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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 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.
  • Excellent59%
  • Very good28%
  • Average11%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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Hours Today: 9:00 AM - 5:30 PM
Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
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300 Alamo Plaza, San Antonio, TX 78205-2606
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

The Alamo is a stunning monument to visit. I can't explain the feelings standing here and knowing the history of the battle and the great lives lost. The grounds have well maintained gardens and trees that are a must see! Plan on spending several hours...More

Thank 13z50
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Lots of great history & many things to learn here. Fun activities if you have kids. It’s free to enter - only charge if you take a tour. Go to the Alamo!

Thank BrendaJT
Reviewed 2 days ago

As a non American, I found the Alamo a rather disappointment. I expected a lot but was rather disappointed. However, I did find the history interesting.

Thank savuka1958
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

My husband and I went to San Antonio to celebrate our 1 year anniversary and of course we had to stop at the Alamo! It was free to get in but we should have done a guided tour or at least the audio tour to...More

Thank Andi S
Reviewed 2 days ago

It won't take you very long to go through here. There isn't much to see inside of the church area, which is the main hub of the Alamo now. (No pictures inside.) There is some interesting historical stuff to read about in there. There was...More

Thank Chelsea G
Reviewed 3 days ago

Nothing is more Texan than the Alamo. We just moved to San Antonio and the first place we visited was the Alamo. We are excited about being in San Antonio during their 300 years aniversary. The Alamo is well preserved and taken care of. The...More

Thank DavidMedinaPR
Reviewed 3 days ago

15 bucks for an hour but packed with info. Lots of unknown facts and information I didn't know. Well worth it

Thank Steve D
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Honestly I don’t know why people think the Alamo is so great. After 5 minutes I was pretty much done. I know it’s part of history but was pretty dull.

Thank Upnorthtransplant1
Reviewed 4 days ago

Awestruck just when walking up to the building. Walking through takes you to a different time, we took our time and soaked in the history of this monument. Inside is also air conditioned.

Thank D A
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Had an hour available and decided to visit. Parking is a few blocks away and expensive. The Alamo and grounds can be adequately visited within an hour. Rather tacky gift shop on site. ...remember there’s no basement at the Alamo!

Thank Strowd1
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Trucia46
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Response from John K | Reviewed this property |
They should be open until 5:30 Christmas eve and closed on Christmas day.
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susiehand
6 August 2017|
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Response from jlatreille13 | Reviewed this property |
There are multiple lots within 5 blocks.
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linhow
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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