are trying to revitalize that side of town so hopefully it will help make the visit better. I have always felt underwhelmed when I... More 

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Plymouth, MN
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Took the trolley from River Walk area out, intending to eat at Tito's. We rode to the end which showed us the District. So, after lunch, we went walking. Had the brochure which gave a bit of info, but just viewing the homes and the neighborhood and the river was well worth the time.

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Thank Tom C
Austin, Texas
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This was a very pleasant, quiet walk and the houses are absolutely beautiful. I had passed by a museum that was closed for the day, but we were still able to walk the grounds. Gorgeous around sunset time. I'll be sure to recommend this area to my friends. :)

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Houston, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A slow walk or drive to take you back to a gentle time in the life of San Antonio. There is the added bonus of a lively cafe scene in the area. Don't miss the Gunther House, lovely.

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Thank Brysonsrory
Hamilton, Ontario
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We spent two nights at the Southsage cottage, hosted by Dan. What a wonderful spot and such a great host. The location was great the cabin itself was better then we had expected. I just can't say enough.

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Thank YBNORMEL
Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We spent a few hours wandering this Historical neighbourhood. The houses are spectacular and gives you a glimpse into old San Antonio. Quite a few were closed over the holidays but we did manage to tour inside one. Very easy walking. End with a coffee or snack at Guenther House

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Thank natmitch2015
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Lots of limestone used in many of these (mostly Victorian) mansions, which I haven't seen much of elsewhere. A couple of the mansions are tourable. If you walk down only King William St., ending at the Guenther mansion, you'll see a real feast. It is reachable by the Riverwalk - a quiet, relaxing and pleasant walk used by locals and... More 

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New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We all enjoyed the historic and nightlife aspects of San Antonio but I especially enjoyed our stroll through the King William district. Historic mansions with interesting Victorian and southwestern architecture. Take King William street all the way down & have brunch at The Guenther House (fabulous!) then walk all of that fattening food off back by way of the Riverwalk... More 

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