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Address: 300 Alamo Plaza, San Antonio, TX 78205-2606
Phone Number: 12102257363
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9:00 am - 5:30 pm
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Sun - Sat 9:00 am - 5:30 pm
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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Alamo

Great time, beautiful surroundings living history. Great gift shop. Need to remind people as they walk into the chapel to take off their hats

5 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
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East Greenville, Pennsylvania
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Well preserved piece of Texan history. The Alamo is free to enter. It is educational and interesting and there are even a few character talks that take place telling you about life 300 years ago. The grounds are also very lovely. Should also look out for the resident cat Bella who roams the grounds. Definitely worth a visit.

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East Greenville, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Great time, beautiful surroundings living history. Great gift shop. Need to remind people as they walk into the chapel to take off their hats

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Take the whole day so that you can read all of the plaques and see everything. You do not have to purchase the pictures that they are taking at the front, and you can take your own as well, but theirs are really nice and reasonably priced. I think that the only downer about visiting the Alamo is that they... More 

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Plano, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Great way to learn a bit of Texas history. Although the line may be out the door it doesn't take long to get in and enjoy the museum.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

My husband and I thought this would be a quick stop, but we stayed about two hours. We did the audio tour as we walked along the property and enjoyed the short video. There are a lot of artifacts, which made the experience more real.

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San Antonio, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

The Alamo in downtown SA is a #1 must see site (historic or otherwise). There are other attractions in SA but the Alamo is in a category by itself. Just take a slow walk through this shrine and check it all out, from the period stones beneath your feet, the limestone walls covered w/ historic Graffiti from just a few... More 

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Waco
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

The Alamo is a large part of Texas History the building it self is not very large but always worth seeing when in San Antonio read all about it stroll the grounds great fun.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

This place is a treasure trove of knowledge about the history of the Alamo. There is a lot to look at and it is kept very clean. Best of all, its FREE to get in. The gift shop has a lot of great items, and the staff is very knowledgeable. My only complaint was one staff member in particular was... More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

The Alamo is an important piece of American history and important to every Texan as well. From the mid 1700's to 1800's this was part Spanish mission church , part battle site and part military garrison. Every time when we visit San Antonio, the Alamo is always our must visit place during the trip. The best time to visit is... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

I had finished my road trip in Austin but I couldn't resist driving the extra hour and a half to San Antonio to visit the iconic Alamo. Parking was easy (if a bit expensive) nearby and there appears to be lots of options. There are also lots of Visitor Centres looking to help you buy some tour or other. If,... More 

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