A Line in the Sand™ Self-Guided Experience offers the complete self-guided package with the Victory or Death™ Audio Tour, narrated by country music singer, songwriter, actor, and nine-time Grammy Award winner, Ray Benson, as well as access to the new Alamo Exhibit at the Ralston Family Collections Center and Alamo Church.

Benson's trusted voice tells the full 300-year history of the site, from its beginnings as a Spanish Mission, to its pivotal role in the Texas Revolution during the 1836 Battle of the Alamo, then later its use as a Quartermaster Depot by the U.S. Army, and finally its recognition as a Texas icon as a memorial and historic site.

Expert voices are woven throughout the tour to provide listeners with the full tapestry of historic research and conservation efforts. Those featured voices include the Alamo's own experienced experts as well as British musician Phil Collins, a world-renowned collector of Alamo artifacts who donated his collection to the State of Texas in 2014 – generosity beyond compare!

The self-guided audio tour leads you through the Alamo Church, grounds, and includes 11 stops in the new Alamo Exhibit at the Ralston Family Collections Center where you can experience the Collector's Journey in a state-of-the-art curatorial environment dedicated to preservation.

  • View the Phil Collins Collection - priceless artifacts gifted to the State of Texas by musician and historian, Phil Collins, including the Battle of the Alamo Diorama featuring his narration.
  • Explore artifacts from the Donald and Louise Yena Spanish Colonial Collection, Alamo Collection, interactive exhibits, and more.
  • Immerse yourself in 10,000 square feet of new gallery space with more than 500 artifacts – many on display for the first time!

The two-story, 24,000-square-foot Ralston Family Collections Center is located in the Alamo Gardens behind the iconic Alamo Church.

This experience is available at a discount for Friends of the Alamo members. Not a member?Join today!

Event Information

Offered daily
9 a.m. to 5 p.m., last entry at 4 p.m.
6 hours
Meet at:
Welcome Center
Welcome Center
Street Address:

The Alamo

300 Alamo Plaza

San Antonio, TX 78205

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Adult $20
Child (12 and under) $18
Adult Military/First Responder/Senior Citizen (65+) $18
Child Military (12 and under) $16
Friends of the Alamo Members $6
Additional notes:

Refund policy: Visitors who do not arrive for their reservation will not receive a refund. Reservation changes must be made one business day in advance to reschedule or receive a full refund. Reservation changes or cancellations can be done by calling the Alamo Group Sales Coordinator at (210) 225-1391, x3005, or email tours@thealamo.org.

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.