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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 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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  • Average11%
  • Poor1%
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300 Alamo Plaza, San Antonio, TX 78205-2606
+1 210-225-1391
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

I love history and enjoyed visiting the Alamo. However, the large indoor museum was way too hot to be enjoyable. Not a lot for young children to enjoy.

Thank LadyW56
Reviewed yesterday

Take your time when you come to visit! Read and learn about all the events, and then go see the movie! Go early in the morning so it's not too crowded, then enjoy the rest of downtown SA. The staff knows EVERYTHING about the Alamo,...More

Thank Samuel K
Reviewed yesterday

This is just up the street from the riverwalk. It was a reverent atmosphere and a wonderful historic stop! A must see!

Thank Renee J
Reviewed yesterday

The Alamo is must see when in San Antonio. It plays a big part historically and adds cultural flavor. The grounds are well cared for. There is plenty to do nearby as well. Visit the renowned river walk and the magnificent cathedral.

Thank eugene s
Reviewed yesterday

This is practically a 5* just because of it's rich importance in history. The best thing about it is its FREE! Learn all you can before you come and it makes things easier to understand what happened during the fight for the Alamo. Its not...More

Thank Cynn143
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

As a Texan I believe you should make your way to the Alamo and see it and at least appreciate this monument for our great state of Texas!

Thank Jonathan A
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Must see when in town. Very clean and lots of shops close by ! Lots of history and set right in downtown few blocks from Riverwalk

Thank Richard C
Reviewed yesterday

The alamo was a very small building that assimilated that of a small church. In this building the surrounding areas were rich in history and describes how Texas was fought through a brutal war to become part of the US. It is free to enter...More

Thank WnyCoqui
Reviewed yesterday

Us Yankees don't know much about the Alamo....I found it to be a moving part of the area's history, especially interesting about the Mexican state of Tejas/Texias. There was a special exhibit on James Bowie (fierce fighter, knife inventor) which was terrific. Lovely gardens on...More

Thank smdds
Reviewed yesterday

Even if you're not a Texan, this is still a very cool place to see. It explains the history well, and gives you a real picture of the times. It's well done- well laid out, and the staff are well educated and able to answer...More

Thank Julie R
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Daniela B
10 June 2017|
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Response from George L | Reviewed this property |
it's free to walk through the mission. under $10 for audio headsets self guided and about 15 to go on a personal guided tour.
5 June 2017|
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Response from Jacob84j | Reviewed this property |
you can get ticket for a bus tour of downtown San Antonio and get the boat ride on the river walk free the cost of the ticket is $30 You can walk into the Alamo Free of CHARGE. Everything else is up to you.
25 May 2017|
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Response from lauren0302 | Reviewed this property |
About 300-500 metres from The Alamo - there is part of a church car park (literally a street to the left of the Alamo if you were looking straight at it ) where you can park for $5 for the whole day. It takes 5 min to walk... More