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King William Historic District

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Address: 1032 S Alamo St, San Antonio, TX 78204
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+1 210-227-8786
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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Historic neighborhood with Victorian Era architectural grandeur

If you are one who appreciates the magnificent architecture of historic homes as I do, you must visit the King William Historic District. This neighborhood was developed in the... read more

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San Antonio, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

If you are one who appreciates the magnificent architecture of historic homes as I do, you must visit the King William Historic District. This neighborhood was developed in the 1860s and is located just south of the central business district. This neighborhood is comprised of approximately 22 blocks including approximately 79 historic homes/buildings. The home styles include Italianate, Second Empire,... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Absolutely loved wandering through here on a quiet 70-degree January day. Make sure you stop in at the San Antonio Conservation Society at 107 King William St. for a brochure. There are plaques at some of the distinguished homes, but not all. The brochure describes both the historical and architectural significance for each structure. The Riverwalk through here was also... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

During San Antonio's fiesta time (in the Spring) the King William Fiesta Fair is a must-see. Decorated with many booths and confettie, this is such a fun and family-friendly event.

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Boca Raton, Florida, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Beautiful homes with exquisite architecture. Lovely to walk around and enjoy a day. We walked around and then ended up at Guenther's and had a great brunch there.

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Hillsboro, Oregon
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We enjoy beautiful homes and architecture, so when we visited San Antonio the King William Historic District was a sure thing. We saw some amazingly beautiful homes - and some more interesting than beautiful - on this self-guided tour. I'm a big fan of self-guided walking tours because you go at your own pace and you get some exercise in!... More 

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San Antonio, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We love to come down as a small ladies group and walk the gorgeous tree-lined streets. The homes here are so very old and unique. Wonderful place to see a very rare part of the city and its history.

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Fort Collins, Colorado
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

We really enjoyed walking around this historic area. It is easy to get to by following the River Walk. Such beautiful, well maintained historic homes.

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Perham, Minnesota
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

A nice walking tour of the the King William Street when you have a brochure to follow along. The Gunther Restaurant and gift shop at the end of our walk was also a fun place to see and visit.

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North Bay Village, Florida
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 9, 2016

The historic buildings are truly beautiful. This area is only a few blocks long. The San Antonio Art Guild is housed here, which enriches the trip

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 29, 2016

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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