Situated on the south bank of the San Antonio River, the 25-block district is bounded by Durango, South St. Mary’s, Eagleland and the San Antonio River. A beautiful place to live and explore, wander the historic streets or take a break in one of King William Historic District’s fine eateries during your time in the King William neighborhood.
Built in the late 1800s, the fascinating Second Empire mansion was once the home of the Steves family, the founders of the Steves Lumber Company. Now owned and operated by the San Antonio Conservation Society, Steves Homestead has been transformed into a period house museum, beautifully furnished and opened to the public on a daily basis.
The Guenther House
The elegant home of the Pioneer Flour Mill’s founding family; the Guenther House has been beautifully restored. Take a tour through the 19th century home, or explore the river Mill Store featuring gourmet baking goods and accessories.
The Oge House
A Greek Revival residence, the Oge House is significant as it is the only house within the King William Historic District not built by German immigrants. Constructed in 1860 by the U.S. Army as the commanding officer’s quarters for the San Antonio Arsenal, today it is used as a bed and breakfast.
San Antonio Art League Museum
As you make your way through the district, you’ll come across the San Antonio Art League Museum. A place for the art lover, the museum is home to a remarkable collection of works all made by Texas artists.
Garcia Art Glass
Discover the works of talented glass artist Gini Garcia in her workshop and gallery, Garcia Art Glass. If you’re impressed with what you see, Garcia’s works are available to purchase in her gallery and in the Oge House.
Blue Star Contemporary Art Center
At the south end of the King William District is the Blue Star Arts Complex. A major center for contemporary art, stop by the complex to delight in Blue Star Art’s galleries and theater.
The King William Historic District boasts some of the finest restaurants in Texas. With a cross section of eateries you can have a relaxing meal at Guenther House Restaurant, or delight in the vibrant atmosphere at the Monterey.
Guenther House Restaurant
The Guenther House Restaurant has been called one of the best breakfast houses in San Antonio by Southern Living. Taste towering buttermilk biscuits, or Southern Sweet Cream waffles.
The Blue Star Brewing Company
Founded by entrepreneur and restaurateur Joey Villarreal, the Blue Star Brewery and Restaurant has been a watering hole and activity hub since 1996. Indulge in pub fare made with fresh, local ingredients, or try craft beers made right on the premises.
With a vibrant atmosphere and a changing menu, the Monterey is a favorite hangout among locals. Focused on serving “glorified bar food” try fried chicken with bacon-fat hushpuppies, house-made pickles, or Rueben sprout kraut.
Azuca Nuevo Latino
If you’re looking for something different than San Antonio’s Mex-Tex offerings try Azuca Nuevo Latino. Located in the south of the district, you’ll find festive fare hailing from the Caribbean, Spain and South and Central America.
La Focaccia Italian Grill
An authentic, family-owned Italian Restaurant, La Focaccia Italian Grill has been luring folks to the King William Historical District since 1996. Try fresh pasta dishes, succulent steaks, or seafood.