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SAN ANTONIO Arrow

The Alamo


Alamo Plaza Historic District
Short distance from the San Antonio River Walk
300 Alamo Plaza
San Antonio, Texas 78212
210-225-1391

Originally built as an 18th-century mission church and now indicative of a crossroads in Texas history, The Alamo was the location of a critical battle during the fight for the independence of Texas from Mexico. A small band of Texans held out for thirteen days, but were ultimately unsuccessful in defending the mission against General Antonio Lopez de Santa Anna. Utilizing the battle cry Remember the Alamo! to symbolize the courage of those men who sacrificed their lives for the cause of liberty, Sam Houston led troops in eventually winning independence for Texas by routing Santa Anna at the battle of San Jacinto on April 21, 1836.


Over 2.5 million people a year visit the 4.2 acre Alamo complex which features beautiful gardens and exhibits on the Texas Revolution and Texas history.


Note: The Alamo is considered a shrine of Texas liberty, so rules of reverence apply.


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