A story bigger than Texas. And a landmark of San Antonio, Texas history. We all Remember the Alamo.
The Alamo San Antonio is centrally located on Alamo Plaza in downtown San Antonio. Originally known as Misión San Antonio de Valero, the Alamo and San Antonio Missions National Historical Park are designated as a UNESCO World Heritage site – the first and only in Texas!
Featuring interactive tours, exhibits, and a Living History encampment where you can experience and learn more about frontier life in early Texas, visit the Alamo to watch demonstrations and get your hands on history. Visitors must reserve a FREE timed-entry ticket to go inside The Church. Claim your ticket now.
The Alamo is currently undergoing an exciting transformation to preserve the historic site. Be sure to check for updates on the latest improvements and enhancements to this historic site.
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, approximately 200 Texan defenders held the Alamo from over 2,500 of General Santa Anna’s troops from Mexico. 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 B. Travis, James Bowie, and David Crockett, died fighting overwhelming odds for freedom. “Remember the Alamo!” became a rallying cry for Texans fighting for independence during the Texas Revolution.
Today, visitors are invited to rediscover the gem of Texas history, and stroll through the 4.2-acre complex and Alamo Gardens. To plan your next unique adventure in the Alamo City and learn more about the history of the Alamo, visit the official website.
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What are the hours of the Alamo?
The Alamo hours vary based on the time of year.
- Open daily 9 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.
- Closed Christmas Day
- Last entry is 15 minutes prior to closing
Visitors must reserve a FREE timed-entry ticket to go inside of The Church. Claim your ticket now.
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. Be sure to check the Alamo’s website for reservations and pricing.
- Guided tours of the Alamo are available by reservation for an additional cost.
How much does admission to the Alamo cost?
Admission to the Alamo is free.
Are animals allowed inside the Alamo?
Trained service animals as defined under the Americans With Disabilities Act (ADA) are always welcome at the Alamo and are permitted to enter the Alamo grounds, Church, and other historic buildings with their handlers. Find more information here.