Newly restored and sheltered from the Texas sun, the Alamo's cannon now line the arches of the arcade. Each cannon is the "real deal" - a genuine historic artifact, not a replica. Many of these incredible guns were used during the Battle of the Alamo in 1836 and show the scars of combat.
As you walk down the arcade you might notice that some of the cannons appear damaged. This is part of their history. After the Battle of San Jacinto, the Mexican soldiers still in San Antonio were ordered to destroy the Alamo's cannons so that the Texans could not use them again.