The Alamo Tours

The Alamo is one of the most famous sites in United States history, forever linked to the 13-day Battle of the Alamo in 1836, which ended with the deaths of defenders James Bowie, William Travis, and Davy Crockett. Today, the 18th-century Mission San Antonio de Valero complex, now known as the Alamo, welcomes more than 2.5 million visitors per year to its chapel, barracks, gardens, and small museum.

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.

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.

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.

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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Address: 300 Alamo Plaza, San Antonio, Texas 78205, USA
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Hours: Monday–Saturday: 9am–5:30pm, Sunday 10am–5:30pm
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Admission: Free
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San Antonio River Walk Cruise and Hop-On Hop-Off Tour

Combine two great tours for a comprehensive look at the city of San Antonio. First, enjoy a relaxing, 35-minute River Walk boat cruise along the San Antonio River. Then explore the most popular sites in San Antonio on a scenic hop-on hop-off, double-decker bus tour. Visit popular sites like the Alamo, Pearl Brewery, the San Antonio Museum of Art, Market Square and many more. Select a pass, then board at any of the 19 stops to get to know the city in custom fashion, with live, onboard narration.
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San Antonio River Walk Cruise, Hop-On Hop-Off Bus Tour and Tower of the Americas

Combine two great tours, plus admission to an iconic landmark, for a comprehensive look at the city of San Antonio. First, enjoy a relaxing, 35-minute boat cruise along the San Antonio River. Then explore the most popular sites in San Antonio on a hop-on hop-off, double-decker bus tour. Select a pass, then board at any of the 19 stops to get to know the city in custom fashion with live, onboard commentary. Finally, enjoy a spectacular view of Alamo City from the top of the Tower of the Americas.
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San Antonio: The Grand Historic City Tour

To truly appreciate San Antonio’s rich history and diverse cultural attractions, embark on a full-day grand city tour complete with entertaining narration and sound effects. Starting from downtown, travel by coach on a carefully planned route that takes you past dozens of points of interest, from historic saloons and UNESCO World Heritage–listed missions to modern highlights like the museum district and botanical gardens. Learn Texas trivia along the way, and stop for a San Antonio–style lunch at the El Mercado old Mexican market.
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1.5-Hour Segway Tour of San Antonio and the Alamo

Explore San Antonio by Segway on a 1.5-hour tour that takes in the highlights of historic downtown San Antonio. Have fun and get great photo ops while riding your Segway past landmarks such as The Alamo, Tower of the Americas, HemisFair Park, the Alamodome, and San Fernando Cathedral. Your guide shares some fun facts and a little Texas history along the way. Book your Segway tour early to ensure that you get a spot on this popular tour.
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City Sightseeing San Antonio Hop-On Hop-Off City Tour

See San Antonio's top attractions and historic landmarks at your own pace with a 24- or 48-hour ticket for the hop-on hop-off sightseeing tour. With 12 stops around the city, you can explore the sites you like and hear informative recorded commentary aboard the double-decker tour bus. Learn about San Antonio's history, culture, architecture and more as you pass by the Alamo, HemisFair Park, Tower of the Americas and Cathedral of San Fernando, then browse the shops at the Rivercenter Mall along the River Walk.
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Half Day San Antonio Morning Grand Historic Tour

Explore San Antonio’s unique place in Western history on a half-day morning coach tour. Pass by dozens of historic sites and modern attractions while learning about the city’s rich confluence of cultures and the events that shaped it. See Alamo Plaza and historic hotels, learn about bluesman Robert Johnson’s local recording sessions, and see where residents get their cultural fix at the Tobin Performing Arts Center and Briscoe Western Art Museum. Discover even more and complete your grand city overview on an optional afternoon tour.
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Downtown San Antonio Segway Tour

Explore downtown San Antonio on a two-wheel, self-balancing Segway. Roll through the city, taking in the best sights and attractions. Visit the Alamo and learn about its role in the Texas Revolution, meander along tree-lined pathways in HemisFair Park and bask in bustling energy Houston Street, San Antonio's cultural hub. The 1.5-hour tour includes plenty of picture stops and intriguing guide-provided tidbits along the way.
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San Antonio Ghost Tour

There's a lot of strange history that's happened here in the streets of San Antonio, and over the course of this San Antonio ghost tour you'll hear the haunted, paranormal tales of notorious Texas events. The tour begins and ends at The Alamo, where you'll meet your guides who are  carrying lanterns and dressed in historic costumes. Over the course of the 90-minute tour you'll walk the streets of the city's Old Town and learn its fascinating past, which is vividly and masterfully brought to life by the informative and passionate guides.
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Ultimate San Antonio Segway Tour

Enjoy a 2.5-hour Segway tour of San Antonio, the ultimate way to take in the vibrant city's history and landmarks with an informative guide to show you all the sights. See historic sites including Bexar County Courthouse, the Alamo, Market Place and Milam Park. Cruise down vibrant Houston Street; admire the Cathedral of San Fernando; stop at the Tower of the Americas and see spacious urban parks along the way. Learn from your guide's commentary and stop frequently for photo ops throughout this fun and informative tour.
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2-Hour Segway Tour of Historic San Antonio

Cruise through San Antonio on a 2-hour Segway tour that takes in the highlights of historic downtown San Antonio, including The Alamo. Hear some Texas history from your guide as you take in landmarks like HemisFair Park, Tower of the Americas, the Alamodome, Bexar County Courthouse, San Fernando Cathedral, El Mercado, and Arts Village La Villita. You'll also have plenty of time to have fun riding your Segway and get great photo ops.
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San Antonio Electric Scooter tour to The Japanese Tea Garden

See the highlights of San Antonio on a 2-hour electric scooter tour led by a knowledgeable guide. Visit the Japanese Tea Garden, a hidden gem located within Brackenridge Park, which is also home to the San Antonio Zoo and much more. Expect to ride about 10 miles, taking in landmarks including the Museum Reach section of the San Antonio Riverwalk, Alamo Plaza, Broadway Street and Pearl Brewery. Hear from your guide about the city’s history, food scene, arts, nightlife and culture on this fun San Antonio sightseeing tour.
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48-Hour San Antonio Hop-on Hop-off Plus Tower of the Americas Admission

Make the most of your time in San Antonio and explore at your own pace with this 48-hour hop-on hop-off bus ticket. Ride around the city on a comfortable tour bus, hopping off whenever you like to explore sights such as the Riverwalk, the Tower of the Americas, and the Alamo. This ticket also includes admission to Tower of the Americas, saving you time waiting in line to buy tickets on arrival.
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San Antonio Scavenger Hunt Adventure

Discover San Antonio in a fun new way on this 3-hour scavenger hunt. Jump into the middle of an exciting adventure, from the famous Alamo to the San Antonio River Walk, the San Fernando Cathedral and the many monuments, artwork and other real-life locations around town. Discover both well-known and overlooked sites, solving clues and completing challenges via smartphone while learning the local history of this popular city in south-central Texas. Teams of 2- to 5-people are welcome.
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San Antonio River Walk Cruise, Hop-On Hop-Off Tour, and Battle For Texas Show

Enjoy a comprehensive introduction to San Antonio by combining a river boat tour along the San Antonio River Walk and a hop-on hop-off coach tour with a visit to the interactive exhibits at 'Battle for Texas: The Experience.' You'll cruise through downtown and the Pearl Brewery District accompanied by live guides and recorded commentary. Then hop on and off the coach at any stops of interest. At the Battle for Texas, check out 11 multimedia galleries that feature more than 250 authentic Texan artifacts from the Battle of the Alamo and more.
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San Antonio Electric Scooter Tour to Mission Concepcion

Explore San Antonio by electric scooter on a 2-hour sightseeing tour that includes a stop at Mission Concepcion. Start at The Alamo then follow your knowledgeable guide to Alamo Plaza, La Villita Historic Arts Village, Southtown and the King William Historic District. Glide along the Mission Reach section of the San Antonio River Walk, and visit Mission Concepcion, a Spanish Mission built in the 1700s and a National Historical Park. See more of San Antonio as you cover about 10 miles (17 km) of this historic Texas city.
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San Antonio City Sights Segway Tour

Embark on a 1-hour tour of San Antonio aboard a two-wheel, self-balancing Segway. Beginning on Houston Street—the city's main hub—follow your guide to some of San Antonio's most popular sights and attractions. Marvel at the Alamo, wind your way around the fountains and pathways at HemisFair Park, and snap pics in front of the 750-feet-tall Tower of the Americas, which offers incredible panoramic views of the city. Learn interesting facts and tidbits about the places you visit along the way. 
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