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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 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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300 Alamo Plaza, San Antonio, TX 78205-2606
+1 210-225-1391
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

The Alamo is an important historical site and it is worth visiting for that reason alone. However, the layout is a bit confusing. In front there is a booth that sells tickets for guided tours and rents headsets for self-guided tours. We mistakenly thought that...More

Thank Charles_TA_1
Reviewed yesterday

We did the audio tour, which was okay. It didn't really say much about what actually happened at the Alamo, but instead talked about the artifacts and different people in the battle. I feel like I didn't learn anything about the actual significance of the...More

Thank tesmej
Reviewed yesterday

I think I went here. I can't really remember. Although, I am pretty sure I went because I was told there was not a basement.

Thank MjVanderV
Reviewed yesterday

I feel like you can't come to San Antonio and not check out the Alamo. It's an amazing historic site. With that said, I'm not sure it is worth a special trip to the area. The main area is free, but they do offer tours...More

Thank Derek S
Reviewed yesterday

First time to the Alamo. Expected more... maybe inside the building itself staged with furniture or period props. It's nice that it is free to get in. We purchased the audio tour. Started listening to it, but the commentary was too long for each stop,...More

Thank Deborah M
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Interesting visit where yoi learn the history of Texas. No photos allowed inside. Bur yoi learn of the bravery of Davie Crockett, Jim Bowie, Sam Houston... This is a must see attraction.

Thank Grace W
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

The Alamo is a great place to visit. It has very good areas with excellent history notes around de fort. Free admission; however, you can get a guided tour or rent an audio guide system. Lots of history in this place.

Thank El_Pit_Bull72
Reviewed 2 days ago

The Alamo is a stunning sight to see in person and so rich in history. Definitely a great place to check off of your bucket list!

Thank Kayla B
Reviewed 2 days ago

This isn't the full Alamo and you cannot see the places that everyone fought as much of the original complex has now been developed over the years. Still, this is a great place to see Texas history and you will get the opportunity to see...More

Thank Jason Y
Reviewed 2 days ago

Great break from BMT. The Riverwalk was a great place to get a cocktail and dinner after being at EMT basic military training all day long. Our hotel the Omni mansion was only steps away from the Riverwalk and it was very convenient we did...More

Thank Christine O
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Daniela B
10 June 2017|
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Response from George L | Reviewed this property |
it's free to walk through the mission. under $10 for audio headsets self guided and about 15 to go on a personal guided tour.
5 June 2017|
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Response from Jacob84j | Reviewed this property |
you can get ticket for a bus tour of downtown San Antonio and get the boat ride on the river walk free the cost of the ticket is $30 You can walk into the Alamo Free of CHARGE. Everything else is up to you.
25 May 2017|
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Response from lauren0302 | Reviewed this property |
About 300-500 metres from The Alamo - there is part of a church car park (literally a street to the left of the Alamo if you were looking straight at it ) where you can park for $5 for the whole day. It takes 5 min to walk... More