The Alamo Offering Extended Hours And A New Slate of Programming

May 24, 2021

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

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Kevin Femmel, Alamo Trust, Inc.
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Office (210) 225-1391x3005
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A crowd in front of Alamo Church watches living historians firing muskets on Alamo Street

Starting Memorial Day weekend, the Alamo will extend hours of operation and add an exciting slate of seasonal programming for the summer! Programming will include the return of several special tours and immersive living history programming in Alamo Plaza.

Beginning May 28, the Alamo's Living Historians will recreate 1830s life in Alamo Plaza where the 1836 battle took place. Made possible by the permanent closure of the portion of Alamo Street running directly in front of the Alamo, visitors will experience demonstrations on topics ranging from 1830s medicine, artillery, the Travis letter, musket firings and more.

The Alamo will have extended peak season hours from May 28 through September 6, with the grounds open 9 a.m. until 7 p.m. The Alamo Church and Special Exhibit will continue to close at 5:30 p.m. during this time. The Alamo grounds may occasionally close at 5:30 p.m. during the summer for private events.

The Young Texans Tourprivate tours, and after hour tours will return to the Alamo for the first time since being cancelled throughout the COVID-19 pandemic. The Young Texans Tour shows visitors what life was like for the Defenders in 1836, and features a lively cannon drill demonstration. Guided tours will also be available daily instead of only on weekends.

The Alamo will also host several special events over the summer, including "Texas Trades" on June 5, a screening of "Walk on the River: A Black History of the Alamo City" on June 18, Independence Day programming on July 4, and programming for David Crockett's birthday on August 17.

For more information and to book tours, visit theAlamo.org today.

What:     Extended Hours And Summer Programming at the Alamo
Who:      Public
When:    May 28 - September 6
Where:   On the Alamo grounds
                300 Alamo Plaza, San Antonio, TX 78205

About Alamo Trust, Inc. | Located in the heart of San Antonio, the Alamo serves as a sacred memorial to all those who lived, fought and died there. Visitors pay homage to the heroes of the 1836 Battle of the Alamo, a defining moment in Texas History. Alamo Trust, Inc., or the Alamo, tells that story of Texas independence, as part of its 300-year history to over 1.6 million visitors every year. To visit the Alamo is to witness living history, experience authentic artifacts and admire an iconic landmark that shaped the country. Visit thealamo.org.