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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%
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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 via mobile

The Alamo is the most important building in Texas, not because of its size, but its being the Shrine if Texas Liberty.

Thank Douglass M
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Glad we had the opportunity to visit The Alamo, the history was so interesting but repeated a lot along the way on the display boards.

Thank Pauline G
Reviewed yesterday

It is worth a visit there. It is free and not huge area. My suggestion is to watch film first (indoors) and then visit the museum to reinforce the knowledge and understand the importance of Alamo as the history of Texas and Mexico is very...More

Thank poplarkins
Reviewed yesterday

I have a bucket list of places I want to see before it is to late and the Alamo has long been on my list. Being from the UK I combined a USA holiday and was able to visit San Antonio. It is strange to...More

Thank Kenny B
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Our son had 2 days of town liberty. Obviously, one needs to see the Alamo. Very somber atmosphere. Placards with information. They did have audio & guided tours, though we didn't use them. We also toured the David Bowie museum on site. There was an...More

Thank Stephannie S
Reviewed 2 days ago

We were fascinated with the Alamo. We took a guided tour and it was very informative. It was well worth the cost.

Thank 466darrellb
Reviewed 2 days ago

It is worth a visit there. It is free and the building itself is very small. They also have a small museum you can walk through as well as a living history section with actors to help understand what life was like. The movie they...More

Thank Donna B
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

$7 tour of the Alamo- #remember thealamo. Just a short walk from the Riverwalk and beside the mall that is connected to the Marriott

Thank Leslie D
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Always a great experience. I try and go here every time I come to San Antonio. I love coming here. The history is amazing.

Thank David H
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Historical landmarks are always kind of disappointing when in the middle of a city you know grew up around it. This is no exception. All the pictures you see are angled in such a way that you don't see its sandwiched between larger, modern buildings....More

Thank laurieg832
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13 September 2017|
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Response from JimAllen29 | Reviewed this property |
We noticed that a number of the bigger restaurants had elevators that took you to Riverwalk level from the street level.
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