Rendering of front facade of Alamo Visitor Center and Museum
A conceptual rendering of the Alamo Visitor Center & Museum, with the Crockett and Woolworth Buildings repurposed. Not final.

The Alamo Visitor Center and Museum, which Bexar County recently approved $25 million in funding for over the next five years, will open in 2026 and repurpose the historic Crockett and Woolworth buildings.

The Visitor Center will also feature a 4D theater, special event space, rooftop restaurant, retail space, and will be home to the entire Phil Collins Texana Collection.

The Museum will tell the full 300-year history of the Alamo through primary interpretive topics including:

  • Indigenous Native American groups
  • Spanish Colonial Settlement
  • Independence and Revolution
  • The Battle of the Alamo and its strategic significance
  • How the Alamo was preserved from ruin to memorial
  • San Antonio Civil Rights movement in the space where it happened in the Woolworth building

We plan on working with stakeholders across the city, county, and state to ensure that there is a historically accurate narrative that tells the complete story of the site. This narrative will inform all future exhibit design and interpretation.  Our goal is to create a visitor experience that is truly worthy of the Alamo and the rich, diverse cultural heritage of our community.

Kate Rogers, Executive Director of The Alamo Trust
Conceptual rendering of museum lobby with view of Alamo Plaza
A conceptual rendering of the lobby of the Alamo Visitor Center and Museum. Not final.

The Visitor Center will be over 100,000 square feet in total, with 32,000 square feet dedicated to museum galleries for programming. This exhibit space will be in addition to the 10,000 square feet of space found in the upcoming Alamo Collections Center, bringing the amount of exhibit space that the Alamo has today from 1,800 square feet to over 42,000.

The Alamo Exhibit, which displays only 1% of the artifacts in the Alamo Collection today, will be transformed into an education center. This learning space will keep Alamo history alive with classes for all ages, a studio for distance learning opportunities, and a space for guest lectures.

Gallagher & Associates estimates that the Alamo Visitor Center and Museum will create $12 billion in economic benefits, over 8,100 jobs, and more than $600 million in tax revenues for the State of Texas. This data is based off pre-pandemic Alamo attendance numbers and covers the first two years of museum construction and the subsequent five years of operations after opening.

Check this page and follow Official Alamo on social media for updates on the Visitor Center and Museum.
 

conceptual rendering of a theater in Alamo visitor center
A conceptual rendering of the Alamo Visitor Center's 4D Theater.
conceptual rendering of the Battle of the Alamo gallery in the Visitor Center.
A conceptual rendering by Gallagher & Associates of what the Battle of the Alamo gallery might look like. Not final.
Conceptual rendering of deck view overlooking Alamo Plaza
Conceptual rendering of deck view from the Alamo Visitor Center and Museum, not final.