This is a GREAT "must do" stop before visiting the Alamo!!!
Located directly across the street from the Alamo entrance. The History Shop is a very small place, so large groups won't be comfortable here. Groups of 4-6 are about the largest.
The man who runs this place will start by giving a history lesson on a real "dig" site inside the store featuring shot, cannonballs, knives, arrowheads, etc. Be sure to ask as many questions as you have because he is a wealth of knowledge!
The highlight is finding a spot to stand around the hand made model replica of the Alamo, set up in the adjoining room. This huge detailed model comes to life as it's owner (Phil Collins...yes the singer/drummer) narrates the story of the Alamo complete with pin point lighting and sounds.
This is VERY well done and a MUST DO before you walk across the street to visit the real thing.
The History Shop is build on top of real history! You should not miss this stop.
Allow 20-30 min for this tour, depending on the number of questions given to your guide.