Originally the Mission San Antonio del Valero, the Alamo is by far the most famous historical site in Texas, playing a signif... 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.
Walking into this historical building, knowing the sacrifices that were made there was almost overwhelming! The pride, the joy, the confidence, the sadness, the strength were all parts of the numerous emotions experienced in this great historical facility. It was almost like walking back in time. This was just a fabulous experience and I will go again and again! Even the young can sense the patriotism and selfless acts of the men that died there so we could be free!! Amazing! I hope everyone gets the opportunity to visit the Alamo. It, alone, is worth the trip to Texas.
This was the highlight of my trip to San Antonio. I got to see a lot of interesting historical sites, like the other missions, but the Alamo tells a story that is as inspiring as any every told. The fight for liberty and against tyranny resulted in death to all those that defended the Alamo, but as a result of their heroism Texas was able to gain its freedom from Mexico.
There is a short film and lots of exhibits to see here. Also, there is a presentation describing the battle as it had happened. There is no charge for any of the exhibits, so it has to be the best value of the trip. No trip to San Antonio would be complete without seeing the Alamo.