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The Alamo

Open Now: 9:00 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.
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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...more
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300 Alamo Plaza, San Antonio, TX 78205-2606
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All reviews audio tour texas history gift shop long barracks piece of history davy crockett grounds are beautiful historic place great history love history across the street bucket list lots of history history lesson take pictures the river walk alamo
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Reviewed yesterday

Come on, it's the Alamo! Everyone should get a chance to check it out. The area is very well maintained, as is the building itself. Docents were available to ask questions and we never felt rushed through. The line moves quickly, if there is a...More

Thank chrisfesl
Reviewed yesterday

this was a tick on my bucket list ,,, and I was not disappointed, there was so much to see, loads of information available,,, actors and story tellers who brought it to life, and all for free,,,

Thank Miss-gg101
Reviewed yesterday

Well maintained and so informative. Lovely grounds, lots of volunteers around to answer questions. Highly recommend. Remembrance is important and it valued in this place.

Thank jerrey
Reviewed 2 days ago

More remains than just the stone front of what is now called The Alamo. You have options of a guided tour, audio tour or just walk yourself around and read the historical significance that this piece of real estate played in our county's beginning. The...More

Thank Garron R
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

We did a tour with Lee and he was fantastic. He was knowledgeable and friendly. You can access the Alamo for free but the walking tour was $15. Well worth it.

Thank svleah06
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

It was very interesting. A must see if in San Antonio. We were a little surprised that the park area around it was quiet small.

Thank JonandLaura1
Reviewed 3 days ago

Not too touristy and an "original" experience with the story and facts shared well by displays and staff.

Thank Guinness287
Reviewed 3 days ago

There's no basement so unfortunately PeeWee's bike isn't there! But that's not actually why we went there. If you go on a weekend they have musket shooting, which was pretty cool. Didn't do the listening tour but enjoyed walking around on our own. Watched the...More

Thank JSJ56303
Reviewed 3 days ago

We toured the grounds and building – we didn’t do a narrated or audio tour - just the free self guided tour. This is a 300 year old former Spanish Mission turned fortress. Toured the shrine, courtyards, and fountains. Lots of information posted to read...More

Thank Heatherru
Reviewed 3 days ago

We have a toddler so we didn't get to spend a ton of time here. He preferred watching the squirrels outside to reading plaques. Otherwise I would have definitely done the audio tour. We did go into all the buildings and looked at the exhibits....More

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Anna T
September 14, 2018|
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Response from Deanna K | Reviewed this property |
I don’t think so. It rained quite a bit while we were there. There is some form of walkway in most areas.
July 28, 2018|
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Response from 500Cheryl501 | Reviewed this property |
I dont know. I toured on my own and got a lot of historical information. I saw no need for a guided tour
July 15, 2018|
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Response from wifeof25years | Reviewed this property |
I believe it was free but you should pay to see the IMAX before hand it will help you to understand everything so much better