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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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Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
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300 Alamo Plaza, San Antonio, TX 78205-2606
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Learn about the Alamo Via exhibits and touring the interior of the Alamo. View a film to learn more. Period actors also do some reenactments. You can't go wrong, it's free!

Thank McGrath729
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Reviewed 2 days ago

You can't visit San Antonio without stopping at the Alamo. It is interesting, but it presents a pretty superficial and one-sided history of the battle and the Texas war for independence. I guess that is to be expected.

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Reviewed 2 days ago

We spent 3+ hours at the Alamo. It was a wonderful history lesson, and great experience. We did purchase the audio tour for $7 and felt that it was well worth the price. This would definitely be one of the top 3 or 4 attractions...More

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Reviewed 2 days ago

If u have a chance to visit San Antonio make sure u see The Almao And the river walk ..river walk has beautiful lil shops grwat food m feels like Venice I don't suggest the double decker bus tour Too expensive for what you see

Thank s00zee_11
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Remember the Alamo? Well it's here in San Antonio. It's free and well worth the price of admission, and more. We found out that the Alamo Fort is much larger than the chapel commonly shown in pictures.

Thank ToAmerican
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Although it is free to visit here make sure you pay 7 dollars at the booth outside and take the audio guide as this will take you round giving much more info than just wandering and reading the signs

Thank John D
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Reviewed 2 days ago

I have been to many battle sites, concentration camps, museums etc, but the feeling to touch the wall and stand were they fell was overwhelming. I did not know a lot of the history and am glad I was able to take the Alamo and...More

Thank phred209
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Reviewed 2 days ago

If you like history, particularly American history, the Alamo is a must visit site. It's well run and the self-guided tour provides a lot of information.

Thank KRISTY M
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

We toured on our own (free entrance) however there are audio and guided tours available (priced). It is a very moving experience. The gift shop is full of great gift items. Outside there is a continuous running film from the History Channel that covers the...More

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Reviewed 2 days ago

You will not need more than and hour or 2 to see everything. Love that it is free, unless you want the guided tour. We watched the movie and toured ourselves pretty good stuff.

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B R
16 February 2018|
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Response from Blanca9 | Reviewed this property |
yes public parkings arround 10 usd and on tuesdays parking in down town its free
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thebear424
7 February 2018|
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Response from amydeloach | Reviewed this property |
I didn’t have any issue taking pictures. I’m not sure what you’re saying.
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nancyspanjer
1 February 2018|
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Response from Mary D | Reviewed this property |
Sorry I'm just seeing this now. Yes, we did pay for parking at this hotel and it was $15.00 overnight and we left the next day.
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