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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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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

This is a great place to learn more about American history. Docents were excellent and people moved through in an orderly fashion.

Thank David V
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

The story surrounding the Alamo is one that every Texan should know. I love visiting here and I am in awe of the men that died there.

Thank Mark G
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Reviewed yesterday

Disclaimer: before going to see the Alamo, we loaded our 6-year-old up with all sorts of kid-friendly Alamo "stuff", like the movie "Davy Crockett" from Disney. We weren't sure if he'd get much out of visiting such an important historical site, but out of our...More

Thank Daniel G
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Reviewed yesterday

I visited this site 20 years ago as a young sailor in the military but to come back now and see it with new eyes is amazing. We took the guided tour given by (Jesus), he was informative and knowledgeable not only about the Alamo...More

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Reviewed yesterday

The exhibits were true to the time period. Plenty of places to sit and reflect, and cool off. The grounds are beautiful.

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Reviewed yesterday

Although a number of years ago, a nice visit, however hard to believe that such a historic building is surrounded by urban sprawl!

Thank Custom53
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

My 15-Year old son had heard of the Alamo, but had no idea what it looked like. The history of the Alamo and San Antonio, Texas is amazing. Walked through the memorials, the standing Alamo buildings. There is no cost to tour the Alamo, but...More

Thank V3RSPE10
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

This was my second visit after almost twenty years. There are many improvements and obvious ongoing maintenance. If in Texas and San Antonio, you must visit the Alamo. There is a free self tour but you can also do a paid tour group with a...More

Thank SavvyTravelerA2Z
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Reviewed 2 days ago

I was invited to a catered dinner at the Alamo during a conference. I was a little on the fence about attending a function where music, food and alcohol would be served at what I have always considered "Holy Ground" There are several defenders still...More

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Reviewed 2 days ago

It's free to get in, but you do have to wait in a line to get in. Due to fire safety restrictions they can only have so many people in the building at a time so get there early if you you are there at...More

Thank Jennifer R
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28 July 2018|
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Response from 500Cheryl501 | Reviewed this property |
I dont know. I toured on my own and got a lot of historical information. I saw no need for a guided tour
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tracylynnking
16 July 2018|
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Response from wifeof25years | Reviewed this property |
I believe it was free but you should pay to see the IMAX before hand it will help you to understand everything so much better
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Gma4198
3 July 2018|
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Response from sky9696 | Reviewed this property |
If you are taken in by history and stop to read everything and take it all in at least 2 hours, but the Alamo sits in a highly popular area called Alamo Plaza and riverwalk. Depending on what events are in town you could... More
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