The siege of Fort Alamo (23 February – 6 March 1836) was a major event in the Texas Revolution.
One of Texas’ most famous monuments and legendary place, the Mexican and Texas revolutionaries fought a terrible battle in 1836 at this place.
The site remains a symbol of the courage of Texas defenders, and offers beautiful exhibits.
The Alamo Fort is located in the heart of downtown San Antonio opposite the Visitor Center and overlooks a large square.
Things to see, do and know:
- The restored building was the seat of government when San Antonio was the capital of the Spanish province of Texas
- Visitors can visit it with all its period furniture and legendary entrance doors
- Allow about 2h30 for a complete tour (excluding guided tour)
Fort Alamo is open every day except December 25. Opening hours are from 9am to 5.30pm from September to May, and 9am to 7pm from June to August.
Admission and visit are free, only audio-tours and guided tours are charged.