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Steves Homestead

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Address: 509 King William, San Antonio, TX 78204-1411
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+1 210-227-9160
09:45 - 16:15
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Take the docent-led tour of this Victorian mansion for a reconstructed take...

Take the docent-led tour of this Victorian mansion for a reconstructed take on the lifestyle of rich and famous San Antonio personalities in the late 1800s.

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Great tour guide

Our tour guide was great. I'm not sure if you would have the same experience with another guide, but since we were the only people there at the time he showed us the third floor... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Maplewood, Minnesota
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Maplewood, Minnesota
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130 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Our tour guide was great. I'm not sure if you would have the same experience with another guide, but since we were the only people there at the time he showed us the third floor which isn't restored but had some nice views of the garden and antique furniture which is stored up there. The rest of the house is... More 

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Florida, New York
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45 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

It's not just another old house, the tour guide goes into great details of the family as if he knew them personally. Their talents, business, generosity to the community Loved not only the information but the pace of the tour and freedom to touch, sit, explore. Also loved the grounds and the entire neighborhood. Educational and just a pure delight.

Thank G G
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54 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 February 2017

The historic King William neighborhood of San Antonio is filled with three-story mansions built in the 1800s by prosperous German businessmen. We recommend a stop to tour the Steves Homestead House Museum. The home, located on the banks of the San Antonio River, was built in 1876 by Edward Steves, founder of the Steves Lumber Company, a family-owned company that... More 

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Fort Collins, Colorado
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90 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 December 2016

When walking through the King William Historic District we came to this museum. So glad we did! It was beautiful inside with some very unique features -- such as a wall calendar in the style of a clock, beautiful hand painting on the ceilings and walls, and a beautiful pocket door between the parlor and dining area. We took the... More 

Thank Kathryn S
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Reviewed 17 September 2016 via mobile

Self guided tour for $7.50. Got a good feel for the time period that the Steves occupied the home. Interesting architectural details inside the house. I stopped here as part of my self guided walking tour of the King William neighborhood. I picked the map up at the Anton Wulff house (107 King William St.), home of the SA Conservation... More 

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San Antonio, Texas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 367 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 August 2016

We came across this beautiful home/museum while eploring the historical district. It was on the walking map and I have to say that it was outstanding ... literally. The size was impressive & the grounds well maintained.

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G-Patch, Texas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 222 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 August 2016 via mobile

This historic home on King William Street is definitely a must see! The self-guided tour is so interesting, and is one of the only historical home tours we've taken that actually has a few things on the tour that you can actually touch and experience for yourself. Since the home never really had to be "restored," it retains so much... More 

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Sugar Land, Texas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 89 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 August 2016 via mobile

As these things go the home was a little disappointing compared to others we have seen on our travels. The self guided tour is $7.50 and comes with a little loose leaf book. There are not too many artifacts on display and had a cold, relatively sterile atmosphere. Worth the visit but not a must see in my opinion.

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Tallahassee, Florida
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311 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 160 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 August 2016 via mobile

We went on a Sunday morning. The house is in the King Willam District that has many great homes to view (from the street), so park the car and stroll around. There is even access to the Riverwalk. The entrance to the house is actually within the dead end. Go to the visitor center first. Nice displays telling the back... More 

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Aberdeen, New Jersey
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 176 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 May 2016

I had read about this museum, and I was THRILLED to be able to visit it (during the King Williams Fair in APRIL 2016) during my vacation to San Antonio. The furniture inside is either original or period reproduction. Either way, it was very interesting to see the inlaid tables, glasswork, and art. Children's toys were strewn about (as if... More 

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