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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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“texas history” (950 reviews)
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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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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

I guess I had in my mind that this would be rural. It was a little underwhelming being right in middle of town. I certainly suggest seeing it though.

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Reviewed yesterday

Very educational and interesting the learn the history for such a famous landmark. It is amazing how it is literally in the middle of downtown San Antonio, Nicely kept up and clean.

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Reviewed yesterday

They have done such a good job of preserving such an important part of Texas history. This should be a pilgrimage for all Texas children.

Thank Dee5555565
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Reviewed yesterday

Having heard so much about it in school and the movies of course you must see it in real life if you get the chance. It is smaller than I thought it would be but does not disappoint. Have to see and think about the...More

Thank Ell H
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Very clean and free to go see very nice a lot to see more that I thought would be there it’s a very big place so your not on top of a lot of people

Thank 45Many
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

A really great and sacred place. We took the self guided tour. Signage was very informative! Definitely a must see!

Thank Rainman S
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Take time to read the timeline, it will give you an insight as to how significant The Alamo is. Enjoy also the cool shade that the gigantic and old trees provide.

Thank Noelli Y
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Reviewed 2 days ago

It always gives me chills just to stand on the Alamo grounds. The park service does an amazing job of displaying relevant artifacts and pictorial information.

Thank ralphk746
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Reviewed 2 days ago

The trip to the Alamo if entry free. You will have to pay for parking around the Alamo, because they do not have a lot. Parking is apx.$20 for the small lots around the Alamo. If you have a family or you want to save...More

Thank George W
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Well worth the visit. Lots of interesting history with lots of information. It was clean and well kept. We enjoyed walking around the grounds.

Thank _peggygaydos
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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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JoAnne C
24 June 2018|
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Response from Ryan B | Reviewed this property |
Yes. We did a one hour walking tour, not much walking is involved.
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