Originally the Mission San Antonio del Valero, the Alamo is by far the most famous historical site in Texas, playing a ... More
Originally the Mission San Antonio del Valero, the Alamo is by far the most famous historical site in Texas, playing a significant role in Texas' quest for independence from Mexico. Under the command of Col. William Travis, 189 Texan soldiers bravely defended this fort for 13 days before finally succumbing to Santa Anna's massive Mexican army in early 1836. The chapel and the Long Barrack are all that remain of the fort. Saved from civilian apathy by the Daughters of the Republic of Texas, the mission is now a museum containing relics from the era. Texans take the Alamo very seriously. Narrated tours are available.
well i love my town.&& yes we do need to get all this graffitti cleaned.there are aartist that need to be found out there.its not just letters these kids no how to do more..but there are alot of toys out there..the alamo is beatiful and its history so hunn get over it if it overrated
I did like the information they gave about the last stand at the Alamo. I am from San Antonio and have always enjoyed visiting the Alamo. Every time I have visitors from out of town I always try to take them to visit the Alamo
I was very disappointed. When you go into the Alamo there really wasn't anything of interest to see. Don't waste your money or time. I recommend just driveing by slowly and take a quick look that's about as exciting or interesting as it gets.
The Alamo was great. The only bad was the surronding area. The City needs to clean better and clean off the grafiti all around.
Overall nice experiance, but skip the Guiness world record museam, its a rip off.
The Alamo was very rich with history and informative information. Just standing in the middle of one of the rooms of the exhibits of the Alamo makes you feel you went back in time and your there feeling the history and events that went on. It was fantastic! I really enjoyed it.
Living in San Antonio for 6 years was great. The one big thing I remember the most is going downtown to visit the Alamo. As you walk up to it you get a feeling of what it was like before when San Antonio was 15 miles down the river. Once you walk into the doors of the Mission everyone just becomes wide eyed and very quite. You gaze into those small rooms and wonder who used this room and why. You turn and look up towards the top of the back wall and remember the story of how they got the cannons up there. You can image how scared those women and children must have been. Hearing the guns and cannons going off around them. Hearing, seeing, and knowing that there husbands, fathers, and friends were dying all around them. It gives one goosebumps to think about it when you are standing there in the Mission. Going back outside to the barracks. Knowing who was here and that some of this stuff they may have touched and used. And there is a tree in the courtyard that is so hugh that it needs help to hold its limbs up. And to think it was just a sapling when Davy was walking around the fort. Great place to come and the kids will love it and it's free!!!
I can't imagine going to San Antonio, and not visiting the Alamo. This is a huge piece of American history. You can spend hours reading about all the things that happened here. It's also FREE! Try to go down there when the musuem in the barracks is open. You have all kinds of neat artifacts like old uniforms, swords, muskets, knives, etc. There is even a short movie they show you about the history of the Alamo! This is for sure a MUST SEE.
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