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Address: 300 Alamo Plaza, San Antonio, TX 78205-2606
Phone Number:
+1 210-225-7363
Today
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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San Antonio Alamo

Interesting if you like history. There were brochures to explain about The Alamo and you could freely walk around but you could not take any pictures inside, which was a bummer.

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Interesting if you like history. There were brochures to explain about The Alamo and you could freely walk around but you could not take any pictures inside, which was a bummer.

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San Antonio, Texas
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed today NEW

Well worth the time. It will take up to two hours to look over the entire grounds. There is an informative movie to watch. Kids will enjoy the bullet holes in the walls. Well worth the time!

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Austin, Texas
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

New to living in Texas, when family from out of state come to visit, we take them to the Alamo. That being said, everything is not bigger in Texas. The Alamo is a small unassuming church and compound in the middle of downtown. Who knew? We didn't have a guided tour, so you basically stand in a line and then... More 

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I feel like if you visit San Antonio you have to see the Alamo. There's not a lot to it but it's such a part of American history! You can take a guided tour or go around by yourself, either way go and at least see it

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New Port Richey, Florida
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

If you like historical sites this is one to see. Not impressive just cool. It is a self guided or guided. Whichever you desire and free.

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Clinton, Missouri
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

We were amazing that it was 80% of the original structure. We were rained out and had to dodge into the gift shop and wait for it to let up so we could leave. The Mission was full of History and told nicely and the gift shop was also nice.

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Morristown, New Jersey
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

The Alamo is one of those places that you just have to see, but then you are done. Other than the exterior, there is not much to see, few exhibits, and unless the line is long, you can tour the entire site in less than 30 minutes. Definitely return at night as it looks nice all lit up.

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Miami, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Attended Imaging USA convention, found it very educative, but visiting the Alamo, the River front was enjoyable. I would advise anyone going to San Antonio to visit those places.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Enjoyable vist.lots more missions to vist. Interesting sties all over the down town. Take some time to vist. River walk is also a great tlme

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Key West, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

I've been to the Alamo twice. The first time was many years ago when it was just an old building surrounded b concrete. Then I went back in 2016. It is now a beautifully landscaped park surround a very important piece of American history. The grounds are so pristine you want to lay down and just watch the clouds. The... More 

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