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Long Barracks Museum

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Address: San Antonio, TX
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Museum adjacent to The Alamo.

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Take time to see Long Barracks

This is a good attraction to learn more about the Alamo. Be sure and watch the short film. The “Long Barracks” is a separate building - featuring its own museum - that many Alamo... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 22 September 2016
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Chicago
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 September 2016

This is a good attraction to learn more about the Alamo. Be sure and watch the short film. The “Long Barracks” is a separate building - featuring its own museum - that many Alamo tourists don’t take time to visit. It was a convent in the days when the Alamo was actually known as Mission San Antonio in the 1700s,... More 

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Del Rio, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 July 2016

In the Alamo grounds, this museum explains what life was like during the time of the Alamo, and gives a of the history of the area and Texas’ fight for independence. The Long Barracks are part of the original Alamo walls and buildings, and give you a better picture of life in the Alamo.

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San Antonio, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 May 2016

Great Experience for my Family. We had Out of Sate guests who were really Impressed with the real story of the Alamo.

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San Francisco, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 May 2016

Located within the Alamo, this small museum explains what life was like for residents and gives more of the history of the area and Texas’ fight for independence. This museum will give you a better appreciation of the significance of the Alamo.

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California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 November 2015 via mobile

The Long Barracks museum is part of the Alamo. The displays are very well done. This is where the movie about the Alamo is shown. It's definitely worth a visit.

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San Antonio, Texas
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2015

The Long Barracks are an essential part of the Alamo complex. They house photos and other exhibits about the Alamo. It's a must-see while visiting the Alamo to get a better understanding of the battle and the conditions that led to it.

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Tucson Arizona
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 September 2015

Facing the Alamo, the rectangular Long Barrack is to the left across a small courtyard. At the very front, is a small auditorium, where they show an approximately 20 minute video about the Alamo. It's well worth seeing as a refresher of history. The other section contains a small museum with paintings, weapons and other artifacts from the time of... More 

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Madison, Alabama
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 July 2015 via mobile

For many you may not know much history about the Alamo like myself so this museum did a great job on bringing me up to speed. There is a short video of about 15 minutes to watch which was well done, although some parts I don't think is suitable for small children. There was no real physical violence shown but... More 

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Hamilton, Bermuda
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 January 2015

The Long Barracks Museum is located within the Alamo grounds. Lots of historical information about the missions and time period. Unfortunately camera's are not allowed in there, so no photos.

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Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 April 2014

All in all everything is labeled and there is a video introduction and knowledgeable guides. There are weapons, uniforms and even a family bible from the time period. One negative thing and that this isn't the original building.

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