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Address: 300 Alamo Plaza, San Antonio, TX 78205-2606
Phone Number: 12102257363
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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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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... read more

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday 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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Port Richey, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday 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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Honolulu
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday 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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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

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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Wausau, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 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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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

My husband and I went to the Alamo and found it very interesting.we went early so it was not to busy .i would say while in San Antonio it is worth a visit .some lovely gifts in the shop

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Orlando, Florida
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Free admission into this historical attraction. You can walk at your own pace.or get some audio sets that give you more information. Get there early the line does get long.

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This is a very nice place to see and spend few hours to understand about history during that time. A nice thing is it is free for everyone and very close to our hotel.

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San Antonio, Texas
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

You will not spend much time inside the Alamo, but you must take a picture at the historical marker. It is in the heart of San Antonio's downtown, right by the river, shops and restaurants.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Everyone should visit the Alamo and Riverwalk area when they visit San Antonio. The addition of Phil Collins collection will enhanced the historic battle and add to the artifacts and memorabilia of the mission. The area has many places to eat and/or have drinks. It is a must stop place to go whenever we have company.

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