Tours for The Alamo
About The Alamo, San Antonio
The Alamo, a San Antonio mission, holds a spiritual place in the hearts of Texans. It is their ultimate symbol of courage, honour and liberty. Established in 1744 as a centre of religion and also of education for the local Native Americans, the Alamo’s most famous hours were between the February 22nd and March 3nd 1836, when the Mexican Army besieged the mission-fortress. Rather than give in, the inhabitants of the Alamo – which included Colonel William Barret Travis, James Bowie and David Crockett – elected to fight and die. On March 2nd, the Texas declared itself independent and on March 4th, the Alamo fell to the Mexicans, with nearly it’s entire population annihilated. On the 6th, the Texas independence was signed with the blood of the dead at Alamo.
The Mission has since been restored, primarily thanks to the efforts of the Daughters of the Republic of Texas. Over 2.5 million visitors come two the Alamo every year. Of the things to see here are the Shrine, which is the location of the last stand of many defenders at the Battle of the Alamo; the Long Barrack Museum, where some of the most Brutal fighting went down; the Alamo Gardens, a shady and peace place for reflection; the Wall of History, narrating the story of the Alamo; and the Alamo Gift Shop, on the proceeds of which the Alamo is maintained.
Exploring the spiritually resilient place of the Alamo is free of cost and there is no such thing as Alamo tickets. While the tickets for the Alamo does not exist, we encourage you to buy tickets for the Alamo from the tours & tickets section, as the experience comes with a professional tour guide who will narrate the incident as it happened and take you back in time getting face to face with history. To clear the air of doubt, scan through the Alamo ticket prices and be amazed by the deal on offer.
The Alamo Information
- There’s an After Hours tour option.
- Please remove your hats inside the Shrine.
- No open containers are allowed inside the buildings.
- No food or drinks are allowed inside the buildings.
- Photography is not allowed inside the buildings.
- No camera or cell phone use is permitted inside the buildings.
- Please do not touch the walls or display cases inside the Shine.
- No pets are allowed on Alamo Grounds (service animals allowed).
- No restrooms inside the Shrine. Public restrooms located at back of grounds.
- No obscene or offensive clothing is allowed.
- No bikes or skateboards are allowed on the grounds.
- Please lower your voice when speaking.
- No unauthorized weapons are allowed. CHL allowed with permit.
How To Get To The Alamo by Public Transport
- Buses on Alamo Plaza and E Houston Street
Restaurants Near The Alamo
- Cafe Ole
- Mortons’ Steakhouse
- Rainforest Cafe
- Landry’s Seafood
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Get a complete San Antonio experience at an affordable price with this convenient combo package. Enjoy a two-day hop-on hop-off pass on an old-fashioned trolley, boat ride on the San Antonio River and admission to the Tower of the Americas observation deck and 4D theater ride. Or upgrade to get all this plus a double-decker bus tour and admission to the Buckhorn Museum and Texas Ranger Museum. These options combine guided sightseeing with the freedom to see major attractions at your leisure.
The Highlights tour takes you to the best San Antonio has to offer.
This is Part 1 of a 2 part grand overview of San Antonio, it's 300 year history, confluence of cultures and architecture. Tour includes detailed history of the confluence of cultures that make San Antonio unique.
For total flexibility, the Alamo Hop On Hop Off Trolley is the way to go! Discover the best of San Antonio at your own pace. The trolley stops at all of the best places to see and you are free to stop and browse at your leisure. When you're done, simply board the next trolley that comes along!
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