For over 300 years, the Alamo has been a crossroads for history. From its early days as a Spanish mission and site of the 1836 battle that enshrined it in the hearts of Texans, to its role in the commercial development of an American city, the Alamo is a place like no other.

More than 2.5 million visitors come to the Alamo every year. Each will find something different, fascinating and perhaps inspirational.

Take a moment here to learn its history, plan your visit and get involved in preserving this icon for future generations.

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The Alamo began as the San Antonio de Valero, a Spanish Mission, in 1718, one of the first in Texas. The establishment of this mission played a crucial role in the settlement of Texas and the Southwest. Learn more »

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The Alamo began as the San Antonio de Valero, a Spanish Mission, in 1718, one of the first in Texas. The establishment of this mission played a crucial role in the settlement of Texas and the Southwest. Learn more »
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