The Alamo Will Reopen Church With Timed Ticketing System on September 3

August 31, 2020

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Visitor Services staff member scans a guest's ticket to enter Alamo Church
Visitors can use their phone or a printed ticket to check-in up to 10 minutes before their designated time slot to enter the Church.

Remember the Alamo? Welcome back! After reopening the Alamo grounds on August 20th, the Alamo is happy to announce that visitors will be able to tour the inside of the Church starting Thursday, September 3. Like many other historic sites and museums, the Alamo will be implementing a new timed ticketing system to help visitors practice social distancing and manage the number of people in the Church at once.

"With this new ticketing system, visitors can once again experience the awe-inspiring feeling of being inside the Alamo Church," Alamo CEO Doug McDonald said. "We hope that visitors remember that because of the nature of this pandemic, our new procedures like timed ticketing are fluid and may evolve as required to protect our staff and the public."

As always, touring the Church remains 100% free. To help stop the spread of COVID-19, visitors will need to reserve their free ticket to enter the Church ahead of their visit on Visitors can check-in with their tickets up to 10 minutes before their scheduled time with a Visitor Services Representative in front of the Church.  A maximum of 50 people will be allowed inside at once, and visitors will have 30 minutes to explore the inside of the Church. Afterward, visitors are free to explore the rest of the grounds as long as they like.

Tickets will not be required to walk the general Alamo grounds, and are only required for the Church since it is a smaller, enclosed space. Additional timed tickets will be available at the Alamo Welcome Center for walk-ups, who will be offered a ticket at the next available time unless no additional bookings are available that day. When booking their free timed ticket online, guests will have the option of adding an audio tour at an additional cost.

Graphic that displays COVID guidelines at the Alamo

Visitors who do not feel comfortable visiting the Alamo just yet can take a virtual tour of the site while discussing history with an Alamo Tour Guide in real-time. Alamo Virtual Tours happen twice per day, at 10 a.m. and 1 p.m., and tickets can be purchased at The public can also enjoy a free, 3D panoramic view of Alamo Plaza on our website.

The Alamo will continue to monitor state, city, federal government, and Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) guidance as the COVID-19 pandemic evolves. For updates on the Alamo's reopening plans during COVID-19, please follow Official Alamo on Facebook for updates.

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