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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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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

I really didn't care about going to the Alamo, but we were walking around and decided to go in. It was so awesome and surprising big in the middle of the city. Well taking care of and worth the stop.

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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

A very historic site to visit. I’ve enjoyed The Alamo enormously. Another addition is “It is For Free” all year round. Isn’t this great? My advice is if you are going during the summer, please put on sun protection, wear sunglasses, wear a hat and...More

Thank Olala
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Reviewed 3 days ago

Very well, careful presented history. We have learnt and seen many things about the Alamo we have not known beforw. Absolutely worthwhile!

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Reviewed 3 days ago

Awesome place to learn at little more about Texas history. It's best to go during the week and probably before they close (not as crowded). Weather didn't work with us the day we went (on/off rain) and with the Saturday crowd made it somewhat hectic....More

Thank VMMB_Family
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

This is what Texas is about and where the spirit of Texas started. The actual visit is free, but the organization has donation boxes everywhere. Since their was no admission I felt compelled to donate, as most visitors hopefully will. The church and long barracks...More

Thank Kris N
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Kind of takes you back in time. Recommend you wear comfy shoes there is alot of walking and exploring.

Thank fabisaucedo
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Very beautiful area, not what i expected for Texas. Very interesting and gorgeous walk through the park. I was surprised there was no charge for admission Which was nice.

Thank msghosthunter
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

The Alamo was not at all what I expected. I did not think it would be right in the middle of downtown and I had something a bit more grand in mind. There was some construction and lots going on. It is an easy place...More

Thank GinaStruble
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Reviewed 3 days ago

Great place, but it's been over done. Still love going. It's really crowded, but that's actually part of its lure.

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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

The Alamo is the primary Monument & Memorial to Texas Independence & Freedom. The 180 odd Defenders held off about 9000 Mexican soldiers and cavalry under the command of General Santa Ana, Mexican President, despot, & tyrant for 13 days until the were overrun by...More

Thank thejohnsmith
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rendy a
July 28, 2018|
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Response from 500Cheryl501 | Reviewed this property |
I dont know. I toured on my own and got a lot of historical information. I saw no need for a guided tour
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tracylynnking
July 15, 2018|
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Response from wifeof25years | Reviewed this property |
I believe it was free but you should pay to see the IMAX before hand it will help you to understand everything so much better
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Gma4198
July 2, 2018|
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Response from sky9696 | Reviewed this property |
If you are taken in by history and stop to read everything and take it all in at least 2 hours, but the Alamo sits in a highly popular area called Alamo Plaza and riverwalk. Depending on what events are in town you could... More
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