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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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Great historical site

It is free to go into The Alamo and surrounding grounds It is a lovely historic site with plenty of boards explaining the history plus a short film.They also had a man in costume... read more

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

It is free to go into The Alamo and surrounding grounds It is a lovely historic site with plenty of boards explaining the history plus a short film.They also had a man in costume in a small tent answering questions and telling a bit of the history. They take a photo of your group At the entry which was nice... More 

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Bentonville
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

The Alamo is a must see and experience. They give tours as well as providing a self guided audio tour, definetly a must see when coming to San Antonio.

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Thank Billy T
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Absolutely a must see Texas historic building. Beautiful and love the history they provide throughout and they do small tours and little movies about the history of this great building

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Santa Rosa Beach, Florida
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

You cannot come to San Antonio and not go to the Alamo. It is a classic place that invites everyone to read and feel the history.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

A bucket list item to say I visited the Alamo. Not a lot to really view but a very historical place that if you are in the area you should visit. Not sure how much young children would like it but it is good for history buffs.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Really interesting video, so we could learn the history, then a small museum and the church which had displays in it. No fee.

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

I enjoyed being able to experience the feel of history when going here and it is well explained as you walk around the church thanks to great placards. A gorgeous garden in back is nice for a stroll too. It is a quick visit though and worth including in your days plans. However not much else to expect.

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El Paso, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

The Alamo is a magic place; You learn a lot and enjoy at the same time. My family and I went before 9 in the morning and there was nobody, so we were able to take some very great pictures. Also,you will find less people when they open. Very nice place and therefore my recommendation is not necessary, because if... More 

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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Remember the Alamo! A tiny building in the middle of a traffic circle. I'm not personally into historic attractions that have consumer meccas built up around them, so I didn't care for the Alamo. But you might, you never know. I wouldn't go out of my way to see this.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Always so amazed to gaze on Texas history and the heros from the past. Did not do the audio tour this time but it is great.

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