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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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Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
300 Alamo Plaza, San Antonio, TX 78205-2606
+1 210-225-1391
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Reviewed yesterday 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 yesterday 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 yesterday 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
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

This doesn’t take very long to see. Nice area and best of all, it’s free. Definitely should see if in the area.

Thank lcrib
Reviewed yesterday

Really enjoyed the enactors outside the Alamo dressed in the style of the times and sharing stories and showing artifacts of the times. It was very interesting. Extremely informative.

Thank labrakeall
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Although it is original, don't expect to see signs of the battle. It's been repaired to keep the structures from crumbling. It's free to enter. The inside gardens are nice. The kids can enjoy the huge fish in the water. There is history video of...More

Thank twilson29
Reviewed 2 days ago

You can learn more about Texas History by visiting the Alamo. It is a small complex. Expect to spend one hour here with the queuing to enter and sight seeing.

Thank Ivy0902
Reviewed 2 days ago

We did not attend the tour but took pictures outside,but you can still get close enough to take gorgeous pictures. Every Texan should lay eyes on it once.

Thank michelaisqueen
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

You can feel the history. The movie of the history and the audio tour are great ways to get to know the history. Free to walk around and you can sit an relax under the massive trees. A most stop when in San Antonio.

Thank Donald G
Reviewed 2 days ago

Fun to stop in and see where history occurred. This makes you appreciate the country we have today. Take the time if you are in the area.

Thank Brian H
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15 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.
12 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.