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Address: 300 Alamo Plaza, San Antonio, TX 78205
Phone Number:
+1 210-225-7363
09:00 - 20:00
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Sun - Sat 09:00 - 20:00
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Fee: No

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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It's cool to see history. They'll take a picture of you before going into the church part and then try to sell it to you for $27, which helps keep admission free. But apparently... read more

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Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

It's cool to see history. They'll take a picture of you before going into the church part and then try to sell it to you for $27, which helps keep admission free. But apparently you can buy it online too.

Thank emptysh0ebox
Longview, Texas, Usa
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Reviewed yesterday NEW

Great museum with no cover charge. We took the audio tour which was great. Go at our own pace and listen to only what you want to. Quite a bit of walking, but well worth it. The History Channel movie that plays continuously is very informative. However, the movie says Santa Anna's troops couldn't contain their enthusiasm and began hollering... More 

Thank g3times
Sarasota, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
Reviewed yesterday NEW

A great history lesson and excellent place to visit! We traveled with two girls as young as 9 and everyone enjoyed this stop! The tour of the Alamo and the grounds is FREE and for a small fee you can get the audio tour. The special exhibits and lectures and period actors on the grounds brought history alive and also... More 

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Nova Scotia
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Enjoyed our brief time at The Alamo. From start to finish it's about a 5 minute walk around the grounds....15 if you stop and sit to watch the video.

Thank NSRoadrunner7
Sydney, Australia
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We were visiting from Australia, we knew the word "Alamo" and a vague thought it had something to do with a battle, so for us the tour was absolutely necessary. We bought tickets at the desk and were equiped with an earpiece where we could hear the guide as she hold us of the history of the area and helped... More 

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Houston, Texas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
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It was nice to learn about the Alamo and how it was defended by only a small group against an army. Great to learn about Texas history.

Thank Roger B
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Great History and nice place to visit. Enjoyed the visit we did the audio tour wish we had done the guided tour.

Thank Jim E
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We enjoyed the history and learning a little bit about the experiences of the early settlers it was good to see how Texas Freedom was born

Thank David G
Naperville, Illinois
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I remember spending perhaps a week at most in my US History class covering the history of Mexico and Texas in the 1800's. My extent of knowledge of Davy Crockett as the song we sang as kids. (I'm old....) So it's nice to come here (no charge) and learn some history on a sunny afternoon. Frankly, the standing in line... More 

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Loved it.. Go on Monday thru Thursday .. Weekends are jammed. Re-enactors and exhibits are incredible. I stay at the Emily Morgan Doubke Tree, right opposite Alamo

Thank Dan R

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