The Travis Letter Returns to The Alamo!

January 9, 2024


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

History enthusiasts and patriots alike, mark your calendars! The iconic Travis Letter, a cornerstone of American and Texan heritage, is making its historic return to the Alamo. Written on February 24, 1836, by William B. Travis during the siege of the Alamo, this letter is not just a document but a symbol of bravery and sacrifice in the face of overwhelming odds.

The Travis Letter, known for its stirring call for aid and its resolute closing, "Victory or Death," will be displayed at the Alamo Exhibit in the Ralston Family Collections Center. This momentous occasion is made possible thanks to the Texas State Library and Archives Commission, which has graciously loaned this treasured artifact.

Exhibit Dates: February 23 - March 24, 2024

Location: Alamo Exhibit, Ralston Family Collections Center (located behind the Alamo Church)

The return of the Travis Letter to the Alamo, its original place of composition, is a historic event, marking its first appearance at the Alamo since 2013. 

Special Admission Announcement: We are 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 p.m. to 5 p.m. This unique opportunity invites everyone to immerse themselves in a significant chapter of history, featuring the renowned Alamo Exhibit, completely free of charge.

Exclusive Preview for Friends of the Alamo: To commemorate this special event, members of Friends of the Alamo are invited to an exclusive sneak preview on Thursday, February 22, 2024. Membership to Friends of the Alamo offers numerous benefits, including daily free admission and expedited entry to this once-in-a-lifetime exhibition. Remember, memberships are also fantastic gifts for history buffs and loved ones!

Don't miss this rare opportunity to witness a pivotal piece of history. The Travis Letter's return to the Alamo is not just an exhibition; it's a chance to connect with a critical moment in the fight for independence and to honor the legacy of those who stood valiantly for their beliefs.

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