There are numerous interesting places to visit while in San Antonio, including the Alamo, the River Walk and the San Antonio Missions to name just a few. Last week we got together several from the RV park and toured another "must see" area of this beautiful city, the King William Historic District in the South Town area of San Antonio.
Our Tour Guide
After meeting Gary, our tour guide from San Antonio Walks (888-368-6874), across from The Guenther House, we began the tour. Gary is highly versed in the different styles of architectural styles in the area, which includes Greek Revival, Victorian, Colonial and Italianate. He also has a wealth of knowledge about the history of San Antonio and during the tour, he told us several stories that enhanced out tour experience. I was particularly impressed at how the home builders used a combination of the various architectural styles in each home. Another interesting find was the personality that some individual home owners exhibited in their home styles. There was even a home that looked like it came right out of South Beach, tropical trees and landscaping included.
Some Prominent King William Street Residents
Another impressive feature of these homes is that many of them had the beautiful San Antonio River in their back yards. As we walked along this seldom viewed River real estate, the views were some of the most extraordinary scenes.
|Courtesy of the Guenther House website|
We finished up our morning tour with lunch at the Guenther House, the one time home of the historic Pioneer Flour Mill family. They also had an interesting Museum and the River Mill Store and you could tour the home as well.
On your next visit to our San Antonio RV Park let us know you'd like to take this or any number of other walking tours available and we'll make a date to share the experience with other interested guests at the Park. Check out our full photo album of our King William walking tour with Gary at San Antonio Walks.
|King William Historic District|
- San Antonio Conservation Society, http://www.saconservation.org/
- Visit San Antonio
- The Virtual Tourist