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Address: 300 Alamo Plaza, San Antonio, TX 78205
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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The grounds of the Alamo were so beautiful. Many benches to sit and gorgeous greenery and landscaping. Hubby wanted to come because he is a big history buff. I am so glad we... read more

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

The grounds of the Alamo were so beautiful. Many benches to sit and gorgeous greenery and landscaping. Hubby wanted to come because he is a big history buff. I am so glad we went.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Don't miss a chance to visit the Alamo. The grounds are beautiful. The history is emotional. The staff is excellent. The grounds are conducive to moving crowds of visitors through the property easily and at your own pace. The experience is interactive and educational. There are a lot of spots for sitting which is good for little ones and seniors.... More 

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Educational for everyone! Small but super interesting. The gardens outside the Alamo are gorgeous! A must see when in San Antonio.

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Enjoyed visiting this historic landmark. We used the audio tour and it was okay, i would of preferred an actually guided tour. whenever we happen to hear a guided tour guide speak they seem very knowledgable and engaged.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

A place that you just have to go see, to bad that they have not rebuilt the entire fort as it was then. Nice displays, good informative film, but no photos allowed inside of it? Why?

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The Mission has an interesting history and the film which loops throughout the day was most informative. The Mission is easily accessible from the River Walk.

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We enjoyed our visit to the Alamo. The guides are very informative. It was interesting to hear history come alive. If you visit San Antonio you must see the Alamo.

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Enjoyed walking around and learning the history behind The Alamo. Beautiful landscape and great atmosphere.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

It's the Alamo. What else can be said about this world famous historical site. When visiting San Antonio this should be at the top of the list. Bring the kids. They'll get a great picture of Texas history.

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We reserved tickets for the guided tour of the Alamo and it was worth every penny. The tour guide was great and it was very interesting. You would never know these things unless you took the tour and learned all about it.

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