We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
The latest reviews. The lowest prices. The perfect place to shop for hotels.

King William Historic District

Certificate of Excellence
Sponsored by:
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Sponsored by:
Get directions
Address: 1032 S Alamo St, San Antonio, TX 78210-1110
Phone Number:
+1 210-227-8786
Website
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Fee: No
Description:

Settled by wealthy German merchants in the late 1800s, San Antonio's first...

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.

read more
Book In Advance
More Info
US$34.10*
and up
The Real San Antonio Small Group Guided Tour
More Info
US$64.98*
and up
San Antonio Super Pass
More Info
US$26.93*
and up
San Antonio Trolley Tour

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

Read all 530 reviews
Visitor rating
  • 300
    Excellent
  • 176
    Very good
  • 34
    Average
  • 8
    Poor
  • 2
    Terrible
My FAVORITE

SO loved this place. Beautiful does not cover it. We did stop at 2 museums and toured 2 homes. GREAT!!! The houses were so different and beautiful we spent hours walking... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
698michaelsr
,
Towanda, United States
Add Photo Write a Review

530 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
Language
  • More
Showing 520: English reviews
Towanda, United States
Level Contributor
14 reviews
12 attraction reviews
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

SO loved this place. Beautiful does not cover it. We did stop at 2 museums and toured 2 homes. GREAT!!! The houses were so different and beautiful we spent hours walking around here. There is a WALKING MAP with explanation of each property so make sure to get this it helps a bunch.

Helpful?
Thank 698michaelsr
San Antonio, Texas
Level Contributor
21 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

The King William historic area doesn't necessarily cover a large area, but some of the hold homes are truly beautiful. I recommend taking the time to stroll around, rather than driving.

Helpful?
Thank pblas
New Orleans, Louisiana
Level Contributor
655 reviews
284 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 540 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

We read about this on Trip Advisor and drove to the area and were a bit disappointed to see it was just an area with nice houses.

Helpful?
Thank Ron H
Lake Forest, California
Level Contributor
185 reviews
75 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

Located along side of the San Antonio River, about one mile south of the downtown (the Riverwalk, the Alamo, the Convention Center and the Shops at the Rivercenter) the KING WILLIAMS HISTORIC DISTRICT, established in the late 1790s, is recognized as one of the most beautifully restored historic districts in the United States (Greek revival, Victorian and Italianate architecture). This... More 

Helpful?
1 Thank Robert D
Atlanta, Georgia
Level Contributor
845 reviews
390 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 285 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

Prior to going to San Antonio, I was not planning on going to the King William district. I heard and was told it was basically cheesy and a bunch of frat houses. When I was at breakfast my second morning in town, I was looking at my map and trying to figure out what to do (because I had completed... More 

Helpful?
1 Thank Nina1940
Halstead, Kansas
Level Contributor
487 reviews
159 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 91 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

We went and just walked around looking at all of the wonderful houses. It's a really nice thing to do, and is an easy walk from downtown.

Helpful?
Thank beth ann k
Level Contributor
3 reviews
Reviewed 1 week ago

King William Historical District offers on any day a pleasant walk through a long gone era captured in time by the wonderful upkeep of these historic homes.

Helpful?
Thank Joseph F
Saint Paul, Minnesota
Level Contributor
214 reviews
77 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Short walk from down town. Nice walk to views the houses. A very nice walk back to town along the river

Helpful?
Thank Greg12342014
Tucson, Arizona
Level Contributor
3 reviews
3 attraction reviews
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The houses in this district were stunning. Our tour guide from Real San Antonio tours was able to provide such interesting facts during our walking tour.

Helpful?
Thank debrarncm
Level Contributor
50 reviews
28 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We loved strolling through the Historic District. We picked up a map at the visitor center for the Villa Finale House after touring that house. It's not crowded and a nice change from the Riverwalk crowds.

Helpful?
1 Thank Karen C

Travellers who viewed King William Historic District also viewed

 

Been to King William Historic District? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Questions & Answers

Here's what previous visitors have asked, with answers from representatives of King William Historic District and other visitors
6 questions
Ask a question

See all questions (6)

Questions? Get answers from King William Historic District staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do I have to buy a ticket for my infant?
  • How do I get there using public transportation?
  • Is there a restaurant or café onsite?