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Daily Programming

The following activities are available at the Alamo daily for visitors.

Audio Tours

$7 per person | Military, convention, & school group discounts available

The Alamo Audio Tour is a 45-minute audio production featuring sound effects, music, and interviews with the Alamo Historian, Dr. Bruce Winders, and other staff members. The tour is available in English, Spanish, German, Japanese, and French, 9 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. daily. Book a tour.

Battlefield Tours

$15 per person | Military, convention, & school group discounts available

Many visitors see the Alamo only as the old Spanish church that appears on the postcards, but it’s so much more. Join the Alamo Battlefield Tour and discover the rest of the story! This tour follows the outline of the original fort, and takes you to the North wall, where Colonel Travis spent his final moments and where David Crockett defended the palisade. The tour is offered at several designated times throughout the day, weather permitting. Book a tour.

History Talks: A Story Bigger Than Texas

Free | Private History Talks available

Alamo History Interpreters offer free History Talks in Cavalry Courtyard at 10:00 a.m., 11:00 a.m., 1:30 p.m., 2:30 p.m., 3:30 p.m. and 4:30 p.m. daily. These talks serve as 15 – 20 minute introductions to the history of the Alamo, the Texas Revolution, and the battle that took place in March of 1836. All history talks are followed by a 10-minute question and answer session. Please ask Alamo staff about History Talk times and availability upon arrival. Inquire about private History Talks.

Living History Encampment

Free

Alamo Living History staff provide live living history demonstrations for visitors on the grounds from 9:30 a.m. – noon and 1 – 4 p.m. daily. These demonstrations include period impressions, firing demonstrations, and various other activities, such as fire starting, textiles, leather working, etc. Living History staff may also be booked for private events or groups.

Film: Crossroads of History

Free

View this 17-minute film covering 300 years of Alamo history in either the Long Barracks Theater or the Alamo Arbor. Show, continuously daily 9 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

The Alamo Church

Free

Visiting the Alamo Church and the grounds is free. Souvenir photos are available for purchase.

The Long Barrack Exhibition

Free

The Long Barrack is the oldest building in San Antonio, originally built in 1724 as a convent.  Since then it has been used as a Spanish army barrack and hospital, a fortress, a United States Army quartermaster depot, and more.  Today the Long Barrack serves as a museum dedicated to the history of The Alamo.  The current exhibit, “The Alamo : A Story Bigger Than Texas” show cases the 300 year history of the site.

Visit the Gift Shop

Your purchase at the Alamo gift shop helps preserve history for generations to come. Thank you for your support!