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King William Historic District

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Address: 1032 S. Alamo Street, San Antonio, TX 78204
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+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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Walking tour of King William district

We were staying in the King William area and we picked up a brochure for a self guided walking tour of the King William area. The area was named after King Wilhelm of Prussia... read more

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Gahanna
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

We were staying in the King William area and we picked up a brochure for a self guided walking tour of the King William area. The area was named after King Wilhelm of Prussia. It was an area settled by many German merchants in the late 1800s. The tour brochure provided a walking map and pictures and descriptions of many... More 

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Dundas, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Pickup the guide at the Steves Homestead carriage house. Excellent guide giving a history of the many beautifully maintained historic homes.

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Austin, Texas
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We were staying by the Riverwalk and drove over here to stroll and take a look at the houses. A lot of the ones that you can pay to tour were not open yet, but we still enjoyed our walk. You might be able to walk there from the Riverwalk, but we drove over. Definitely worth seeing.

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Mitchell, South Dakota
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

My husband and I did a self-guided walking tour through this historic neighborhood. The houses are beautiful and the history of the houses intriguing. Maps are available at the visitor's center. Go your own pace. The Riverwalk is easily accessible in various places. While in the area, dine at The Guenther House.

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Glen Ellyn, Illinois
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We talked down the Riverwalk and walked around this neighborhood. Very interesting houses. The area is being turned over quite a bit. Some of the homes look to be in really tough shape while others are being completely rehabbed.

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Lake Bluff, Illinois
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Loved every home, particularly enhanced by a walking guide available at most hotels and inns. Very easy to get around since it's chock full of historic residences on only a few streets.

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Center Point, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

For many years than I care to admit, King William Historic District is a must drive through for visitors to San Antonio--more so than the Alamo. The character of the houses and charm of stepping back into a neighbor going back some 150 years. Have on your list.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We followed the River walk for about 25 minutes -- enjoying the morning while viewing the lovely homes and apartments. We eventually turned into the historic district as directed by a local we met and were awed by the truly lovely mansions and the history.As recommended in Trip Advisor we had breakfast in the delightful Guenther House - loved it.... More 

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Ontario, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

went first to the tourist information place to get brochures of San Antonio and they have an awesome one on a walk of the district. The houses are nice and it was nice to learn about the history of them. A nice stroll in the neighborhood.

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Miller Place, New York
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Nice area to experience history. The homes are beautiful nice area to walk through. This is a self guided tour.

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