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Address: 300 Alamo Plaza, San Antonio, TX 78205
Phone Number:
+1 210-225-7363
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09:00 - 17:30
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Sun - Sat 09:00 - 17:30
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Fee: No
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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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This was good but it was hard with small impatient children. It's outside so they can run around. It's nice that it's a free activity in town.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

This was good but it was hard with small impatient children. It's outside so they can run around. It's nice that it's a free activity in town.

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Thank Rebecca S
San Antonio, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Took my family who were visiting from out of town. They loved it. Rich in history and the guides were very knowledgeable. It got a bit warm, but that is to be expected in the summer months, when there are so many people in small spaces.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

If you enjoy history like myself, this is a must see. It goes into great detail of the Alamo and the independence from Mexico. I took the audio tour although, I stopped after a bit because I knew alot already. It still has the original part of the wall encased in glass. You can also enjoy real hand writing on... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

How could you could visit San Antonio & not pay your respects to the historical significance of the Alamo. The building itself is not the highlight, the descriptive story panels & grounds are worth the visit. There are audio guides available before you enter for those who prefer to listen to the Alamo story. Of course there is a gift... More 

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Bloomsburg, Pennsylvania
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

The Alamo...what can I say. It's history far better told by the books and paints you the story. It's very difficult to visit this historical site and imagine what it was like back in the day with big old Macy's staring at you from across the street. My expectations of this historic site were a let down...

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Crammed amid downtown office buildings and high rise hotels is a shrine both to Texas and the United States. Big surprise - it's free. Have to park at an expensive downtown parking garage, ignore religious zealots shouting from the sidelines and sometimes a long wait to get into the church. Good short movie explaining the context. Some parts were destroyed... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Is a very nice place to walk around, the gift shop has something for everyone and the walk around is nice. The squirrels were a nice bonus.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Want to take a look at San Antonio's famous landmark? Go to the Alamo and see the artifacts, story and relive the bravery of the men who defended the Alamo.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Historical exhibits and informative staff make this a must see. Gardens and benches to reflect on all that you have seen.

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Arlington, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

It was a really good history lesson. I recommend anyone visiting San Antonio to go here. You only had to buy things if you wanted, otherwise it's free.

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