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The Alamo
The Alamo

The Alamo

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1,803 Reviews
300 Alamo Plaza, San Antonio, Texas, 78205

The Basics

To understand early Texas history and Texas independence, a visit to the Alamo is essential. Visitors are free to tour the grounds on their own, or sign up for a guided or audio tour. The mission complex is a stop on most sightseeing and hop-on, hop-off bus tours, which often also include stops at Mission San Jose, Market Square, and Mission Concepcion. Travelers can combine a visit to the Alamo with a cruise along the San Antonio River Walk, or, for those interested in the Alamo's ghostly residents, visit the complex as part of a haunted San Antonio tour.

  • This site is a must-see for history buffs.

  • Don't forget to wear comfortable clothes and walking shoes.

  • San Antonio can get hot; be sure to wear sunscreen and drink plenty of water.

  • All public areas of the Alamo are wheelchair accessible.

  • Keep in mind that photography is not permitted inside the Alamo Church or Long Barrack Museum.

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Recent reviews from experiences in San Antonio

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Don’t take this tour if you want to visit the Alamo
Mark_L, May 2021
Segway Tour of San Antonio and the Alamo
Joe was a great guy, terrific tour overall. I would like to have had more information about the Alamo. If you are going to advertise it as a part of the tour, then having more than a quick picture and 1min stop would have been great.
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Awesome!
John_H, May 2021
Segway Tour of San Antonio and the Alamo
Veronica was a great tour guide. She was patient with my wife who was apprehensive on segway but she was a total pro helping her..great information and fast way to zip around.
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Awesome adventure
Meredith_W, Apr 2021
Segway Tour of San Antonio and the Alamo
Wonderful tour. Great overview of the area and our guide was funny and very helpful finding places to go. Easier to ride than I thought. . Office directions very hazy. Google put us in the parking garage. Segway door said private- employees only. So we thought we were in wrong spot. Once we got there though the adventure began!
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Interesting and Fun
Brian_P, Apr 2021
Segway Tour of San Antonio and the Alamo
Robert is an excellent tour guide and really funny! Loved it alll of it! We would go back again for more
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Get a little tour in...
Lujean_B, Apr 2021
Segway Tour of San Antonio and the Alamo
Get a little tour in downtown area for about 40 minutes. Bike training was a bit long would prefer longer time sightseeing.
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Veronica was great! Tour...
Michael_G, Apr 2021
Segway Tour of San Antonio and the Alamo
Veronica was great! Tour was perfect 👌, not too long or to short , she ga e good historical information. Great experience
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Best day of our vacations and the best tour we had
Ignacio_G, Mar 2021
Segway Tour of San Antonio and the Alamo
We had an awsome time with Joseph. He is funny and knows a lot of san antonio’s history. We want to thank joseph for such a good experience
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Amazing
Harsh_T, Mar 2021
Segway Tour of San Antonio and the Alamo
Amazing ! Highly recommend !! Great guide, very exciting, good training on segway ! Thanks to all the fun jokes and the excellent information
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So fun! Robert was fun and gave us some good recommendations as far as what to do and where to eat.
Tara_W, Mar 2021
Segway Tour of San Antonio and the Alamo
It was all fun but I think the cathedral was my favorite. Lots of great history I didn’t know. Robert was great and knowledgeable. He gave us some great tips on what to do and where to eat on our stay.
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Girls trip
Julie, Oct 2020
Segway Tour of San Antonio and the Alamo
Sam was an exceptional guide, very entertaining and knowledgeable about the city and its history. Would totally recommend.
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Cruising San Antonio
Pete_H, Aug 2020
Segway Tour of San Antonio and the Alamo
Enjoyed very much. Juan was very knowledgeable and helpful. Seen many historical places, unfortunately all were closed and or under construction....would like to repeat when the virus is past
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You MUST DO!
Bruce_C, Feb 2020
Segway Tour of San Antonio and the Alamo
This tour is a MUST DO on your trip to San Antonio! We enjoyed the history and information in this tour by far! The tour guide was really interesting. Do t let the Segway ride intimidate you. Very easy to learn and so much fun.

How to Get to the Alamo

Alamo Plaza is located in the heart of Downtown San Antonio, just a block away from the San Antonio River Walk. Visitors with a car will find ample parking in the area, though often for a fee. The complex is also located along the VIVA missions and VIVA centro bus routes.

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When to Get There

While the Alamo is open 364 days per year (closed Christmas Day), many travelers prefer visiting in the off-peak season between early September and early March, mainly due to cooler weather and sparser crowds. Try getting there first thing in the morning or at dusk when the mission is beautifully lit.

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Diving into History at the Alamo

The Alamo's regular calendar of events features free history talks several times per day in the Calvary Courtyard, as well as living history presentations that sometimes include period impressions and live demonstrations of fire starting, leatherworking, or textile making. A 17-minute film telling the 300-year Alamo story is shown in the Long Barracks Theater and the Alamo Arbor.

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