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The Alamo

300 Alamo Plaza, San Antonio, TX 78205-2606
+1 210-225-1391
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Established in 1718 as Mission San Antonio de Valero, for over 300 years the former mission now known as the Alamo has been a crossroads of history. Having existed under six flags of independent nations and served as a garrison for five different armies, the Alamo has a rich history and a heritage to inspire Texans and people around the world. Although the Alamo is best known as the site of the 1836 Battle of the Alamo, all 300 years of Alamo history are vital to our story. Visitors to the site can take a guided battlefield tour, rent a self-guided audio tour, walk through the historic Alamo Church and Long Barrack Museum, listen to a history talk given by an Alamo Interpreter, participate in living history demonstrations, watch a documentary on the history of the Alamo, and much more. Admission to the Alamo is free, but there is a charge for guided and audio tours. Tours may be booked online in advance through the Alamo's website or purchased on-site.
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Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
300 Alamo Plaza, San Antonio, TX 78205-2606
+1 210-225-1391
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Reviewed yesterday

There is so much more here than i ever knew about what happened at the Alamo. "You go to hell, i am going to Texas". And to see the states that had sent troops and who died there was moving.

Thank lac0423
Reviewed yesterday

My husband is a Western U.S. history fan and has always wanted to visit The Alamo. We traveled over 3,000 miles (round trip) and it was well worth it. Will do it again too. It is a historic, revered landmark and while we thought we...More

Thank JanieD67
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Combined with information I learned at the missions it is really more interesting now and things makes a little more sense. Lots of history here in San Antonio.

Thank joy w
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

The Alamo a bit of history but make sure you get there early as the cues can be a bit long. It's free to go in if you want to do your own thing or a tour guide or an audio device that tells you...More

Thank Alfio G
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

In June this year my family and I went to family members 50th wedding anniversary in San Antonio. One early morning we went to the visit the history of the Alamo. The line to get in was long but it moved really fast. I really...More

Thank _sylviagerm54
Reviewed 3 days ago

This is a great place to learn the story behind the city of San Antonio and learn about the Alamo. They have restored alot of the original structure. A must see in San Antonio!

Thank BFK15
Reviewed 3 days ago

We arrived and there was little to no line. We opted to do our own touring of the Alamo. Interesting history with many artifacts from the time period as well as great information, with easy to read displays.

Thank Patricia G
Reviewed 3 days ago

There's not much to say that hasn't already been said about the Alamo. If you visit San Antonio make sure to stop here! Just please be respectful while visiting. We seen so many foreigners that has ZERO respect here.

Thank Ryan S
Reviewed 3 days ago

A very sacred and holy ground. Almost 300 Texians were killed and murdered by the Mexican forces. Please remember to remove your hats, and pray.

Thank KGB-4572
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

No trip to San Antonio is complete without stopping by to see The Alamo. It's right downtown in a busy commercial area. Just a 5 minute walk to the River Walk!

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6 August 2017|
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Response from jlatreille13 | Reviewed this property |
There are multiple lots within 5 blocks.
30 July 2017|
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Response from lnwyd | Reviewed this property |
Theoretically yes. Practically no. Getting to the Riverwalk is easy enough, and there are a variety of elevators to get you down to the Riverwalk, but the walk gets very narrow in places and is challenging to navigate. If... More
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10 June 2017|
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Response from George L | Reviewed this property |
it's free to walk through the mission. under $10 for audio headsets self guided and about 15 to go on a personal guided tour.