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Address: 300 Alamo Plaza, San Antonio, TX 78205-2606
Phone Number: 12102257363
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Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
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Established in 1718 as Mission San Antonio de Valero, for over 300 years...

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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Love under the lights!!!

We visited SA for a conference, and found to our surprise that the Alamo was right across from our hotel!!! After enduring two bitter cold days, we found the Alamo and its subdued... read more

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

We visited SA for a conference, and found to our surprise that the Alamo was right across from our hotel!!! After enduring two bitter cold days, we found the Alamo and its subdued lighting a perfect place for outside romance. Like vanilla and chocolate sauce. The Christmas lights felt like a carnival and we danced to its beat!!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Historic Buildings, informative plaques, old trees, historic reenactors, shooting guns. Historic artifacts. What more can one ask for :-) Tip: Too Crowded on Thanksgiving, aim for regular weekend or weekday.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

This is a must see in San Antonio. They've done a great job setting up self guided tours and displays. You can learn a lot in a short amount of time. I went in mid October during the week, so I didn't wait in line for anything, but I'm sure during peak tourist season it could be a hot, long... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

The Alamo is a must visit for San Antonio. The history is really interesting and the artefacts that have been collected are very impressive. The staff/volunteers around were extremely knowledgeable and happy to answer questions. The site itself is quite small and you could do it in under an hour if you are tight for time.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

The Alamo was the reason we visited San Antonio in December. Cost is only for audio tour and optional donation. An ex marine/former teacher gave an excellent presentation on what men of the Alamo would have carried. Really gave a sense of the time period--don't miss it! I understand there will be work done to enlarge the wall in the... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

You're U.S. history bucket list is not complete without a visit to the Alamo. We did the battlefield tour and had an amazing guide in Jesse, who also plays a pivotal role in the film available on site. Jesse provided a wealth of information and took the time to answer all of our questions. We lucked out and had no... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Tha Alamo was a site to see. The grounds are kept beautifully. The area is free to roam around and see the exhibits. For a fee you can rent a headset to guide you through. There is also the opportunity to pay for a guided tour. The Alamo decorated for Christmas is an awesome sight.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

We learned so much at the Alamo. Well preserved monument. The IMAX "fight for freedom" & the battle experience was so informative. Learned things we were not aware.

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Aurora, Colorado
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It was very interesting. I loved the gentleman who showed how you could pack for 3 months in a small bag. My backpack for the day was larger! It was a little tourist attraction type where they take your picture as you enter and you exit through the gift shop. Overall I'm glad I went.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Admittedly I wasn't a history buff but this is worth your time. Classic building and many historic things to learn which will enhance your historic acumen. Easy walk from most downtown hotels. Take time to understand the story and all that took place. Local IMAX theater has nice show about the history which we enjoyed. Lots to see inside so... More 

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