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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 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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300 Alamo Plaza, San Antonio, TX 78205-2606
+1 210-225-1391
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Reviewed yesterday

This is a great place to learn the story behind the city of San Antonio and learn about the Alamo. They have restored alot of the original structure. A must see in San Antonio!

Thank BFK15
Reviewed yesterday

We arrived and there was little to no line. We opted to do our own touring of the Alamo. Interesting history with many artifacts from the time period as well as great information, with easy to read displays.

Thank Patricia G
Reviewed yesterday

There's not much to say that hasn't already been said about the Alamo. If you visit San Antonio make sure to stop here! Just please be respectful while visiting. We seen so many foreigners that has ZERO respect here.

Thank Ryan S
Reviewed yesterday

A very sacred and holy ground. Almost 300 Texians were killed and murdered by the Mexican forces. Please remember to remove your hats, and pray.

Thank KGB-4572
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

No trip to San Antonio is complete without stopping by to see The Alamo. It's right downtown in a busy commercial area. Just a 5 minute walk to the River Walk!

Thank 700scottf
Reviewed yesterday

This is really right down town across from shop and with in walking distance to River Walk. Just not much to it.

Thank ChanW16
Reviewed yesterday

While you are standing in the Alamo it seems like you were there when the events took place. You feel the hardship people had gone through during that time fighting.

Thank Issar99
Reviewed yesterday

So much history to see! Lots of artifacts and details about our states history. This is a must see when in San Antonio. Also a great picture opportunity. The grounds are beautiful and peaceful.

Thank Kristi L
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

This State of Texas site at the northern most point of the Unesco Mission Trail is worthy of an hour of visit. The Alamo site gives a better understanding to the fight that started Texas on its way to independence from Mexico. Take time to...More

Thank J L
Reviewed 2 days ago

I could feel the vibe's of the brave men and women who died fighting for Texas Independence.Crockett, Bowie etc. Very solemn place to visit.

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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
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Response from George L | Reviewed this property |
it's free to walk through the mission. under $10 for audio headsets self guided and about 15 to go on a personal guided tour.