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King William Historic District

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Address: 1032 S. Alamo Street, San Antonio, TX 78204
Phone Number: +1 210-227-8786
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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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Beautiful Homes

We enjoyed walking the historic district. The homes seem to take you back in time and you will see homes of all shapes and in all conditions. Most of the homes are still lived in... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 6 days ago
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We enjoyed walking the historic district. The homes seem to take you back in time and you will see homes of all shapes and in all conditions. Most of the homes are still lived in, but they are beautiful and would be awesome to see inside. I would love to on a future visit tour some of the homes. This... More 

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Arlington, Texas
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I drove around King William's streets and the neighborhood, remembering the beauty I enjoyed several years ago. But, I found the place to be rundown with a lot of construction present. Hopefully in the future, it will be restore to it's former glory.

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Urbandale, Iowa
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We enjoyed walking down King William Street, along the Riverwalk, through the Blues Arts area and seeing the Guenther House.

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San Diego, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Charming old houses on every block in this area! Some large, some small, some well-kept, some not. Just park your car on the street and stroll around the blocks. It takes you back to a different era when character and unique features were in vogue. Not at all like today's modern tract houses, unfortunately. We highly recommended to visit this... More 

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Keller, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We really enjoyed walking through the historic district. Beautiful homes and gardens. Only wish we could have toured some, but most are still lived in.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is an interesting area of San Antonio because of the architecture. Very different from the SW them you see in the area.

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Corner Brook, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Beautiful old homes in quiet area easily within walking distance from the busy touristy central core

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Mesquite, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Great walking around the neighborhood seeing grand houses. Villa Finale is worth the $5 tour! Many a collections of unique items from copper, pewter, decanters, Napoleon memorabilia, books and more. Lovely gardens

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We visited the Mathis Home which is filled with collections that Mr, Mathis collected from various countries that he visited and collected from within the United States as well. The history of the home was so interesting as was the collections.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Driving in this district, you realise that there is a lot of renovation and rebuilding occurring. I purchased a ticket to see some of the historical homes one afternoon and it was amazing. So much architectural wonders await you. Spend a few hours reliving the past in history.

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