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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.
Suggested duration: 2-3 hours
1032 S Alamo St, San Antonio, TX 78210-1110
+1 210-271-3247
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Block after block of well preserved historic homes along the San Antonio River and two masonic halls.

Date of experience: January 2019
1  Thank jazrichards1952
Reviewed 1 week ago

We spared this area to explore when returning from the Missions. This historic area is south of downtown SA on the way to four must see Missions. However, being delighted with the whole afternoon spent exploring the Missions we only drove through this district. There...More

Date of experience: January 2019
1  Thank B1714D
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My friends and I rambled through this lovely neighborhood and were treated to many gorgeous homes. A few of the homes are open to explore and there is a small art museum in the neighborhood. We looked this neighborhood up on line and found a...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank ElaineG570
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Great walk and good restaurant near by There were many great homes All are closed Mondays We enjoyed the quiet neighborhood We ate at the Station restaurant was very good eats

Date of experience: January 2019
1  Thank W9698WOjamesc
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We were exploring on a short trip to San Antonio and decided to visit the King William historic district. We simply parked and walked. Would like to have found a map prior to stopping but there are several historical markers that provided information. Will definitely...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank claudiagott11
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

It's a part of San Antonio that shows you what the life of well-heeled Texans was like before McMansions came along. Take a stroll around the block and enjoy.

Date of experience: February 2018
Thank Bill K
Reviewed 13 January 2019

Arrived via the hop on - hop off bus a few blocks away and spent several hours enjoying the varied architecture. When we checked prices for fun - pleasantly surprised compared to our home region.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank LivingTheWidth
Reviewed 9 January 2019

A nice neighborhood if you enjoy architecture and appreciate houses. We got to the neighborhood by walking along the river which is beautiful.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank katiefenster
Reviewed 8 January 2019

Pretty old historic houses in a neighborhood of San Antonio; mainly German style. Some are available for touring but you need to check timings. You can scooter or bike through neighborhood if you want to just get a taste and not spend too much time,...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank 268halies
Reviewed 31 December 2018 via mobile

Okay, it pains me to say this, as this may have had potential.... BUT.... we were horribly disappointed. Here were our issues.... 1. We went between Christmas and New Years (huge tourist season) and the visitor office was closed- NO note about this on the...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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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.
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 dianeb817 | 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.