The majority of the Alamo’s 1836 Battlefield has been lost in the nearly two centuries since that dramatic battle. The Mexican Army tore down the compound’s outer walls in May of 1836. This left just two structures, the Alamo Church and Long Barrack. San Antonio grew up with the Alamo at its heart, with streets and buildings now occupying the site of the most sacred battle in Texas history. The walls enclosing the gardens behind the Alamo today, as well as the gift shop and other structures around the complex, were added a century or more after the battle.
Explore digital battlefield visualizations to see the Alamo Battlefield as it appeared in 1836, juxtaposed with how the same space looks today. You can view these visualizations on your smart phone, tablet, or computer.