The Alamo is one of San Antonio's most popular destination, a trip to San Antonio is not complete unless you make a stop to The Alamo. Known world wide as a heroic struggle against impossible odds, people go to see the mission here a small group of Texans fought for thirteen days against Santa Anna's Army. A short walk from the River Walk The Alamo welcomes you to stroll through the gardens and see for yourself the buildings, the shrine, the Long Barrack Museum, and check out the Gift Museum. There is also a 45 minute audio tour available. Witness for yourself The Alamo, which now represents courage and sacrifice in the fight for freedom.
History of The ALamo San AntonioConstructed in 1724, originally known as the Mission San Antonio de Valero, housed missionaries and Indian converts for seventeen years, and was eventually given to Indian residents. In the early 1800s a Spanish Military stationed its self and named it after their hometown “Alamo de Parras, Coahuila”, the Spanish and Mexican continued to occupy the Alamo until the Texas Revolution. In 1835 Ben Milam led Texan and Tejano volunteers against Mexican troops in the city, after five days of fighting General Martin Perfecto de Cos and his soldiers were forced to surrender, the volunteers then took over The Alamo. In 1836 General Antonio Lopez de Santa Anna’s army caught the defenders of The Alamo by surprise, but the defenders where able to hold out for 13 days against the army. In 1836 the Mexican soldiers scaled The Alamo walls, once inside they blast open the barricade door, eventually the defenders grew tired, and by sunrise Santa Anna entered The Alamo.
Hours of The Alamo San Antonio
Open everyday except Christmas eve and Christmas day.
Monday through Saturday
9 am to 5:30 pm
10 am to 5:30 pm
June, July, and August
The Alamo stays open on Fridays and Saturdays until 7 pm
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