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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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Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
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300 Alamo Plaza, San Antonio, TX 78205-2606
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The Alamo is a great place to visit. It is not as big as you first think it will be, but they do a good job inside explaining what happened here and how the grounds were different then. It is a must see for anyone...More

Thank Stacy S
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

I am glad we went but we were disappointed (I feel a little un-American stating that...) We took the guided tour which tried a little too hard to be entertaining. I would have been just as happy if I went, walked around for a half...More

1  Thank MrHCooksForYou
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Our second mission of the day. It is strange to see this in the middle of he city. It is cool to see and the history is always educational. I liked the San Jose mission better as it was much more complete.

Thank Betsy H
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Reviewed 2 days ago

We did the self guided audio tour. It's only $7 per person. Absolutely worth it. What a great walk through history on the grounds where it all happened. Errie rather. I'd forgotten that Congressman David Crockett was there when it all happened. Remember the Alamo!

Thank Mark A
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Reviewed 2 days ago

If you are a history buff at all, it's worth your time to walk around the Alamo and learn the story behind it. The courtyard and surrounding buildings don't show the whole story so I recommend that you take the time to listen to one...More

Thank scarymary73
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Learn about the Alamo Via exhibits and touring the interior of the Alamo. View a film to learn more. Period actors also do some reenactments. You can't go wrong, it's free!

Thank McGrath729
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Reviewed 3 days ago

You can't visit San Antonio without stopping at the Alamo. It is interesting, but it presents a pretty superficial and one-sided history of the battle and the Texas war for independence. I guess that is to be expected.

Thank TomM1951
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Reviewed 3 days ago

We spent 3+ hours at the Alamo. It was a wonderful history lesson, and great experience. We did purchase the audio tour for $7 and felt that it was well worth the price. This would definitely be one of the top 3 or 4 attractions...More

Thank 4signs
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Reviewed 3 days ago

If u have a chance to visit San Antonio make sure u see The Almao And the river walk ..river walk has beautiful lil shops grwat food m feels like Venice I don't suggest the double decker bus tour Too expensive for what you see

Thank s00zee_11
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Reviewed 3 days ago

Remember the Alamo? Well it's here in San Antonio. It's free and well worth the price of admission, and more. We found out that the Alamo Fort is much larger than the chapel commonly shown in pictures.

Thank ToAmerican
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B R
16 February 2018|
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Response from Blanca9 | Reviewed this property |
yes public parkings arround 10 usd and on tuesdays parking in down town its free
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thebear424
6 February 2018|
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Response from amydeloach | Reviewed this property |
I didn’t have any issue taking pictures. I’m not sure what you’re saying.
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nancyspanjer
1 February 2018|
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Response from Mary D | Reviewed this property |
Sorry I'm just seeing this now. Yes, we did pay for parking at this hotel and it was $15.00 overnight and we left the next day.
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