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Address: 300 Alamo Plaza, San Antonio, TX 78205
Phone Number: +1 210-225-7363
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09:00 - 17:30
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Sun - Sat 09:00 - 17:30
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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This place was so good. We couldn't believe it was free!! Loads of information on the history of The Alamo. A must!!

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london
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

This place was so good. We couldn't believe it was free!! Loads of information on the history of The Alamo. A must!!

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Springfield, Illinois
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

The Alamo is a must see. It is a beautiful quiet spot in the midst of San Antonio.The structure is a solemn place where so much history was made. The admission is free with donations accepted. The docents give a rousing recounting of the history. As a side note the fudge is excellent.

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Lake Zurich, Illinois
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

The Alamo is right in the middle of a downtown shopping area. It was amazing walking around the facility and realizing that many brave men died there , and it wasn't really that long ago. I was surprised and proud to find 2 Germans were among the 182 men who fought and died. I kept waiting for Davy Crockett himself... More 

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Pullman, Washington
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

It was raining so we didn't explore as thorough as we would have liked. There was a dr that explained the tools they would have used on the injured it was just really cool. No photos inside. That was hard to remember.

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Norwich, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

So pleased I got to see The Alamo. Remember the John Wayne film. So much history at this place. A great place lots of interesting information. Hadn't realised so many nationalities lost their lives here.

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New Braunfels, Texas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Native Texan, or adopted, the experience is throat tightening. To know the sacrifice of the soldiers is to know what patriotism is. And we LOST this one!!!

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

So much history in this place, not particularly my type, but if you are into this kind of attraction this place is a treat. My experience was a little sabotaged as it wasn't a particularly good day for sightseeing. Rainy and cold (I thought Texas would be hot lol). I respect a place like this, where heroes fought and died,... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

History along with being a place of reverence, it's a shame the local area is mostly shamelessly tourist traps.

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Springdale, Arkansas
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We started with the movie that gave an historical understanding that was done by the history channel than toured the museum. Interesting to see it as seemed smaller than we thought. A great reminder of what freedom means.

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

It is free to go into The Alamo and surrounding grounds It is a lovely historic site with plenty of boards explaining the history plus a short film.They also had a man in costume in a small tent answering questions and telling a bit of the history. They take a photo of your group At the entry which was nice... More 

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