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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.
  • Excellent59%
  • Very good28%
  • Average11%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“audio tour” (851 reviews)
“texas history” (914 reviews)
“gift shop” (906 reviews)
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Hours Today: 9:00 AM - 5:30 PM
Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
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300 Alamo Plaza, San Antonio, TX 78205-2606
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+1 210-225-1391
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"audio tour"
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"texas history"
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"gift shop"
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"long barracks"
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"piece of history"
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"davy crockett"
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"grounds are beautiful"
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"historic place"
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"great history"
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"love history"
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"across the street"
in 366 reviews
"bucket list"
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"history lesson"
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"lots of history"
in 212 reviews
"take your time"
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"take pictures"
in 189 reviews
"the river walk"
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Reviewed today via mobile

The Alamo is nice to visit. The historical information is tastefully displayed and the grounds are well kept. It would be good for teens and adults in my opinion.

Thank Crystal C
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

I really much enjoyed the story behind the Alamo. The architectural design is beautiful and has been well maintained. This is definitely a must do while in San Antonio.

Thank Steve R
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Reviewed yesterday

This was well worth a visit. I had been by The Alamo before on a prior visit but did not have time to visit. First, I was surprised at its size. It is larger than I thought. Second, the History of the battle and Texas...More

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Reviewed yesterday

A deeply moving place. And a mandatory stop to understand it's ;place in Texan and American history This is not a large attraction. There is very little left of the original buildings and grounds. But what is left is a fitting tribute to the brave...More

Thank mastiffdad
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

We got out history on in the middle of San Antonio by going here.. it is pretty interesting.. we went in a Monday afternoon so it wasn’t crowded .. lots to see and take in.

Thank cocosmom62
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

We preferred the Missions. Although interesting, we were somewhat underwhelmed with our visit. Perhaps it was the crowds, it just felt too busy and touristy for what is there.

Thank Mantamike
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Reviewed yesterday

Because The Alamo is a major symbol of heroism and patriotism in the face of sure death, my husband said he felt so emotional that he could hardly go inside to see where his heroes died. Appropriately, no photos are allowed inside. This is a...More

Thank Julia R
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Reviewed yesterday

Awesome place with lots of history. You owe them a visit because they made the US what it is today. OPOPOPOPOPOPOPO

Thank tziarnik
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

This is not the fault of the children Seems like it was school excursion week. What a miserable experience for those singletons who come to learn and feel a part of such rich history. I felt overwhelmed by the crowds of children. Guess I will...More

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Reviewed 2 days ago

My husband and I saw the Alamo while we were in San Antonio. This is something you will not want to miss. I had read about the Alamo in school in our history books. So, it was important for us to see it up close...More

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B R
16 February 2018|
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Response from Blanca9 | Reviewed this property |
yes public parkings arround 10 usd and on tuesdays parking in down town its free
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thebear424
7 February 2018|
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Response from Yvonne R | Reviewed this property |
While visiting the Alamo I took many pictures inside and outside without incident.
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nancyspanjer
1 February 2018|
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Response from Tnrunrgrl262 | Reviewed this property |
$5 parking on the north side of the entrance. 3 Minute Walk to the entrance.
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