Explore the Many Lives of the Alamo's Long Barrack

August 31, 2023


Jonathan Huhn, Alamo Trust, Inc.
Mobile (210) 867-7717

The Alamo is inviting guests to take a journey through the almost 300-year history of the Long Barrack, believed to be one of the oldest structures in Texas, located adjacent to the iconic Alamo Church.

The Many Lives of the Long Barrack event on Thursday, September 7, from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. will guide guests through the four different eras and the enduring legacy of this remarkable structure. It began as a convento housing missionaries, followed by years as a military outpost and a vital hospital. As the city flourished around it, the Long Barrack transformed into a bustling commercial center. Today, it stands as a treasured historic relic, with conservation efforts progressing as part of the Alamo Plan.

Visitors will engage with living historians, archaeologists, and interpretative guides to discover how the Long Barrack's history and those who lived there contributed to and reflect the greater story of San Antonio.

Admission is free, but advanced registration on our website is strongly encouraged. Entry to the program is every 20 minutes, and the total experience lasts approximately one hour.

This special program is held in partnership with the World Heritage Festival, an annual collaborative event to celebrate and promote the San Antonio Missions, the only UNESCO World Heritage Site in Texas.

Join the Alamo for this interactive journey through the storied Long Barrack!

What:   The Many Lives of the Alamo Long Barrack

Who:    Public

When:  Thursday, September 7, 2023, 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.

Where: The Alamo - Long Barrack
              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 theAlamo.org.