Most Texans are familiar with the Alamo as the site of one of the most well-known battles in the Texas Revolution. Fewer are familiar with the historic site’s role in Mexican Independence. On September 16, 1810, Father Miguel Hidalgo y Costillo kicked off the Mexican War of Independence with the Grito de Dolores – a call to arms still celebrated as Mexico’s Independence Day. San Antonia saw three consequential battles in the war for independence, most notably, the Battle of Medina, the deadliest battle in the history of Texas. Those fighting against Spanish rule who survived the battle were imprisoned at the Alamo, and many were executed. More than a third of San Antonio's population died during the war, an enormous toll for any community.               

  • Participate in an in-depth walking tour with the Alamo Education Team
  • Hear about the Alamo as a military fort for the Spanish and then Mexican armies
  • See artifacts from the era of Mexican Independence

Teachers receive a 6 CPE certificate upon participation. There is a one-hour break for lunch on your own.

**Registration for this workshop includes viewing of the Travis Letter on view February 23 through March 24.

Event Information

Thursday, March 21, 2024
9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Event Type:
Alamo Plaza
Street Address:

The Alamo

300 Alamo Plaza

San Antonio, TX 78205

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Additional notes:

A visit to the Alamo and/or attendance at events is an agreement by the participant and/or the parent or guardian to allow the Alamo to photograph and/or film participants without compensation for possible use in digital/print marketing and publicity efforts. Please contact the Alamo’s marketing director at 210-225-1391 with questions or requests to exempt your image from potential promotional use.