The Alamo
Historic Sites • History Museums
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09:00 - 17:30
Monday
09:00 - 17:30
Tuesday
09:00 - 17:30
Wednesday
09:00 - 17:30
Thursday
09:00 - 17:30
Friday
09:00 - 17:30
Saturday
09:00 - 17:30
Sunday
09:00 - 17:30
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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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Wtravelers2120
Wisconsin Dells, WI235 contributions
Nov 2022
Take the time to visit this historic piece of history. It is well preserved, easy to get around. The church is very cool to see.
Written 25 January 2023
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BoiseTravelJunkie
Boise25 contributions
Jan 2023
An incredible experience visiting the Alamo. You need to get reservations (free) to visit the main building and walk around the grounds. You can also purchase guided tours. There is also a seating area with a TV running the History Channel's production of the history of the Alamo, which is also no cost, I HIGHLY recommend if.

Once inside the church/main building I felt the same overwhelming feeling I experienced when touring the grounds at Pearl Harbor, such hallowed grounds realizing the history of the place I was standing.

Obviously this is a don't miss tour!
Written 21 January 2023
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Jacquie S
Lake Geneva, WI181 contributions
Jan 2023 • Couples
My husband and I love history. So he was very excited for this. We did the guided tour. It was ok, we wish that after the tour we were given the audio tour stuff too because they seemed to get a lot more info. Our too we spend a great deal of time outside the Alamo and most of the info was about things leading up to the battle. Year and years before. It was a good tour and Illa was very knowledgeable but it wasn’t what we expected. Next time we’ll do the self guided audio tour.
Written 21 January 2023
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Belosttobefound22
55 contributions
Mar 2022
We stopped by here and didn't buy tickets; there are still a few things you can do without paying and it wasn't crazy crowded. Nice outside time.
Written 20 January 2023
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Jill T
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Jan 2023 • Family
The Alamo only takes an hour at the most to walk through, that’s including the outside grounds. It was worth seeing. It’s close to the Riverwalk, so walk over to it.
Written 19 January 2023
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David B
Orefield47 contributions
Jan 2023
This is a small place, will take about an hour of your time. Very interesting historical visit that was very enjoyable...and free!
Written 18 January 2023
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Maura H
Shelton, Nebraska, USA156 contributions
Jan 2023
We stayed right by the Alamo, and enjoyed the narrative tour. It highlighted the area and artifacts in the museum.
Written 16 January 2023
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Nlw91
Killeen, TX32 contributions
Jan 2023 • Couples
Really enjoyed this! We went on a Friday and it wasn’t overly crowded at all. One of the volunteers was explaining more about the cannons and was REALLY knowledgeable! Overall the place was easy to maneuver and well managed.
Written 15 January 2023
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CanuckAlberta
Alberta515 contributions
Jan 2023
A very interesting visit to the Alamo, we did not know the whole story and found the displays informative. Alamo not preserved as nicely as San Jose mission and a lot more crowded but still a must see.
Written 12 January 2023
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worldtravelier
New Jersey4,070 contributions
Jan 2023
Self-guided or tour guide. A worthwhile experience. Musket shooting twice a day. Nice area to relax. Happy travels!
Written 10 January 2023
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