Echoes of Heroes: The Alamo Commemoration Opening Ceremony

February 12, 2024


Jonathan Huhn, Alamo Trust, Inc.
Office (210) 225-1391x6064
Mobile (210) 867-7717

Mexican troops arrive in San Antonio

The Alamo cordially invites you to the Opening Ceremony of Commemoration, a pivotal event marking the onset of the Twelve-day siege leading up to the historic Battle of the Alamo in 1836. Join us on this significant day, Friday, February 23, 2024, starting at 10:00 a.m. in Alamo Plaza.

This Opening Ceremony not only honors the commencement of the siege but also reflects on a critical moment in history: the day the Mexican Army arrived, and the Texians recognized their daunting situation of being outnumbered and ill-prepared. It's a profound opportunity to step back in time to February 23, 1836, and experience the intense emotions and strategic challenges of that pivotal day.

The event promises an immersive journey through time, filled with historical insights and activities. Witness the dramatic musket firing, symbolizing the beginning of the siege and the start of nearly two weeks of engaging interactive programs.

From 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., the Alamo will be transformed into a living history exhibit. Immerse yourself in captivating demonstrations that bring the 19th century to life, offering a rare glimpse into the days that shaped Texas's destiny.

We extend a complimentary invitation to all—history enthusiasts, families, students, and community members—to participate in this profound commemoration. This Opening Ceremony is more than an event; it's a solemn tribute to the resilience and spirit of those involved in the Battle of the Alamo. Join us in honoring and understanding our rich history at this vibrant and educational celebration.

What:   Commemoration Opening Ceremony

Who:    Public

When:  Thursday, February 23, 2024 9 a.m. - 4 p.m.; Main ceremony at 10 a.m.

Where: The Alamo
              300 Alamo Plaza, San Antonio, TX 78205

About Alamo Trust, Inc. | Alamo Trust, Inc. (ATI) is a 501c3 nonprofit organization that oversees the daily operations at the Alamo and implementation of the Alamo Plan. Located in the heart of San Antonio, the Alamo stands as a Shrine to Texas Liberty. The Alamo tells the story of Texas Independence as part of its rich and diverse 300-year history to over 1.6 million visitors every year and is the #1 most visited destination in the State of Texas. In 1960, the Alamo was designated a United States National Historic Landmark, and in 2015, it became part of the Lone Star State's only UNESCO World Heritage Site. Witness living history, experience authentic artifacts, and explore an iconic landmark that shaped the country. Visit