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Open Hours

Open Daily: 9 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.
Collections Center: 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Closed Christmas Day

Last Church/grounds entry is 15 minutes prior to closing
Last Collections Center entry is 1 hour prior to closing


The Alamo does not offer parking but downtown San Antonio has a number of public parking lots close by.
Map of San Antonio parking lots

You can also reserve and pay for parking in advance through SP+ Parking or ParkWhiz.

Buses may unload their passengers at the Houston Street gate, however, buses are not permitted to park there.
Map of San Antonio's bus parking

Places to Stay

We recommend these partner hotels, all walking distance from the historic Alamo.

Explore the Grounds

Stay Cool and Comfortable

Most of the Alamo historic site is outdoors, so be sure to check the weather forecast before your visit, particularly in the summer months when it can be very hot!

We recommend you bring:

    •    Sunscreen
    •    Bug spray
    •    Water
    •    Comfortable shoes
    •    Hat and/or umbrella for shade or inclement weather

Be Respectful

The Alamo has a unique set of rules befitting its status as the Shrine of Texas Liberty and hallowed ground. All visitors are respectfully asked to follow these Rules of Reverence so that everyone can enjoy a safe and reverent atmosphere and to ensure the preservation of the Alamo’s historic structures for generations to come.

  1. Guests, please remove your hats inside the historic Church.
  2. No open food or drinks are allowed inside of the Church, Long Barrack, or Collections Center.
  3. No flash photography, including bulbs or LED lights, permitted inside the historic structures.
  4. No pets (service animals allowed in accordance with the ADA).
  5. No obscene or offensive language on clothing.
  6. No jogging, bicycles, skateboards, hoverboards, or drones.
  7. No alcohol, smoking, vaping, or other use of tobacco products.
  8. No professional photography or videography.
  9. No unathorized firearms (concealed and open carry allowed with permit only).
  10. No soliciting, disruptive, or disrespectful behavior.
  11. No wedding ceremonies in Alamo Plaza or inside Alamo Church

For further, detailed information please see the Alamo's full Site Rules and Policies.

Stay Refreshed

Visitors may bring their own food and drinks on site, however, no open containers are allowed inside Alamo Church, Long Barrack, or the Collections Center.

Food and drinks may be purchased in the Alamo Gift Shop, and vending machines available next to the Collections Center by the restrooms.

Alcohol is not permitted.

Tell Us Your Access Needs

The Alamo strives to provide a memorable experience to every visitor. All public areas of the Alamo are accessible, however, the historic structures may present challenges. Alamo Staff members are here to assist and welcome your access enquiries in advance.

Find out more about how the Alamo can meet your particular access needs, including accessible parking.

Service Animals Welcome!

Trained service animals as defined under the Americans With Disabilities Act (ADA) are always welcome at the Alamo and are permitted to enter the Alamo grounds, Church, and other historic buildings with their handlers. 

Read the Alamo's full Service Animals Policy for detailed guidance.