Located in the heart of downtown San Antonio, the Alamo stands as a shrine to Texas Liberty. Visitors pay homage to the heroes of the 1836 Battle of the Alamo, a defining moment in Texas History. The Alamo tells that story of Texas independence, as part of its 300 year history to over 1.6 million visitors every year.
The Alamo belongs to the people of Texas. In 2011, the Texas Legislature and Gov. Rick Perry designated the Texas General Land Office (GLO) the custodian of the Alamo on behalf of the people of Texas. The General Land Office contracts with Alamo Trust staff to care for the Alamo grounds and historic structures, develop educational programs for visitors, and tell the story of the 1836 Battle of the Alamo and its role in Texas history.