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Address: 300 Alamo Plaza, San Antonio, TX 78205-2606
Phone Number:
+1 210-225-7363
Today
09:00 - 17:30
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Sun - Sat 09:00 - 17:30
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Fee: No
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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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I love history so this is a fascinating spot for me. 300 year old walls proof that they had to repair floors that were installed and some artifacts that were found in and around... read more

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Grand Forks, North Dakota
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

I love history so this is a fascinating spot for me. 300 year old walls proof that they had to repair floors that were installed and some artifacts that were found in and around the Alamo. Just a few things to mention. No pictures inside the church or the barracks. I loved every minute of it. Amazing thia still exists.

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An important place in Texas' history but there's not that much to see here. At most it will divert you for an hour, but at least it is free.

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Charlotte, North Carolina
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

While in San Antonio, the Alamo was at the top of my list to visit. We didn't stay long as I was with others who had been walking all day and they were ready to go to the room. You can see the Alamo from the street and have plenty of photo opportunities. There is also a tour that you... More 

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Great history! Watch the movie. The only original building is the actual church. Everything else is a reproduction.

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Leesburg, Virginia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

If you find yourself in San Antonio definitely stop over at the Alamo. It offers some unique history and perspective on Texas history. I just walked the grounds and visited the mission. Some great artifacts are to found. Area around the mission is super lively.

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I understand why the Alamo is #1 tourist site in Texas. I had been there before (1963) but was unable to see anything.as a member of the family got sick... so when my Wife and I got the chance we took it... It was well worth it. No tour taken just took our time and read and read and read... More 

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Go in an off time. We went middle of the day on a Saturday and it was packed. The grounds staff had a few cranky people working, but the history that is provided is so neat to see.

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We really enjoyed the walk-thru tour of the Alamo. It should be a must see for all Americans to understand the relationship with Mexico and how it shaped our interactions. I found the period actor verbal history in the courtyard very fascinating as he was able to elaborate on some of the lesser known but equally important contributors to this... More 

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Lancaster, California
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Bowl games and the holidays brought all the tourists just like me to Alamo. Brave the crowds to experience this historic place. The atmosphere is chaotic but there is a somber reverence that demands the visitor to acknowledge. It can be a moving and impactful experience and wait until later to giggle with Pee Wee about the absence of a... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I thought the Alamo is big, but it is not. It is right in the middle of the city! You just wont miss it!

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