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Heroic Past

A story bigger than Texas. And, a landmark of Texas history. We all Remember the Alamo.

Please note that the Alamo is temporarily closed, beginning March 17, 2020.

The Alamo is currently undergoing an exciting transformation to preserve the historic site.

Be a Part of History!


Centrally located on Alamo Plaza in downtown San Antonio, the Alamo features interactive tours and exhibits and hosts reenactments of the Texas Revolution. Founded in 1718 as the first mission in San Antonio, the Alamo served as a way station between east Texas and Mexico. In 1836, decades after the mission had closed, the Alamo became an inspiration and a motivation for liberty during the Texas Revolution. For 13 days in 1836, close to 200 Texas defenders held the Alamo from approximately 2,500 of General Santa Anna’s troops from Mexico. The most famous of the defenders, William Travis, James Bowie, and David Crockett, died fighting overwhelming odds for freedom.

Today, visitors are invited to rediscover the gem of Texas history, stroll through the 4.2-acre complex and Alamo Gardens, then head back down to the River Walk for local experiences in dining, shopping and entertainment. Plan your next unique adventure in the Alamo City today. And, to learn more about the history of the Alamo, visit its official website.

Alamo Plaza

Common Questions

What are the hours of the Alamo?
Please note that the Alamo is temporarily closed, beginning March 17, 2020.
The Alamo is open:
• September 5 – May 25: 9:00 AM – 5:30 PM
• May 26 – September 4: 9:00 AM – 7:00 PM
• Closed on Christmas Day

What is currently happening at the Alamo?
Learn more about the multi-year, multi-phase restoration of the historic site and discover an unprecedented way to see the iconic Alamo.

Does the Alamo offer tours?
• The Alamo offers audio tours in English, Spanish, German, Japanese, and French daily from 9:00 AM – 6:00 PM. Audio tours are $7 per person.
• Guided tours of the Alamo are available by reservation. Guided tours are $10-$15 per person.

How much does admission to the the Alamo cost?
Admission to the Alamo is free.


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