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King William Historic District

1032 S Alamo St, San Antonio, TX 78204-1318
+1 210-271-3247
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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.
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  • Very good33%
  • Average6%
  • Poor1%
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“beautiful homes” (68 reviews)
“guenther house” (59 reviews)
“walking tour” (35 reviews)
Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
1032 S Alamo St, San Antonio, TX 78204-1318
+1 210-271-3247
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

This area of San Antonio is definitely worth your time to see. The area was originally settled by German immigrants who became wealthy and built beautiful homes here. Some of the homes are actually on the San Antonio River. Take your time on this walk...More

1  Thank Gumgrove
Reviewed 4 days ago

I would rather do this than the zoo, but we had no kids with us. We live in a touristy town, so I don't always enjoy super touristy, stand in lines kind of things. This was a great, go at your own pace and learn...More

Thank Chelsea G
Reviewed 1 week ago

A by the great mansions in the German district. Visit the mansions that a open to the public.Allow 2-3 hours.

Thank Cornville_man
Reviewed 1 week ago

We downloaded a free walking tour from the San Antonio Conservation Society and just wandered around. The houses are stunning; each one is so unique. If you're into architecture, or just want to experience some serious house envy, this neighborhood is must see!

1  Thank karacw09
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I discovered the city's hidden gem. The area is so very historic and rich in culture. Some of the areas earliest merchants and "Who's Who" came from this area. A collection of older homes dating back to San Antonios past. These homes are well preserved...More

Thank Daryl S
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Upmarket vintage properties sit behind a street of interesting eateries less than two miles from downtown San Antonio. TIP: visit the grandest house - Steves Homestead Museum - for just a few dollars.

Thank Broomhillal
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

You can easily walk along the Riverwalk all the way to the King William neighborhood. About 13 minutes from the old Courthouse end of the river. Take the time to see these lovely old houses/mansions.

Thank BruceSpates
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is a short distance from the downtown loop. My group would walk or run here each day from our hotel downtown. Lovely neighborhood and not quite what we thought San Antonio would be.

Thank 3deltas
Reviewed 10 November 2017

This is a nice area to do a walking tour. Be sure it go early during the week. Most places are not open on the weekend and close early. The houses are amazing and worth viewing. Added plus is they are near the Gunther House,...More

Thank Wendy R
Reviewed 30 October 2017

Must eat at The Guenther House, best breakfast ever! Free tours there as well. Walk down King William St. where some mansions are available to tour. Even the fencing built around each mansion is unique! Getting your walking shoes on for King William District as...More

1  Thank MK T
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Heather P
5 November 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
23 October 2017|
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Response from DianeB730 | 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.
12 March 2017|
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Response from Robyn49 | Reviewed this property |
There is a great walking map online if you google King Williams District San Antonio. It gives descriptions of all the historic homes including when built, by who, and for who. When you get there coming in from San Antonio... More