The Alamo

The Alamo Chapel is preserved by the Daughters of the Texas Republic. Visit the chapel and the long barracks to view historic artifacts from the 1800s. Learn about the heros who laid down their lives at the Battle at the Alamo. The Alamo is the first mission established in San Antonio. Inside see relics and photographs in the Long Barrack Museum. An Alamo history presentations occurs every 30 minutes starting at 9:30am and ending at 4:30pm with a 2 hour break during lunch hours of 11am till 1:00pm. Also, audio tours are available for purchase at $6.00 that last for 45 minutes.

The Alamo is located on 300 Alamo Plaza. The Alamo is located in the center of downtown San Antonio, near the River Walk. Click here for more information on the Alamo.


See an Alamo diorama that gives a perspective of the battle and compound during that time at the History Shop. The History Shop is right across the street from the Alamo on Houston Street.

Experience the span of the battlefield by traveling from the Alamo to the San Fernando Cathedral. At the San Fernando Cathedral, Santa Anna raised the red flag of no quarter, beginning the 13-day Alamo siege.


Built back in 1724, the mission was first called Mission San Antonio de Valero. Used by missionaries and Indian converts for seven decades. In the early 1800s Spanish soldiers referred the mission as the “Alamo” in honor of their hometown ” Alamo de Parras” .

The legendary “Battle of the Alamo” took place on February 23, 1836. The battle lasted 13 days with 200 defenders of the Alamo against General Santa Anna troops. The battle is known as the struggle for freedom against tyranny from General Santa Anna. Known defenders of the Alamo were commander, William B. Travis, knife fighter, Jim Bowie, and David Crockett, popular frontiersman and former congressman of Tennessee. The battle ended March 6, 1836, when Santa Anna claimed victory of the Alamo. General Santa Anna promised no quarter before he commanded the final attack. A month later Sam Houston, a commander of a Texan Army, shouted “Remember the Alamo!” when they routed Santa Anna at the battle of San Jacinto on April 21, 1836. For more information go to the Alamo Website.

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