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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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  • Average11%
  • Poor1%
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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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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

We were excited to start our tour through The Alamo. It was a day with intermittent rain showers. We caught a time when there were some sprinkles and the employees at the beginning were very nice and took our picture in front of the building....More

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Reviewed yesterday

Historic place that is a must visit. I had been before and didnt have time this visit to give it much attention other than get photos taken with my family outside. I would recommend getting the audio tour and I believe that there are plans...More

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Reviewed yesterday

It is every Texans duty to visit The Alamo at least once in their lifetime to reflect on the men that were willing to give everything they had to make Texas happen. Even though San Antonio has grown up around it you can still feel...More

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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Visiting from the UK this was a must see and my oh my it didn’t disappoint. Free admission, steeped in history, beautiful gardens, TV screen dotted around showing how the Alamo began. Anyone visiting San Antonio must visit this

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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

The Alamo is for history Buffs. Other than some knives and cases photos on the walls and the Beautiful stonework of the building things itself which have been preserved by the daughters of the Alamo, there isn't much to see. However the history of the...More

Thank Greta G
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Reviewed yesterday

This area has something for everyone. Great for a romantic getaway or fun for the entire family. Many great places to dine and a lot to see. Outside dining for a beautiful date night.

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Reviewed 2 days ago

The Alamo is one of the best tourist sites for the price--it's free. You have the option of paying for a guide tour or an autio tour, but I think it's not needee. The site is ipeccably documented, and the only issue might be that...More

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Reviewed 2 days ago

We went down to have dinner at the Riverwalk. We always walk to the Alamo when downtown. Everything is beautiful at Christmas.

Thank Bonnie J
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

I visited the Alamo 20 plus years ago and recently made the trip back with my children. My 5 teens were under whelmed, but we made it through quickly. We did the self guided tour. Staff was friendly. Tour was informative. Best part is it’s...More

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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

They have a reenactment going on! The kids loved it. Interesting artifacts and the conservation efforts were neat to explain to the kids! I could not resist the Dad joke about the basement. I am showing my age by referencing a PeeWee Herman movie!

Thank Jeremy L
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Lydia H
June 19, 2018|
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I only saw service animals.
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jcbroome
May 30, 2018|
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Response from batmanone77 | Reviewed this property |
The street meters are free on weekends and there's plenty of free to cheap parking accommodations all through out downtown
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Jenna P
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