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One of five missions established in the early 1700s, the Alamo is nearly 300 years old. It is perhaps the most cherished landmark in San Antonio. If you ask around, you will find that all children... Read More
One of five missions established in the early 1700s, the Alamo is nearly 300 years old. It is perhaps the most cherished landmark in San Antonio. If you ask around, you will find that all children here and in surrounding towns take at least one field trip to the Alamo as part of their education. Visitors to the Alamo stroll inside and view artifacts preserved in the onsite museum. Texans feel emotion imagining the defenders waking to General Santa Anna's army that fatal morning. The Battle of the Alamo on March 6, 1836, became the turning point in the Texas Revolution. Due to the stories of cruelty, many were inspired to join the Texian army. Just over one month later, the Mexican army met defeat at the Battle of San Jacinto. Go back in time, take a few photos and Remember the Alamo.
- Sept - May: Daily 9am-5:30pm
- Jun - Aug: Sun-Thu 9am-5:30pm; Fri-Sat 9am-6:30pm
- Things to Do in Fall: "The Alamo is at the center of a bunch of great places to explore downtown, so make sure to leave yourself plenty of time to check it all out!"
- Museums, Historic Sites, Attractions near AT&T Center: "Take your time and plan to spend a couple of hours here. Research and share stories with your children before you visit. This can help them stay more engaged as you tour the grounds."
- Best for Things to Do in Fall Because: One of the gems of the city, you can't visit San Antonio without visiting this important historical site.
- Best for Museums Because: The museum at the Alamo offers folks a unique glimpse into a pivotal part of American history.
- Best for Historic Sites Because: The Alamo is the most iconic historical site in San Antonio.
- Best for Attractions near AT&T Center Because: You can't visit San Antonio without seeing this historic site, which affected all of Texas.