Take a journey through the almost-300-year history of the Alamo Long Barrack, believed to be one of the oldest structures in Texas. From its beginning as a convento housing missionaries, followed by years as a military outpost and hospital, to becoming a commercial center as a booming city grew around it, and ultimately as an historic relic in need of modern-era conservation, the Long Barrack has quite a story to tell.

Engage with living historians, archaeologists, and interpretative guides. Discover how this structure’s history and those who lived here contributed to and reflect the greater story of San Antonio.

Admission is free but advanced registration is strongly encouraged. Entry to the program is every 20 minutes and the total experience lasts approximately one hour.

This special program is held in partnership with the World Heritage Festival.

Event Information

Thursday, September 7, 2023
6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
Long Barrack
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.