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King William Historic District

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Address: 1032 S Alamo St, San Antonio, TX 78210-1110
Phone Number: 210 227 8786
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Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Fee: No
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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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Fascinating glimpse into old San Antonio

Take the bus or walk along the RIverwalk to this tree shaded neighborhood of beautifully restored homes.

5 of 5 starsReviewed 3 days ago
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Englewood
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Take the bus or walk along the RIverwalk to this tree shaded neighborhood of beautifully restored homes.

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Dallas, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

I love this area of San Antonio. It has old historic houses. Over a special weekend, some houses are available for public viewing. You can walk through it and there are some great eating joints here

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Thank Sarveshi
Dallas, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Take the walking tour of the historical district and learn about all the old homes and their history. Takes about two hours, but, well worth the time. Don't forget the section where you wal along the San Antonio river!

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Victoria, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We didn't take a walking tour - just drove through the streets and looked at the homes. Very nice neighborhood!

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Edmonds, Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Thanks to our hop on/hop off trolley tour guide's advice, we had lunch at the Gunther House (delicious), toured the Steves and Gunther mansions, walked through the district, and returned the next day to tour the Villa Finale mansion. Very interesting.

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Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a lovely neighbourhood of historic homes not too far from downtown San Antonio. We had downloaded a self-guided walk from the internet so we were able to learn about the history of many of the houses as we walked. After we walked the streets we were able to access part of the Riverwalk, and had a lovely stroll... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Really nice and quiet neighborhood area! Lots of trees making the walk around the area pleasant. Charming old buildings, especially the ones with stone outerior. Highly recommend to stop by here! Not far of a drive from downtown.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The King William Historic District has a wonderful history in San Antonio, and it's a beautiful little drive/walk. I'm from San Antonio and had been on the tour when I was a kid. Decades ago, one of the homes had been an office where my mom worked, so I spent a lot of time on that street playing in the... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a lovely area of San Antonio that provides a great contrast to the crazy central tourist areas. The old homes are lovely and the historic Steve homestead is well worth a visit. I recommend walking there and / or back via the river walk - its only around 20 minutes and is a very lovely walk. In the... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We went after reading the great reviews. But if going on historic home tours is something you've done before, you might not be impressed by this one. Most of the homes were not well-kept and not as historic as I imagined they would be. There were a few, however, that had great historic value.

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