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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.
Suggested duration: 2-3 hours
1032 S Alamo St, San Antonio, TX 78210-1110
+1 210-271-3247
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This home is usually decorated for Christmas and is very beautiful. If you are here at Christmas schedule a time to see it and then go eat at the Guenther house and their little museum--best made pecan sweet rolls are only on the weekend--go early...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank atr2b1218
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My wife and I visited the King William Historic District on Thanksgiving afternoon, which was perfect timing. There was no traffic on the district's streets and we were able to drive at our own pace viewing the beautiful houses. Had there been more traffic we...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank CJTravelerTexas
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We had a private tour guide take us on a walking tour of the King William District in San Antonio. We started at the Guenther House and ended at the Guenther House. Well worth the time. Very rich German history.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank SherrieM161
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A suggested walking path may be downloaded from the San Antonio visitors web site. The guide is easy to follow and takes one down the southern part of the River Walk and through the streets of this historic area. All the homes in this area...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank SwedebyMarriage529
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Very nice to walk through. We walked to it from the River Walk. Beautiful homes. We toured the Villa Finale Home and found the tour to be VERY interesting and informative. Highly recommend the guided tour.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank 123dock
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We stayed in an Airbnb in the King William Historic District, so it was easy for us to do the ealking tour of the area available on-line. This neighborhood is spectacular. It was settled by Germans, obviously wealthy Germans, mostly merchants, in the early 19th...More

Date of experience: October 2018
1  Thank BnCrXplorerz
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We walked from our hotel near the Alamo to the King William District. It's not too far if you are a good walker, although we opted to take the bus back. We were too late for the house tours, but it was very nice just...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank USALouise
Reviewed October 29, 2018 via mobile

Finally took this tour and visited these historic home just out of downtown San Antonio. Simply wonderful. Truly amazing. Great guide. Don't know why it took me so long to do this.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Joel M
Reviewed October 28, 2018

This historic area of San Antonio consists of big, beautiful, old houses. You can walk on the Riverwalk behind some of them and see them from the back.

Date of experience: October 2018
1  Thank SoTxTraveler
Reviewed October 27, 2018

Had two tours of this area these are restored homes fro the early German and Prussian settlers. The ornate woodwork is amazing worth a walking tour or bus tour just so you understand history of area.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Forest W
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Yvonne A
December 17, 2017|
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Response from Patricia M | Reviewed this property |
The Guenther House & Restaurant are the best places to find restrooms.
Heather P
November 5, 2017|
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Response from dedot1015 | Reviewed this property |
The homes are not open for tours. It's a neighborhood self walking tour so I presume you can go at anytime before dark.
JoAnna R
October 23, 2017|
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Response from dianeb817 | Reviewed this property |
We didn’t see a visitor center- we walked from the Riverwalk and all around the area looking at the historic homes.
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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
First timers - 3 and 1/2 days in SA (2 Replies)
Time constraints prevent me from doing as much research as I usually do when we travel so...Drury Plaza Riverwalk or Comfort Suites Riverwalk on Live Oak? We want to tour the Alamo, the Missions, Riverwalk, Witte, King William Historic district, La Vallita, Market Square, Basilica of the National Shrine of the Little Flower - we are walkers. Except to go to Fredericksburg, can we get by without a car? Which tour, if any, would give us the best overview? (I 've seen the river cruise suggested...More
July 17, 2013|
Chicago, Illinois
Thanksgiving Itinerary Questions (9 Replies)
I'm planning a trip to the San Antonio and I'm thinking of the following itinerary: 11/21-11/25 - Port Aransas/Corpus Christi area 11/26-11/28 - San Antonio 11/29-12/1 - Hill Country 12/2 Fly home I'm planning to catch the Light Parade in San Antonio on the 27th. I'm not a crowd lover so am thinking of watching from a restaurant. I am concerned about the following two days in SA and if they will be too busy as well. 1 - Does this seem like a reasonable itinerary to see things +...More
August 08, 2015|
Response fromOctoboy|
The parade will be crowded - watching from a restaurant is a good plan. Black Friday is Black Friday in SA too. A lot of folks will be headed to the suburbs to cash in on the sales. I think the crowds downtown will be manageable. As far as your itinerary, it is really up to you. 5 day in CC/PA seems a little much for me too. But if you want to just relax by the pool or beach for a couple of days, then it will probably suite you just fine. Sunday after Thanksgiving in Fredericksburg will have...More
Trip Report 3/7 to 3/9/08 -- Day Three (4 Replies)
This is a trip report for our recent visit to San Antonio. We were celebrating our 19th wedding anniversary. I am 37 and DH is 42...this was our first time in San Antonio. Day Three: Understandably, we slept in really late (see day two trip report)! We rented a car and went over to the King William Historic district. We ate breakfast/lunch at Guenther House. It was really crowded and the wait was long but we didn't care. We toured the grounds and the museum. The food was definitely worth...More
March 10, 2008|
Response frompruske25|
Thanks again for writing a TR on your stay in SA. It was done very good & easy to read. It is nice for others to see that tourist actually like some of the suggestions that locals make. Hope you do return & see the other things that SA has to offer.