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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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300 Alamo Plaza, San Antonio, TX 78205-2606
+1 210-225-1391
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

It’s free to enter. If you want a personal guide or an audio guide, there is a fee. Inside one of the buildings, there is a free 17 minute movie that gives you a good understanding of the history and importance of the Alamo, including...More

Thank Polly H
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Remember to see the Alamo! Although it's very small, it's worth a visit. Free entry. The courtyard is a nice place to sit and relax. Lots to learn and a lot of information available.

Thank faithrunfarm
Reviewed yesterday

Its free, the film is interesting. We did the audio tour but if you were in a hurry you could skip the audio and just listen to the movie and get the site map and do about the same. Worth the visit

Thank Queenbee4067
Reviewed yesterday

After hearing "Remember the Alamo" for so many years it is a tourist attraction that has to be included in any visit to this area. It is a great place to learn about the history and of the heroism of the men who defended and...More

Thank Joel G
Reviewed yesterday

At first glance it doesn't appear to be much, but I suggest the guided tour so you can really get an idea of how it was all those years ago.

Thank tc8322
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Such a wonderful area; the grounds are beautiful, like a park. Very informative museum displays with great artifacts. I have seen a handful of special reenactments and they are really neat, especially for the kids. The gift shop has a lot of high-quality, educational items...More

Thank Veronica B
Reviewed yesterday

I will say the Alamo is the most underwhelming historic site I've visited, but I love the history. This place I think is still awesome. Not nearly as big as I'd originally expected, but just walking through its walls and hearing the history makes this...More

Thank Tiffany F
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Not a bad place to visit if you like history. Very nice at night for pictures when lights are on. If you stand on a certain spot you can get a good shot without buildings in background.

Thank Danielle N
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

I'm sure most of us learned something about the Alamo in school, but to actually see it is quite fascinating. I am amazed that they don't charge anything to go in and see it, although you can sign up for guided or audio tours, which...More

Thank SLMusselman
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

A visit to San Antonio MUST include a visit to the Alamo. Beautifully maintained, this American historical site provides a great deal of information about the defenders of the Alamo that I think all should know. The church is beautifully restored and provides a solemn...More

Thank Steve T
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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.
13 September 2017|
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Response from Homestyle68 | Reviewed this property |
I recommend using the elevators at any hotels on the Riverwalk like the Hyatt, Marriott or Hilton. There is a public elevator but it is dirty many times.
6 August 2017|
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Response from jlatreille13 | Reviewed this property |
There are multiple lots within 5 blocks.