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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.
  • Excellent59%
  • Very good33%
  • Average6%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“beautiful homes” (65 reviews)
“old homes” (54 reviews)
“guenther house” (59 reviews)
Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
1032 S Alamo St, San Antonio, TX 78204-1318
+1 210-271-3247
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Reviewed 2 days 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 2 days 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 3 days 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 1 week ago

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 2 weeks ago

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

Thank MK T
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We parked on the street and walked the whole street and down to the river and back up to the next street! What a beautiful and interesting area of homes. Loved reading the plaques in front of many homes. A true piece of history.

Thank Cindy Z
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Very enjoyable walking around and looking at the fantastic homes. Beautifully kept up and great photo opportunities. There are some unique bars in the area as well.

Thank Greg W
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We came out here for breakfast and drove through a few times. It’s a cool area for a walk to enjoy the scenery and buildings. Felt really quiet overall compared to other nearby areas.

Thank Leslie F
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I was surprised how close to the centre of town this was;- we walked there along the Riverwalk. Some beautiful houses, the majority of which appear to still be owner occupied. Reminded me of walking around a similar area in New Orleans a couple of...More

Thank jgalwaysonholiday
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

After eating at the Guenther House take the time to walk along King William Street with a guide and learn the history of the beautiful homes and the stories about the people who lived in them. One of them is the wealthiest man in San...More

Thank Joel G
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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.
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.
March 12, 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