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King William Historic District

1032 S Alamo St, San Antonio, TX 78210-1110
+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.
  • Excellent59%
  • Very good33%
  • Average6%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“guenther house” (66 reviews)
“walking tour” (40 reviews)
“villa finale” (17 reviews)
Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
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1032 S Alamo St, San Antonio, TX 78210-1110
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"guenther house"
in 66 reviews
"walking tour"
in 40 reviews
"villa finale"
in 17 reviews
"beautiful neighborhood"
in 13 reviews
"garden district"
in 9 reviews
"german immigrants"
in 9 reviews
"blue star"
in 14 reviews
"the river"
in 50 reviews
"great walk"
in 13 reviews
"self guided"
in 8 reviews
"walk around"
in 11 reviews
"take your time"
in 7 reviews
"san antonio river"
in 10 reviews
"homes"
in 353 reviews
"mansion"
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"architecture"
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"steves"
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Reviewed yesterday

The mansions are lovely and the landscaping quite beautiful. One street in the district allows parking so go to the street that the Steves House is located on and get out and stretch those legs.

Thank Kathy Y
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Walked around the area close to the Geunther House after we had a delicious breakfast at the House. The houses are generally well kept and retain the ambiance of a long ago era. Well worth a stroll through the neighborhood of Victorian homes.

Thank Linda M
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Reviewed 1 week ago

As a native San Antonio, this is one of my top 3 places to take guests. There is a fun walking tour you can take by picking up the guide at the entrance to the neighborhood. One home is a bed and breakfast. I've done...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

We walked around this area and it seemed that it is an up and coming neighborhood but it isn't quite there yet. It appears to be a town that is being gentrified. We saw some stunningly beautiful, remodeled southern mansions but only a few feet...More

Thank Mary D
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I REALLY wanted to see this area of San Antonio and we decided to walk there from the Alamo. It took us about 20 minutes. The most beautiful homes are from an era past. Most are still occupied but you can read plaques that tell...More

2  Thank Jane G
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A mile or so south of the tourist area of the river walk, is the King William Historic District. The neighborhood is lovely and you can tour the Steves Homestead and get breakfast or lunch in the Guenther House. Don't miss it, there will always...More

Thank Cathy H
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I love the history in this town, this neighborhood put me over the edge. I loved Tito's Mexican restaurant, the best we had in town. I love the beautiful variety of homes and neighborhoods. I loved that it had such vitality and was a half...More

1  Thank bonnie c
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We rented a house in the King William district - it was a fantastic King William style rental, and we would walk through the neighborhood each day to our activities. Many of the houses are unfortunately in disrepair, which is sad to see considering they...More

Thank TravelerRuth_12
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Reviewed 17 May 2018

I'm an architecture fan and really appreciate old American architecture. This is such a beautiful neighborhood with one big beauty after another.

1  Thank Marie N
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Reviewed 13 May 2018

Edward Steves Homestead is worth the visit. A very interesting home from 1870. Tour in less than hour. Historians onsite to provide deep insider information. Fiesta gowns were on display and they were very interesting. Parking is available across the street from the home.

Thank Michael M
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Yvonne A
18 December 2017|
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Response from Patricia M | Reviewed this property |
The Guenther House & Restaurant are the best places to find restrooms.
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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.
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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.
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