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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 yesterday via mobile

Excellent place to visit. I was able to have lunch at the site and watch the presentation. Very nice. Great place for families. Gift shop and very knowledgeable staff.

Thank DENNIS S
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Even though this is a very nice historic place I wouldn't recommend coming if you're local because your kids will have plenty of field trips here and there's nothing very exciting not coming during special events and that will change the whole concept of this...More

Thank Gamer K
Reviewed 2 days ago

A visit to the Alamo is a must for everyone, especially those interested in American history. The staff are well-versed in the history and always willing to answer questions.

Thank GEEHeidelberg
Reviewed 2 days ago

Great historic place, but no reason to not let visitors to make pictures inside. Too commercialized.

Thank marishkadozor
Reviewed 2 days ago

We didn't spend too much time there, but the movie in the courtyard was good and very informative. If you are in San Antonio it is worth going for sure.

Thank NormTraveller16
Reviewed 2 days ago

This is a must see while in San Antonio. Although not the fun and excitement of the river walk it is very interesting to see the area and learn the history!

Thank teresalynn1011
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

We’ve always heard of the Alamo in San Antonio. We’ve been to San Antonio several times but never visited the Alamo. This trip we made time to go. VERY DISAPPOINTED!! It was nothing I imagined. I’m glad it was free.

Thank lwells9
Reviewed 3 days ago

It is called the Cradle of Texas, and a must-see for History buffs. The Alamo is very interesting. It is not as interesting as when the Daughters of the Republic of Texas were the caretakers of it but it is a very important part of...More

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Reviewed 3 days ago

FIrst of all admission is FREE! The history is well presented. The outside buildings hold more artifacts and back history. The inside patio gardens are well kept. Great for kids and adults alike.

Thank SallyFranz
Reviewed 3 days ago

Easy to find. Entrance is free. It's beautiful and it's full of history. The main mission building is a bit plain inside, and you can't take pictures because it is considered sacrosanct, but there are plenty of worthwhile sights to see and plenty of great...More

Thank MJWalsh
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Trucia46
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.
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susiehand
6 August 2017|
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Response from jlatreille13 | Reviewed this property |
There are multiple lots within 5 blocks.
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linhow
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
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