Living Historian demonstrating a textile loom to visitors

While they may seem old-fashioned today, skills like blacksmithing and tailoring were essential for survival on the Texas frontier. Learn about how these skills and others were used in the 1830s at "Texas Trades."

This living history event will take place throughout the Alamo grounds. There will be different stations set up where visitors of all ages can learn about trades used in the 1830s Texas like the printing press, textiles, blacksmithing, sewing, weaving, and more. Visitors will get to experience these trades first hand from the Alamo's Living History team, who perform these activities using 19th century tools and attire.

Don't miss this family-friendly event at the Alamo!

Event Information

Saturday, May 6, 2023
9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Alamo Plaza
Street Address:

The Alamo

300 Alamo Plaza

San Antonio, TX 78205

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Additional notes:

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