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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.
  • Excellent59%
  • Very good28%
  • Average11%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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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

Is a very nice place to visit, Downtown is a great area to walk around, try to visit tge river and the shopping center. Beautiful historic place. Remember The Alamo!

Thank Óscar Y
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Arrived on a Sunday afternoon in mid -December. Did not take long to gain admission. There isn't a charge but they have collection boxes for donations. We didn't do an audio tour but walked through and read the placards. The park grounds are beautiful and...More

Thank sc00p
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Awesome place to visit to learn about the Texan History. Plus, across the Alamo there is a wax museum.

Thank Sandra G
Reviewed 2 days ago

They have done an amazing job preserving this piece of history. They also do a great job of preserving the sanctity. I am not a history buff, but still found this exhibit very interesting

Thank Jennifer S
Reviewed 2 days ago

My wife and I are from San Antonio and we were downtown to see the lights along the Riverwalk. We parked across the street from the Alamo and walked to the Riverwalk from there and took a picture of the majestic Alamo along the way....More

Thank Stuart Y
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

The Alamo was on top of my list of things to do in San Antonio. When I got there I was surprised how different and small it appeared in real life. There are no cameras allowed inside. No photography inside however outside is fair game....More

Thank atifsharif
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Ask about discounts- military, public service, ems/emt, nurses, medical. I'm a nurse & got a $2 off per person discount.... My husband & I did the audio tour- which was sufficient for us ($10 total). It was nice & we could do it at our...More

Thank tjs_housedivided
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

This place is 299 years old. It is very interesting to walk around. They have plenty of signs up to explain the history. They also have attendants who can answer questions. It is free!

Thank Nathan D
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Great experience in downtown. The video and museum was super interesting. The entrance is free but you can book a tour.

Thank ValekPR
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

You can rent the head phones which we did but it’s not really necessary. You can just walk around the grounds and read all about it. It’s all very interesting and after driving there from Illinois it’s really hard to imagine how Davey Crockett and...More

Thank Miethe
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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