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Address: 300 Alamo Plaza, San Antonio, TX 78205
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+1 210-225-7363
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09:00 - 20:00
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Sun - Sat 09:00 - 20:00
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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As a kid I grew up watching movies about the Alamo so I was in San Antonia from Australia and thought now is the time. They have done I went on a public holiday so it was very... read more

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As a kid I grew up watching movies about the Alamo so I was in San Antonia from Australia and thought now is the time. They have done I went on a public holiday so it was very busy but very worthwhile. The display the history and the timeline exceptionally well. You get a sense of shock when you realize... More 

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Do not expect a John Wayne movie sized monument. Most of the original mission is gone and hotels stand in its place. What you do get is the iconic front edifice and adjoining cathedral as well as the surrounding buildings. The grounds are expertly maintained and quite pleasant. The historical exhibits are very accurate and are much more event based... More 

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Temple, Texas
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Insightful I would like to do it again. Very informative with or without guides, visitor friendly to explore with or without guides, Next time I would like to use guides.

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Houston, Texas, USA
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
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Even the kids enjoyed the visit. Just have to speed through it as there is no much to keep the teens occupied

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McAllen,Texas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

It's the center of San Antonio. For those who remember Pee Wee's Big Adventure, "There's no basement in the Alamo." The Alamo is an easy visit, take the time to read and learn.

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Claremore, Oklahoma
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Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Nice historical site with loads of information. Take time to explore all it has to offer, both inside and outside the museum.

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San Antonio, Texas
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Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We travel frequently with out of town guests. The best times to arrive is during the week. Tuesday is the best in summer. Lines can be excruciatingly long. Advice: if you come and can spare a volunteer let them wait in line while the others go and experience the free events. We've also learned that oftentimes if you do the... More 

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Prescott Valley, Arizona
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

The Alamo seemed much smaller than I remembered from movies and stories I read. It was very enjoyable visit and learned more about the history during Fiesta.

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Gardnerville, Nevada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Of course, the Alamo is a must see even if history isn't your thing. Within walking distance from Riverwalk, the shrine, long barracks and some of the grounds are what remain of the original fort. Make time to see it and learn the history of the Alamo and Texas.

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Awesome visit!!! Be sure 2 see the IMax movie at the shopping center across the street before you go. It really helps you get a perspective before the tour. Take the tour with the guide. They give you a lot of informarion!! REMEMBER THE ALAMO!!!

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