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Address: 300 Alamo Plaza, San Antonio, TX 78205-2606
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+1 210-225-7363
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Sun - Sat 09:00 - 20:00
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
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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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Rented the audio tour and found it very informative. Several of the displays gave a good introduction to Texas history. Lovely afternoon and enjoyed sitting out in the grounds.

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Richmond, Virginia
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Reviewed yesterday NEW

Rented the audio tour and found it very informative. Several of the displays gave a good introduction to Texas history. Lovely afternoon and enjoyed sitting out in the grounds.

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Sacramento
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The Alamo is a must see. It makes you appreciate the sacrifices that must be made in order to overcome insurmountable odds. Texas is truly a unique State and it requires a unique state of mind to appreciate it. Touring is free but spend the money for a guided tour. The gift shop is also lots of fun. Highly recommended.

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Most people are surprised by the size of the Alamo once they enter. It's like the Mona Lisa in that pictures do not do hint at the size. I'ts not a large shrine. The main area and rooms off each side. Usually there are exhibits scattered around depicting some of the Alamo and San Antonio history. Do spend a moment... More 

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San Antonio, Texas
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A visitor cannot leave the city without visiting the Alamo because of its historical significance! A historian will appreciate it more than the ordinary tourist. I have seen it. I will not be back unless it is creatively renovated to educate and inspire.

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Camberley, United Kingdom
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We always wanted to visit the Alamo and experience the history and the landmark We were not disappointed and visited twice during our stay in San Antonio. Excellent exhibits , careful recreations and very helpful staff. Being huge Phil Collins fans we went also to see if his Alamo Collection had made it out of storage into the Museum. Unfortunately... More 

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Kitchener, Canada
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The grounds are well kept. The historical boards are awesome, the place is rich in history. A must see place to visit when in San Antonio. We did not do a tour but walked around on our own. There is a nice got shop too in which to buy mementos/souveniers.

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Shiprock, New Mexico
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A must stop if you ever go!!!! Guide yourself at your own pace and lotsa pictures to take. Weather was beautiful too.

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Sandringham, Australia
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This is one of three things you must do in San Antonio. Best way to do it is go and watch the historical movie at the back of the site first. Then armed with that knowledge enjoy the site and gardens. Then support its restoration through a purchase at the interesting gift shop. After that a river walk is a... More 

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The tour of the Alamo will leave you in awe of the events hat happened on this ground what they stood and died for, this is probably my second most favorite place to visit number one was an empty tomb in Jerusalem.

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Grayson, Georgia
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Beautiful! I enjoyed the history rich tour!!! Take children so they too can know this piece of history. Nice and cool in the museum. The guides were very knowledgeable.

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