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Address: 300 Alamo Plaza, San Antonio, TX 78205-2606
Phone Number: 12102257363
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Sun - Sat 9:00 am - 5:30 pm
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
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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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Good even in rain

Our guide was very informative. A little disappointed that with renovations iin process the displays were down.

4 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
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Pleasant Hill, Missouri
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Our guide was very informative. A little disappointed that with renovations iin process the displays were down.

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West Springfield, Massachusetts
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

The Alamo is more than just a tourist attraction. It's a shrine to the bravery of the men who fought for Texas independence. When you go, be prepared for tourists and for tacky people taking selfies and playing Pokemon Go. Ignore them, stand off to the side in the church, and close your eyes for just a minute. You'll feel... More 

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Brady, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

You cannot go to San Antonio and skip the Alamo. It takes a while to go through and read all of the history, but it is worth it. It gives you an appreciation of what those men endured. See It!

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San Diego
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Free attraction, walkable and full of history. They were doing some work on the barracks, so mostly everything was outdoors. My young children loved the canons and looking at all the models and replicas. It's free - we did it 2x just because we could.

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San Antonio, Texas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

This is one of the most underwhelming spots in earth. I understand the historical importance of the place, but it is so plain! You will see a room with some artifacts, some small cannons, and a representation of the old living quarters. The gardens are well kept. It you are a history buff, go. If not, go to the river... More 

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Atlanta, Georgia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Going to the river walk and ride the boats was on my bucket list along with visiting the Alamo . I was told what to expect about the size of the Alamo . So I wasn't surprised about how much larger the other buildings were but still a good trip.

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Thank RhondaH451
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Standing in front of the Alamo sets you back in time where Texas was born and you can almost hear the cries of the soldiers of the past if you closes your eyes for only a second.So rich in history and culture. San Antonio is a culture rich city no doubt!

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Moulton, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Great place to tour if you want to learn about Texas History. Great to see were Texas all began. Great History trip for Kids of all ages.

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Austin, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Wonderful history in the center of the city. Once your done looking around the Mission there is plenty to do on the area. All kinds of restaurants and tourist traps.

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Springfield, Massachusetts
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Nice place to visit and see. It is a must when in San Antonio. Only bad thing is that you can't take pictures

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