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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” (60 reviews)
“walking tour” (38 reviews)
“villa finale” (16 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 60 reviews
"walking tour"
in 38 reviews
"villa finale"
in 16 reviews
"beautiful neighborhood"
in 12 reviews
"garden district"
in 9 reviews
"german immigrants"
in 9 reviews
"the river"
in 50 reviews
"blue star"
in 14 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 345 reviews
"mansion"
in 63 reviews
"architecture"
in 93 reviews
"stroll"
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Reviewed today

Stop and get the map of the district so you know which houses to check out. And, get to the Guenther house for more history. A very pleasant walk and totally free.

Thank Cheryl G
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Historic district of the German settlement in San Antonio. Lots of historic houses streets. Buildings, etc. if you go up and down 3-4 streets you’ve seen all of it

Thank Hummer1973
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Came here early this morning and went for a walk admiring the beautiful historic homes on King William Street. There's a lot of shade from all the trees and the air was full of fragrant flowers. I stopped by the Guenther House at the very...More

Thank Rockinahawdplayse
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Must SEE in San Antonio. I was amazed by the beauty and history of the houses in this neighborhood. We walked down king Williams blvd (which ends at the Guethner house) Almost every house was historic in some way or another and had a plaque...More

Thank Merlot D
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Easy 'River Walk' from the centre and well worth it. Spend time strolling the streets and compare with architecture from other states. South Carolina features heavily.

Thank kdsandjms
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Great time touring this neighborhood. Every house is different and many are spectacular. BE COURTEOUS! Don't hot-rod around. And don't trespass on people's property to get photos. If the residents are out in the yard and you ask nicely, they will usually be proud to...More

Thank RGC1218
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The King William Historic District is a quiet but vibrant neighborhood within easing walking distance of the San Antonio Riverwalk. Nestled among live oak trees, the Victorian-era architecture is charming with numerous stately homes being turned into bed and breakfasts! It's a walking neighborhood with...More

Thank Laura V
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I live in San Antonio and always recommend a walk through the King Williams area for out of town guests (and a tour of Steves Homestead). On a recent Sunday afternoon, we took a walk through the King William area and then along the river,...More

Thank Carla F
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This district is good for driving through, better for walking and reading. It would be helpful to have a tour book of some kind so one could grasp the spirit of what happened in this small piece of geography near the heart of San Antonio....More

Thank 510dele
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Reviewed March 13, 2018

It's a doable stroll from the River Walk area of San Antonio to see these few blocks of 19th and early 20th century houses. I wish we had known that we could have walked completely along the river on a paved path between the two!...More

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Yvonne A
December 18, 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
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.
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JoAnna R
October 23, 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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