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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.
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  • Average11%
  • Poor1%
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“texas history” (885 reviews)
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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

I was surprised to find that the Alamo rests right in the center of downtown San Antonio. Entrance is free, and a gift shop is located on the grounds. Informative guides are located throughout the building, and signs with historical facts are scattered in the...More

Thank tandmindiana
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Such a special piece of our history. Moving experience to walk around There were plenty of markers to guide the casual tourist or family with an artistic member who could not tolerate a long tour

Thank Lynnobl
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

This is a must do in San Antonio. We did the tour, walked around and proceeded to the river walk. The tour was OK. I would recommend to tour the Mission San Jose first. The tour is free, the mission has been rebuilt to look...More

Thank marie-france f
Reviewed 2 days ago

I highly reccomend this site. We used the headset tour. The history of the site shows the true American spirit.

Thank D7117DSsusanc
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Although most of the original buildings and property are gone, Admission is free, so it is worth stopping in to see this historic Mission if you are in San Antonio. Located across from the riverwalk makes it easy to tour then go enjoy a beautiful...More

Thank Jennifer C
Reviewed 2 days ago

I always had the impression that the Alamo was this huge fort that set itself apart from everything. It is a small mission with a few building flanked by gardens. My husband, who has visited once before, kept telling me that there is a gift...More

Thank riaona
Reviewed 2 days ago

The Alamo is beautiful, and it is a must see for tourists and history buffs. I especially like the museum...what a treasure trove of historic artifacts...like rifles owned by Davy Crockett himself. However, it was small, and it was CROWDED.

Thank GregBarron
Reviewed 3 days ago

We took the guided tour and really enjoyed it. The guide was funny and knowledgeable and obviously had a passion for what she did. We walked around the grounds after the tour and saw a video made in partnership with the History Channel, it's played...More

Thank Stephanie S
Reviewed 3 days ago

I never knew this quote by Davy Crockett....the rest of it goes like this: "...and I will go to Texas". Anyway, our first visit to this sacred place and, although the patriot in me loved being there, it was a little disappointing. It's right downtown...More

Thank WeOwnAFatCat
Reviewed 3 days ago

The spirit of Texas lives and breathes in this monument to determination. The final moments of that 13-day siege were fought, ironically, in a chapel. Housed in the remains of this old Spanish mission is a library filled records that document Texas history beyond the...More

Thank travelingBard23
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Trucia46
16 October 2017|
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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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