1754 N. Loop 1604 East, San Antonio, TX, US, 78232
- Phone: (210) 495-5557
- Fax: (210) 495-5559
Mo to Sa from 09:00 AM to 05:30 PM,Su from 09:00 AM to 05:30 PMOriginally 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.