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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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  • Very good28%
  • Average11%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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Hours Today: 9:00 AM - 5:30 PM
Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
300 Alamo Plaza, San Antonio, TX 78205-2606
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Ask about discounts- military, public service, ems/emt, nurses, medical. I'm a nurse & got a $2 off per person discount.... My husband & I did the audio tour- which was sufficient for us ($10 total). It was nice & we could do it at our...More

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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

This place is 299 years old. It is very interesting to walk around. They have plenty of signs up to explain the history. They also have attendants who can answer questions. It is free!

Thank Nathan D
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Great experience in downtown. The video and museum was super interesting. The entrance is free but you can book a tour.

Thank ValekPR
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

You can rent the head phones which we did but it’s not really necessary. You can just walk around the grounds and read all about it. It’s all very interesting and after driving there from Illinois it’s really hard to imagine how Davey Crockett and...More

Thank Miethe
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

An amazing piece of US history. A very important war was fought in this place against the powerful Mexican army. The Alamo is kept beautifully and it should be visited while staying in San Antonio. I loved it.

Thank eduardops60
Reviewed 2 days ago

Beautiful place, and you can almost feel the the emotions of the battle. A must see...a great history lesson for all ages.

Thank gmamafizzle
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

The Alamo is a stunning monument to visit. I can't explain the feelings standing here and knowing the history of the battle and the great lives lost. The grounds have well maintained gardens and trees that are a must see! Plan on spending several hours...More

Thank 13z50
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Lots of great history & many things to learn here. Fun activities if you have kids. It’s free to enter - only charge if you take a tour. Go to the Alamo!

Thank BrendaJT
Reviewed 4 days ago

As a non American, I found the Alamo a rather disappointment. I expected a lot but was rather disappointed. However, I did find the history interesting.

Thank savuka1958
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

My husband and I went to San Antonio to celebrate our 1 year anniversary and of course we had to stop at the Alamo! It was free to get in but we should have done a guided tour or at least the audio tour to...More

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16 October 2017|
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Response from John K | Reviewed this property |
They should be open until 5:30 Christmas eve and closed on Christmas day.
6 August 2017|
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Response from jlatreille13 | Reviewed this property |
There are multiple lots within 5 blocks.
30 July 2017|
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Response from lnwyd | Reviewed this property |
Theoretically yes. Practically no. Getting to the Riverwalk is easy enough, and there are a variety of elevators to get you down to the Riverwalk, but the walk gets very narrow in places and is challenging to navigate. If... More