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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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  • Very good28%
  • Average11%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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Hours Today: 09:00 - 17:30
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

It has been 18-20 years since I visited the Alamo. It seems lots of improvements have been made. It is free to visit and you can either tour on your own or do an audio tour. There are many signs throughout telling history and timeline...More

Thank Lisa G
Reviewed yesterday

A must see when in San Antonio. We toured by day and walked to the plaza in the evening. Standing on a spot of true history and bravery is mellowing. Walking through if free so take your time and enjoy

Thank Napsterthecat
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

The building is beautifully kept. No indoor photography allowed. Found out the floor has been raised 24 inches. The original floor is below.

Thank Christine R
Reviewed yesterday

They do such a great job at the Alamo. The live reenactments and storytelling is amazing and worth adding to your itinerary. All of the staff and volunteers work hard to give visitors a great experience.

Thank Kirk T
Reviewed yesterday

This was a very interesting place and learned so much about the Alamo that we went ahead and enjoyed the Imax movie, The Alamo.

Thank Janice H
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

The Alamo, while larger than life in terms of history is actually a small missionary. However, the history and beautiful architecture and landscape make it a great tourist stop. It is free, only guided tours require a fee. For anyone who is not familiar with...More

Thank LaDonna L
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Amazing history and if you want to learn something and see some history then go and see the Alamo. I didn’t spend a lot of time because there wasn’t much time but lots to see and when your done with the Alamo they is too...More

Thank fitos v
Reviewed 2 days ago

That is really a must place to visit in San Antonio due to the history it envolves. I recommend you read something about the The Alamo siege or watch the movie on netfilx :) I thought I would find a little more from the original...More

Thank Leningrado F
Reviewed 2 days ago

It is almost surreal to come up the stairs from the Riverwalk to see the Alamo. Many storied buildings, streets bustling with cars and buses and the noise of the city make one take a second glance and realize that yes, this small building saw...More

Thank B K
Reviewed 2 days ago

This is an interesting museum. You can take free self guided tours or pay fro audio guided tours. Well maintained.

Thank projectmgr2016
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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.
6 August 2017|
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Response from jlatreille13 | Reviewed this property |
There are multiple lots within 5 blocks.
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