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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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+1 210-225-1391
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Reviewed today

The rich history of the Alamo is amazing. A true story of American Fortitude and then the coming together of such respect for Mexcio and the Mexican culture. The story blends so well together. Not to be missed!

Thank Dee M
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Reviewed today

While very crowded, we were able to enjoy our visit and get a sense of the history of the Alamo. The place is beautiful and well-kept.

Thank Terry W
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Reviewed today via mobile

A texas must do. Incredible that its right downtown and easy to get to. Soak up the history. Enjoy the exhibits. Look for the basement, not.... Take pictures and be humbled for why the Alamo is so important. A must.

Thank hpresas
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Reviewed today

its the Alamo !!! if you have not been there you need to go there ! if for no other reason than Respect for the everyday folks that gave there lives to defend it ! Sgt Eddie DeLuca

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Reviewed yesterday

The Alamo battle was key to western expansion of the USA and the site today houses this wonderful story.

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I wasn’t the biggest fan of the Alamo. It’s much smaller than you would expect, not all that beautiful, and kind of had this feel of celebrating/enshrining white people conquering the Mexicans to save Texas.

Thank Brian S
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Reviewed yesterday

A good place to learn about the American history - in case you're interested. The point of this place is the historical information and the significance for the area, the buildings and architecture was not something that resonated with me. A tour may be helpful...More

Thank HaLeRy
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

This is a great place to learn more about American history. Docents were excellent and people moved through in an orderly fashion.

Thank David V
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

The story surrounding the Alamo is one that every Texan should know. I love visiting here and I am in awe of the men that died there.

Thank Mark G
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Disclaimer: before going to see the Alamo, we loaded our 6-year-old up with all sorts of kid-friendly Alamo "stuff", like the movie "Davy Crockett" from Disney. We weren't sure if he'd get much out of visiting such an important historical site, but out of our...More

Thank Daniel G
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28 July 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
16 July 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
3 July 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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