The Heroic Past of Alamo Texas

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


Centrally located on Alamo Plaza in downtown San Antonio, the Alamo San Antonio 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.

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 Alamo City today. And, to learn more about the history of the Alamo, visit its official website.


Common Questions

What are the hours of the Alamo?
The Alamo is now open from 9:00 a.m. – 5:30 p.m. Visitors must reserve a FREE timed-entry ticket to go inside of The Church. Claim your ticket now. 

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 Alamo cost?
Admission to the Alamo is free.