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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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Nice older area

Only place in San Antonio I didn't twist my ankles walking. Had proper sidewalks and actual trimmed trees. Everywhere else you can smack yourself on untrimmed shrubs of every sort... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 3 days ago
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Saratoga Springs, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Only place in San Antonio I didn't twist my ankles walking. Had proper sidewalks and actual trimmed trees. Everywhere else you can smack yourself on untrimmed shrubs of every sort and poorly maintained sidewalks. Old money built these homes and probably lay maintains them. Gorgeous to look at and walk by. A little bit of class.

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

The historic district is nice, there are a mixture of the old historic houses in with newer more modern smaller houses, no need to spend too much time. Best route to take to the historic district without having to walk through the main roads/crowded sidewalk of the city is hopping on the river walk to meander around the less populated/less... More 

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Nashua, New Hampshire
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

You will see so many lovely historic homes in this old German neighborhood that the multiple porches and balconies, lovely landscaping and proximity to the river just might put you in sensory overload. Free brochure as you enter will tell you relevant facts about each house. We strolled late afternoon. Highly recommend.

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Sacramento, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Worth your time to drive or walk up and down the streets of this historic home neighborhood. Each home in this small section of town is distinctive, and very well maintained with beautiful gardens. Unfortunately no tours of the interior were offered while we were there.

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Oakley, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We drove thru on a early,quiet Sunday. You can go online to get a brochure of the tour. Villa Finale,is open for tour, but not Sunday AM.

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Reno, Nevada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

These mansions are beautiful, as are the gardens. There's no sameness to them, like historic districts in other cities. You'll be able to picture yourself on a veranda sipping lemonade in times gone by.

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

This historic neighborhood is one of the "not to miss" places in San Antonio - great architecture, history, and vibe - and best yet - looking at the restored houses is free!! Enjoy Brunch or lunch at the Gunther House. Tip: One of the best ways to tour the "hood" is via a Segway. Check with Robert at ONation Segway... More 

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Newport, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Worth the trip architecture, beautiful homes. Self guiding walk. Take water, it was hot. Visited as part of our City Sightseeing tour and also visited on foot.

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Louisville, Kentucky
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We stayed in the district at a B&B several years ago. There are some great little restaurants that you can walk to from most of the houses. So on our visit this time we wanted to go back and see the area again. There are some stunning homes that will make you droll. If you don't have tome to walk,... More 

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San Antonio, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

There are several streets lined with old mansions in this district. And near the edge of the district (along South Alamo Street) are a number of good restaurants, bars, sandwich shops, beer gardens, coffee/tea houses, etc., that serve mainly local clientele and are all locally owned and operated. From downtown, I suggest walking along the Riverwalk--heading southward along it as... More 

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