The Alamo Announces the 188th Commemoration Events Including the Historic Return of the Travis Letter

February 5, 2024


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

Join us in honoring the valor and sacrifice of the Alamo Defenders at the 188th Commemoration of the Battle of the Alamo. This year's commemoration, running from February 23 to March 6, 2024, features a series of events designed to bring to life the poignant story of the Alamo. The highlight of this year's commemoration is the historic return of the original Travis Letter to the Alamo grounds, on display for the first time since 2013 in the Ralston Family Collections Center.

Commemoration Opening Ceremony - February 23, 2024
Kick-off the commemoration with us at the Opening Ceremony, marking the start of the 12-day siege in 1836. Witness living history demonstrations and step back in time to experience the arrival of the Mexican Army.
Location: Alamo Plaza, 10:00 a.m.

Never Surrender or Retreat- February 24, 2024
Relive a pivotal moment in Texas history with a reading of Colonel William Travis' legendary letter. Join us for this stirring tribute to courage and resilience.
Location: Alamo Plaza, 10:00 a.m. to 10:30 a.m.

Evening with Heroes - February 24, 2024
Experience the Alamo after hours. Our 17th annual Evening With Heroes offers a guided, candlelit tour through historical scenarios, immersing you in the night before the final attack.
Location: Meet at the Alamo Welcome Center, 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.

Family Day - February 25, 2024
A day of interactive, educational fun awaits families! Enjoy hands-on activities and learn about life during the siege through games and simulations.
Location: Alamo Plaza, 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.

The Immortal 32 Arrive! - March 1, 2024
Honor the brave 32 men from Gonzales who reinforced the Alamo Defenders. Special guests include the Mayor of Gonzales and descendants of these heroes.
Location: Alamo Plaza, 10:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.

Dawn at the Alamo - March 6, 2024
Join us for a solemn tribute to the Alamo Defenders. This ceremony, complete with readings, music, and a musket volley, honors their ultimate sacrifice.
Location: Alamo Plaza, 6:00 a.m. to 7:00 a.m.

Return of the Travis Letter - February 23 to March 24, 2024
Don't miss the return of the Travis Letter, a symbol of unyielding resolve. View this historic document at the Alamo Exhibit, with special viewing opportunities for Friends of the Alamo members. We are also thrilled to announce that the Ralston Family Collections Center will open its doors to the public at no cost on the following dates: February 26 - 27, March 4 - 5, and March 18 - 19, from 1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Location: Ralston Family Collections Center, 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

We invite you to be part of this memorable tribute to a pivotal chapter in American history.

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