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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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The most amazing houses!!

This is a must do while in San Antionio. The houses are absolutely lovely! Big oak trees, close to the river. A must see!

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
Colleen M
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RENO, United States
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RENO, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This is a must do while in San Antionio. The houses are absolutely lovely! Big oak trees, close to the river. A must see!

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Long Island, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

My husband and I drove through this District. The homes are magnificant and worth taking the time to see them all.

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Dallas, TX
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We have driven through the district various times because it is so interesting as a slice of history. Go, whether it is for a restaurant, a bed and breakfast, or an unusual shop or gallery.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The King William District offers shady sidewalks to stroll and take in the beautiful homes and architecture of this neighborhood tucked away but near to downtown/tourist areas. The first weekend of the month is a craft show, booths, where you can buy handcrafted items. It's nice to go booth to booth talking with the artists and looking at everything. There... More 

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Vancouver, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

A lovely old neighbourhood with beautiful historic mansions. You can wander through and pick the houses you will own if you win lotto!

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George West, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Driving through the King William district with a guide book is to take a ride in old San Antonio and to visit the homes of those who made rural Texas and then settled in SA. Lovely mansions and quaint homes, narrow streets, vintage places to see. Take your time and get a guide book or you won't know what you... More 

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Miami Beach, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This district is definitely worth a look for lovers of old homes and Victorian architecture,though examples of other types of architecture are present Victorian seems to be prevalent. There are also a few restaurants and cafes in the King William district that might be worth checking out! Nothing grandiose compared to the Garden District in New Orleans but definitely worth... More 

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a good place to drive through with your local friends as guides to see the interesting, often unique and sometimes huge homes where apparently some of San Antonio's elite residents reside.

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San Antonio, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I recently visited the King William district building that was hosting an art exhibition called Westie In The Park. It was very refreshing to see that they display art for the public to enjoy and give exposure to local artists. The lady at the desk was very kind, she greeted me and gave a warm welcome. Very nice!

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Houston, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is a secluded neighborhood near the Riverwalk that very few people ever visit. If you go down King William Blvd. you will see maps to the right at the first house (107) that will give you some idea when the houses were built and who the builders of the houses were.

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