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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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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 today

A definite must for tourists to San Antonio! Everyone had told us that the Alamo wasn't as big as we would think but was actrually bigger than I had imagined. Lots of Texas History and useful knowledge. Really hard to imagine though that the City...More

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Reviewed today

This site is definitely worth a visit. The history of the area (part of Mexico before USA) is interesting and something we all should understand. We took a guided walking tour, which was pretty good. The history of the location and story of the battle...More

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Reviewed today

Being from the Toronto area where they seem to want to tear down anything with a bit of history, it was amazing to see that San Antonio is embracing their history and heritage. To see this icon of all the Western movies that I watched...More

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The Alamo is a great place to visit during the day to learn history. But it is also a very beautiful place to visit at night, you get a different view.

Thank 720hermanp
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Reviewed yesterday

I found the experience somewhat lacking. They funnel you into the mission, but you are kind of on your own. I suppose they have audio guides, but it wasn’t really put forward to us. Probably might have helped. You stand in the mission -no photos-...More

Thank laxjunkies
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

This is amazingly well preserved considering the history. Incredible artifacts and displays. Great location next to the hop on hop off tour start.

Thank Kerry N
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Reviewed yesterday

Crowded and Parking Problems! Lack of signage to help tourists. Two hour wait to take a tour inside. PARKING was areal problem. The self service kiosks DID NOT work. Had to walk 2 blocks and wait in line for 20 minutes then walk back to...More

Thank Edward P
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Reviewed yesterday

The Property is smaller than you would think, feels like it is in the middle of the city. Very exceptional visit though. The inside part is very informational of the events of the past.

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Reviewed 2 days ago

We really enjoyed the grounds and tours and movie. Beautiful area but the town has encroached on original lands. That was such a surprise. Literally downtown!

Thank Beverly W
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

The Alamo is full of history and very well preserved. Has many areas and videos with history. Everything is documented and organized, unfortunately when I was there it was raining a lot so the place was packed with people looking for cover from the rain,...More

Thank Mounsi M
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B R
16 February 2018|
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Response from Blanca9 | Reviewed this property |
yes public parkings arround 10 usd and on tuesdays parking in down town its free
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thebear424
7 February 2018|
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Response from Yvonne R | Reviewed this property |
While visiting the Alamo I took many pictures inside and outside without incident.
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nancyspanjer
1 February 2018|
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Response from Tnrunrgrl262 | Reviewed this property |
$5 parking on the north side of the entrance. 3 Minute Walk to the entrance.
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