The Alamo

300 Alamo Plaza, San Antonio

4.5

Forget whatever activities you can fun and visit the most iconic historic landmark in Texas, The Alamo. This is the location were heroes fought for freedom and independence. The Alamo is that one location where history is still alive. The historical reenacting of the battles scenes as well as the special events held here make the place even more special.

The Fortress is now the home of a first-hand information and experience of the battle and the historic demonstrations. School field trips and tourist visits are endless in the area. The historic landmark is open all around the year and is free for families and everyone else who visits.

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Open Hours:

  • Mon

    09:00 - 17:30

  • Tue

    09:00 - 17:30

  • Wed

    09:00 - 17:30

  • Thu

    09:00 - 17:30

  • Fri

    09:00 - 17:30

  • Sat

    09:00 - 17:30

  • Sun

    09:00 - 17:30

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Reviews

  • Pamela Thiel

    5
    - 11 September 2018 -

    Remember The Alamo!! The Alamo is well taken care of and the ability to walk through history is an overwhelming feeling. I recommend going to The Alamo to everyone. It is a great place to take your family or a group of friends. There is so much to see and learn. We were there on Davy Crockett’s birthday and was able to stay on the grounds after dark for a movie at The Alamo.

  • Sheryl Layton

    5
    - 05 September 2018 -

    Very interesting. I am a native Texan and have visited several times before, but it never gets old. The grounds have improved and are just lovely. I think that there is a bit too much commercialism, but I know that the up keep is expensive. It is very educational. I always feel a great deal of reverence when I stand out front and view the Alamo as a whole.Texas history is very special and the Alamo is a great reminder of the cost in lives that was paid. If you have never visited I would strongly urge you to visit and become familiar with our history, especially if you have children. There is a wealth of knowledge within the walls of the Alamo. "Remember the Alamo!"

  • Inzer CG

    5
    - 25 August 2018 -

    Alamo- A MUST SEE Come enjoy this historic landmark filled with a wealth of history and stories from caretakers that are enthusiastic. The site is free for visitors but I urge you to spend the $15 for an hour long guided tour! These tour guides are amazing and have all the facts. They build the story from the beginning as you walk along the paths inside and outside of the perimeter walls. When it is time to enter the church, your group gets to bypass the line and gains access to the side rooms. The guides are well versed on the smallest details. So much better than trying to read every exhibit. Enjoy the history all around you.

  • Stacy Litchford

    4
    - 25 August 2018 -

    How can you visit San Antonio and not go to the Alamo? I didn't have time for the official tour which would undoubtedly meant more than just a self tour. However, the grounds and museum are free to visit and have a lot of neat items and facts to read about. The gift shop is nice but the staff is not very helpful and prices could be better displayed (a wall with postcards and other items but no prices or sign of prices easily spotted?). Overall a good visit and some great photo opportunities.

  • Amber Wheeler

    4
    - 23 August 2018 -

    It was a pretty cool visit in general, particularly the reenactments that took place outside. We ended up not being able to buy the picture that was taken before we walked in, because the line was way too long to wait. We had a friendly passerby snap a family picture with the full Alamo in the background, which turned out to be an even better shot. Love that the visit was completely free and the like was very short when we arrived Sunday around 945am.

  • J Furman

    5
    - 09 August 2018 -

    Kudos to the city of San Antonio and largely the State of Texas for kindly NOT overly-monetizing this wonderful, historic site. The staff are incredibly patient and knowledgeable. Especially about obscure history. I also appreciate the signs posted stating "This is a place of solemn reflection, please be respectful of the church and grounds". I'm sure a great number of young people don't understand the significance of the location. I encourage those that hope to visit the site, educate themselves on the events that transpired there. It'd certainly help one to enjoy it more fully and explain what the cost of freedom truly is.

  • Nichole Clayman

    5
    - 09 August 2018 -

    A fascinating piece of history. This museum has been designed extremely well. The layout is spacious so even with large crowds you don't feel like you're in a cattle drive. The outdoor courtyards and spaces make it relaxing and allow for some peaceful rest in between tours, shows, and lots of reading. There are headsets available at a cost for personal use as you explore, but one suggestion is to just stand near a tour group and listen in on the fascinating information provided by the tour guides.😉 I learned so much more here than the bits of information provided in school. Suggestions: wear good walking shoes, bring water, take your time reading all of the information, and unwind afterward on the River Walk!

  • Erica Bennett

    5
    - 28 July 2018 -

    Still a great place after all these years! Such a touching story. They have done some restoration that is really cool! There is a great area with a little gift shop and movie to watch. Staff was friendly and knowledgeable. Even the janitor, Pete, was eager to teach us more about the history of the Alamo. We really enjoyed ourselves!

  • Bill Tosney

    5
    - 27 July 2018 -

    Texans did a first rate job preserving what was left of the mission. The museum and the movie are a must. The historical significance of this hallowed ground needs to appreciated for all that it represents. The docents were friendly, knowledgeable and entertaining. You can't get enough of the story. They gave the Mexican army their deserved punishment.

  • Andre Eusebio

    5
    - 24 July 2018 -

    Just an absolute site to see. History, LITERALLY, in your face! I cannot describe the, with accuracy, how historic this site is. It has to be on your 'Texas bucket list' of things to do in the Lone Star State. I promise you, it won't be a disappointment. San Antonio, period, is a great city to visit. Highly recommended.

  • Rodney Rios

    - 08 April 2018 -

    Pokémon battles while takin in some history

  • Hard Rocker

    - 03 April 2018 -

    A must visit. Great history.

  • Tef Vitaris

    - 02 April 2018 -

    Everything need to get the audio tour

  • Mike Hamlin

    - 06 March 2018 -

    Have been here often, always enjoy.

  • huskyboi

    - 31 January 2018 -

    The fountains on the grounds are beautiful. Beware the horrid street preachers tho

  • Valentina Álvarez Borges

    - 13 November 2017 -

    Really cool and there was this amazing lights show

  • Jerry Centeno

    - 24 October 2017 -

    Cool place

  • Jerry Centeno

    - 18 October 2017 -

    Cool place I'm glad I visited

  • Judd Kiefer

    - 03 October 2017 -

    Make sure you ask about the "Basement Tour"...

  • Jimmy Kastner

    - 07 August 2017 -

    Come here at sunrise for a more private encounter with the Alamo. Trust me. No one is really here and the lighting is perfect for photos.

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