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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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  • Average11%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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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 yesterday

Staff was friendly and knowledgeable. We paid for a package of audio tour as well as docent lead tour and really ran out of time and energy. I would recommend choosing one or the other. This is a gem of a place. I'd definitely go...More

Thank Deb A
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Clearly this a historical place and I like the reverence with which it is treated. The rules are simple to show respect: Men are asked to remove their hats, please speak softly, don't talk on your cell phone, and don't take photos in the church....More

Thank goodeye_buddy
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Don't bother with an audio tour; just go with free admission. Arrive early to avoid lines, and make sure to watch the video. It's better than the exhibits.

Thank Jonathan B
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

You cannot visit San Antonio without soaking up the history of The Alamo. You can watch the film and walk through the museum for free but there are also audio tours for a more in depth piece of history. Highly recommend the opportunity to understand...More

Thank 979vickieh
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

This was number 1 on my list of things to do in San Antonio. We opted for the self guided audio walking tour. It was great in that you can go in any order and avoid crowded areas and come back to them later. I...More

Thank KristiK21
Reviewed 2 days ago

I was amazed by the size of the Alamo. It is tiny. They have done a lot of restoration on the building which is great, however you are not allowed in the actual rooms to see some of the restorations. The grounds are beautiful with...More

Thank MLE0904
Reviewed 2 days ago

Appreciate the fact that the people of San Antonio have worked hard to preserve this site. Great history of the mission and the various phases the "Alamo" went through. You really feel that you are on hallowed ground when visiting this place. It is free....More

Thank tachyonbb
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

hi to all of you,when I came to sanantonio in August 1975, the first place I visited with my friends was alamo,I never forget those days every day from lack land afb we came to town just to spend our time .alamo on those years...More

Thank mhkalahroudy
Reviewed 3 days ago

It is a must see in San Antonio that you cannot afford to miss. How so few defenders made history is amazing and humbling.

Thank S6blr
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

We walked by here 830 am Sunday morning before it opened and enjoyed how quiet it was. 9 am doors open walk right in..give a small donation if you wish

Thank 4Schus
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slee4al
12 September 2017|
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Response from JimAllen29 | Reviewed this property |
We noticed that a number of the bigger restaurants had elevators that took you to Riverwalk level from the street level.
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susiehand
6 August 2017|
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Response from jlatreille13 | Reviewed this property |
There are multiple lots within 5 blocks.
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linhow
30 July 2017|
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Response from lnwyd | Reviewed this property |
Theoretically yes. Practically no. Getting to the Riverwalk is easy enough, and there are a variety of elevators to get you down to the Riverwalk, but the walk gets very narrow in places and is challenging to navigate. If... More
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