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Steves Homestead

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Address: 509 King William, San Antonio, TX 78204-1411
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+1 210-227-9160
09:45 - 16:15
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Take the docent-led tour of this Victorian mansion for a reconstructed take...

Take the docent-led tour of this Victorian mansion for a reconstructed take on the lifestyle of rich and famous San Antonio personalities in the late 1800s.

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Beautiful Historic Home

When walking through the King William Historic District we came to this museum. So glad we did! It was beautiful inside with some very unique features -- such as a wall calendar... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 13 December 2016
Kathryn S
Fort Collins, Colorado
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Fort Collins, Colorado
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 December 2016

When walking through the King William Historic District we came to this museum. So glad we did! It was beautiful inside with some very unique features -- such as a wall calendar in the style of a clock, beautiful hand painting on the ceilings and walls, and a beautiful pocket door between the parlor and dining area. We took the... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 September 2016 via mobile

Self guided tour for $7.50. Got a good feel for the time period that the Steves occupied the home. Interesting architectural details inside the house. I stopped here as part of my self guided walking tour of the King William neighborhood. I picked the map up at the Anton Wulff house (107 King William St.), home of the SA Conservation... More 

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San Antonio, Texas
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 August 2016

We came across this beautiful home/museum while eploring the historical district. It was on the walking map and I have to say that it was outstanding ... literally. The size was impressive & the grounds well maintained.

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G-Patch, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 August 2016 via mobile

This historic home on King William Street is definitely a must see! The self-guided tour is so interesting, and is one of the only historical home tours we've taken that actually has a few things on the tour that you can actually touch and experience for yourself. Since the home never really had to be "restored," it retains so much... More 

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Sugar Land, Texas
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 August 2016 via mobile

As these things go the home was a little disappointing compared to others we have seen on our travels. The self guided tour is $7.50 and comes with a little loose leaf book. There are not too many artifacts on display and had a cold, relatively sterile atmosphere. Worth the visit but not a must see in my opinion.

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Tallahassee, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 August 2016 via mobile

We went on a Sunday morning. The house is in the King Willam District that has many great homes to view (from the street), so park the car and stroll around. There is even access to the Riverwalk. The entrance to the house is actually within the dead end. Go to the visitor center first. Nice displays telling the back... More 

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Aberdeen, New Jersey
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 May 2016

I had read about this museum, and I was THRILLED to be able to visit it (during the King Williams Fair in APRIL 2016) during my vacation to San Antonio. The furniture inside is either original or period reproduction. Either way, it was very interesting to see the inlaid tables, glasswork, and art. Children's toys were strewn about (as if... More 

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San Antonio, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 April 2016

When one travels to another city we usually go from airport to hotel and back to the airport. Meantime you may take side trips to interesting venues. I highly recommend that you take this side trip to the King William (late 1800s Kaiser Wilhelm" area of San Antonio. This neighborhood is within an easy 15 minute walk from the hotel... More 

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 March 2016 via mobile

The house was a great example but within the district of King William there were just as lovely houses with beautiful gardens so a walk around is recommended

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 March 2016

I went there today and had the most informative guide. Max took us through the home and was a constant source of great information and personal touches. This home is from the 1870's and is so well laid out you'd think the owners were still there. Just a wonderful place not only to visit but to tweak your imagination of... More 

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