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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%
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Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
300 Alamo Plaza, San Antonio, TX 78205-2606
+1 210-225-1391
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Reviewed yesterday

The Alamo is located right in the heart of downtown San Antonio. Admission is free but there is a charge if you want a guided tour. It's not a real big place so it's easy go get in and out pretty quick but there is...More

Thank rduinc
Reviewed yesterday

I've been to the Alamo several times, but I hadn't been in many years. I was impressed with the grounds. I know it didn't look this good the last time I was here. There are a few different options - you can do a guided...More

Thank Brenda H
Reviewed yesterday

I always enjoy visiting actual sites of American history events, this is no exception. The grounds are immaculate. The whole area is kept up very well. You can go through at your own pace and take as long or as little time as you want...More

Thank Maile C
Reviewed yesterday

We walked from the river walk over the Alamo and it took about 6-7minutes We came around mid morning and there was no line. The Alamo is free to see and enter, but we paid $7 each in order to have listening devices that talked...More

Thank Kathryn R
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

If you are in the area The Alamo is a must see attraction. A good tip, sit through the 17 minute movie that explained the whole thing before you go walk about!! Well worth listening to the history and understanding the fight those people put...More

Thank Peter W
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

I was visiting a friend and her family for 4th July and not surprisingly given southern hospitality they were determined to find something of interest and history in Texas to show me since I'm from the UK. They settled on the Alamo! Firstly, I was...More

Thank Peter P
Reviewed yesterday

I always love touring the Alamo. Someday I hope to run in to Davey Crockett, Col. Travis and Sam Houston.

Thank Tom T
Reviewed 2 days ago

It was quite amazing to walk through and to see and imagine the history that surrounds the walls and the open spaces

Thank Tracy A
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

The Alamo is the most important building in Texas, not because of its size, but its being the Shrine if Texas Liberty.

Thank Douglass M
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Glad we had the opportunity to visit The Alamo, the history was so interesting but repeated a lot along the way on the display boards.

Thank Pauline G
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12 September 2017|
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Response from JimAllen29 | Reviewed this property |
We noticed that a number of the bigger restaurants had elevators that took you to Riverwalk level from the street level.
6 August 2017|
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Response from jlatreille13 | Reviewed this property |
There are multiple lots within 5 blocks.
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