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The Alamo

300 Alamo Plaza, San Antonio, TX 78205-2606
+1 210-225-7363
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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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300 Alamo Plaza, San Antonio, TX 78205-2606
+1 210-225-7363
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Reviewed yesterday

It was interesting place, though didn't knock my socks off. Wasn't horribly impressed with the display of Bowie Knives.

Thank jxmartin336
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

We visited from Tennessee. Our first visit. It was spectacular!! It is located right in the middle of town. It is free to enter. It is beautiful and well laid out with educational information. We watched the 15 minute video. We took our time and...More

Thank V3100RKamyb
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Great history lesson. Take your time looking and reading about the battle and the history leading up to it. You want be disappointed.👍👍👍

Thank ronald g
Reviewed yesterday

I enjoyed the short tour. my kids were bored the entire time. not much for them at the Alamo. good gift shop. best of all it was FREE!

Thank JimDeBerry
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

The Alamo is definitely something to see. I would recommend watching the short film they provide as it enhances knowledge regarding the history of the Alamo.

Thank missbeccaBSNRN
Reviewed 2 days ago

Where can you find a tourist attraction like this right in the middle of a city. Its free and really interesting to visit. I like history so I spent about an hour and a half here. Its crowded but not uncomfortably so.

Thank Tony B
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

This is absolutely the number one must do in San Antonio. This attraction is completely free. Take your time and read the information boards or pay for an audio tour. The grounds behind the Alamo provide a nice walk. There is no air conditioning so...More

Thank Scubagirl999
Reviewed 2 days ago

Very historic place to visit it's a must when your here in San antonio there is a pre Alamo visit in the shopping centre it. Is recommended before visiting the Alamo it just tells you the story of what happened here

Thank alisongrove1
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

I went to the Alamo thinking I was going to be able to take pictures, cause of the historical aspects. I took about 8 pictures and was trying that I wasn't allowed to take pictures. I find this unresanable

Thank Joseph H
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Last time we were here was eight years ago. My kids are older and can finally grasp the history and importance of the Alamo. Always inspiring to see all of the history and artifacts. The rain today did not slow down the people wanting to...More

Thank turne23
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Daniela B
How much does it cost to go in the museum ?
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.
This will be our second time to San Antonio. Both times we have tried to book a tour ahead of time, but they are "full". Do you have to have tickets to get near the Alamo? What is there to do if you don't have a ticket?
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.
To refine my question about overnight parking: The hotel we're staying at wants $30 per night for parking. Is there some more reasonable nearby.
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