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Address: 300 Alamo Plaza, San Antonio, TX 78205
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+1 210-225-7363
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Sun - Sat 09:00 - 20:00
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
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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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History and its furry friends

Expect long line waiting before entering but the wait is worth it! Instantly you'll feel history and "cool-ness" (temperature-wise) upon entering. Take time to read the notes in... read more

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed yesterday NEW

Expect long line waiting before entering but the wait is worth it! Instantly you'll feel history and "cool-ness" (temperature-wise) upon entering. Take time to read the notes in each spot and exit when your done. Cant take photos inside though. Aside from the structure, meet The Alamo inhabitants roaming around the vicinity. Big fat Squirrels roams freely and are easily... More 

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Salem, Oregon
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

My husband, I, and our two kids (12)(8) were on vacation from Oregon. We all loved the Alamo, we definitely didn't allow enough time in our schedule to see and do all it has to offer. What an amazing place full of history!! Highly recommend, it's a "must"!!

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Radford, Virginia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
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Have wanted to see this for over 30 years. Always have been a huge fan of Davy. This truest is a special place of American history. Well worth the wait.

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
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Awesome for any age group. Lots to see. History was so interesting. We took lots of pictures. Fun for all.

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Herriman, Utah
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
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We enjoyed our visit to the Alamo. We had 3 small children with us and they did not enjoy it as much as the adults. An understanding of Texas history will make it a better experience.

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Grand Bend, Canada
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Reviewed yesterday NEW

It is right in the centre of the city and it is a free attraction. We watched a 40 minute documentary at the theatre before we went to the Alamo - it was great and explained what happened. The Alamo itself is not that large but the grounds it sits on are quite large. The Bowie Museum was interesting too... More 

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Sutter, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed yesterday NEW

This historic Texas site is a must for all Americans. The spirit of our freedom can be felt inside it's walls. Walk on the ground that Davy Crockett and Jim Bowie lost their lives on to bring Texas into an American Territory. The interactive displays and special exhibits are both interesting and informative. A great family outing.

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Blue Ridge, Georgia
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We had planed on visiting the Almo for years but never had the time. Well finally we got there and so glad we made it this is a great American landmark and it's so interesting to hear about all the brave men who gave there lives for the cause. You must go if your in San Antonio.

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Seattle, Washington
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
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Something for everyone on your list! It seems odd to rate a building of such significance, but the grounds were lovely, the information provided enlightening, and something you just can't miss.

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MDUSA
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Learned a lot of Texas history without even trying hard. Those guys were YOUNG!!! Travis for example in his 20s. Look at the young guys portrayed on the monument in front of the Alamo. All the tours were full so we just walked around. Nice short movie to see to give perspective, Learned the curve on the front top of... More 

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