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Address: 300 Alamo Plaza, San Antonio, TX 78205
Phone Number:
+1 210-225-7363
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09:00 - 17:30
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Sun - Sat 09:00 - 17:30
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Fee: No
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Established in 1718 as Mission San Antonio de Valero, for over 300 years...

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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A Must-See for everyone!

Absolutely loved the Alamo! Great history, and loved learning even more during the audio tour. It was a great addition to visiting the grounds.

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Sulphur Springs, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Absolutely loved the Alamo! Great history, and loved learning even more during the audio tour. It was a great addition to visiting the grounds.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

The actual Alamo is super cool!! The building is amazingly beautiful!! Make sure you watch the 17 minute video it's worth the wait!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

So this is free, didn't know that going in. Support the Alamo and purchase at gift shop. Learned the whole story by walking around, reading and watching free 15 minute video.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

This is our second trip to the Alamo so this time we added a battlefield tour at $15 per person...Kolby did an excellent job of making the battle come alive including real cannonballs and shot to give us a feel for the ammunition fired. Since the church and grounds are free and there are several talks each day, this was... More 

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Englewood, Colorado
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

A large piece of American history. Take your time inside the Alamo to really understand it. Try to imagine yourself trying to defend the Alamo.

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Skokie, Illinois USA
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Very informative history lesson. Both American and Mexican/Spanish. One downside is it is extremely crowded on the weekends.

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Thank TheFriedmans
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

The Alamo was not what we expected. For whatever reason we both thought it would be far away from the city and so much bigger. We also thought we knew the history of the Alamo but that was not the case. The preservation of this piece of history is a gift. The history, the little side stories make the "lesson"... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

We really enjoyed the tour of this historic site. So much history in this city and at this site. And the best part is that it is free. Great place to take your family!

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Belding, Michigan
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

A part of history that everyone should know. You can rent a narrative head set for $7.00 it's well worth it the money goes to good causes.

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Weatherford, Texas
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The Alamo is such a part of history and the preservation of this structure holds such significance in Texas hi story. I highly recommend a tour of this building.

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