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Visit The Alamo

San Antonio's Legendary Historical Site

Just steps from the River Walk's lively scene, get to know the legendary story of the Alamo, a UNESCO World Heritage Site and a must-see for any visitor to San Antonio. This iconic landmark, once a Spanish mission, was the site of a pivotal battle during the Texas Revolution. While its story is complex and multifaceted, the Alamo remains a powerful symbol and a fascinating piece of San Antonio's heritage.

While entry to the Alamo is free, a timed reservation is required. Elevate your Alamo experience with a guided tour or special experiences available for an additional fee. 


Originally built in 1718 as the first mission in San Antonio, the Alamo served as a vital stop for travelers journeying between East Texas and Mexico.

In 1836, after the mission had been secularized and closed for several years, one of, if not the most pivotal even in Texas history unfolded here. Around 200 Texan defenders, including iconic figures like William B. Travis, James Bowie, and Davy Crockett, bravely held the Alamo against a Mexican army led by General Santa Anna, vastly outnumbering them at over 2,500 troops.

For 13 days, the Texans fiercely defended the Alamo, but ultimately succumbed to the overwhelming Mexican forces. Their valiant stand, however, ignited the Texas Revolution and inspired the famous rallying cry, "Remember the Alamo!" This cry fueled the Texan fight for independence, ultimately leading to the establishment of the Republic of Texas.

Today, the Alamo stands as a powerful symbol of Texan courage and sacrifice. Visitors can explore the 4.2-acre complex, including the iconic Alamo Church, the Long Barrack, and the beautiful Alamo Gardens. Immerse yourself in exhibits, living history demonstrations, and guided tours to gain a deeper understanding of this pivotal moment in history.

Plan your unique adventure in San Antonio and rediscover the incredible story of the Alamo! Visit the official website for more information and to start planning your visit.