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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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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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Reviewed today

Was great to visit, this is a must. The stone work is amazing, and there are lots of interesting things too see and learn about the past here.

Thank whitewitch63
Reviewed yesterday

Spent the whole after noon checking the whole area. It is great and well secured. The gift center is a must.

Thank JeddahNelson
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

This is my favorite thing I have done so far in SanAntonio. It was very interesting. We did not do the guided tour but did watch the approx 15 minute movie they showed that described everything you need to know about the Alamo. I recommend...More

Thank Lori S
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

We went at night. The mission itself was well lit and there were very few people in attendance. The weather was perfect.

Thank sabaharr
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Love Texas history..you have to see the Alamo...adjacent to the Menger..grounds are lovely....takes you back in time

Thank SweetieLeagueCity_TX
Reviewed yesterday

This is a must see for history buffs. They also have discounted tickets for veterans and active duty military.

Thank Jon S
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

First off all it a free to go. If you want to make a donation that is up to you no one pressured us into making one. Second of all its the Alamo and your in Texas! Go! Even if your not a historian it's...More

Thank Vanessa B
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

I enjoyed this more than the Riverwalk. I like history more than shopping. This is worth seeing. We took the audio tour. Informative. Take your time, learn about the history. We stopped to read every panel and display. Took us about 4 hours. I would...More

Thank Kat S
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

It has been 18-20 years since I visited the Alamo. It seems lots of improvements have been made. It is free to visit and you can either tour on your own or do an audio tour. There are many signs throughout telling history and timeline...More

Thank Lisa G
Reviewed 2 days ago

A must see when in San Antonio. We toured by day and walked to the plaza in the evening. Standing on a spot of true history and bravery is mellowing. Walking through if free so take your time and enjoy

Thank Napsterthecat
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Trucia46
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Response from John K | Reviewed this property |
They should be open until 5:30 Christmas eve and closed on Christmas day.
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susiehand
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There are multiple lots within 5 blocks.
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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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