Alamo Plaza

As you enter Alamo Plaza, you are welcomed by legends with two beautiful sculpted bronze statues that convey the humanity and heroism of the story of the Alamo.

Bronze statue of David Crockett in Alamo Plaza with Alamo Church in the background

David Crockett by George Lundeen

David Crockett was a frontiersman who became a well-known politician and humorist in early 19th century America. After losing his re-election bid in 1835, Crockett vowed to go to Texas where he expected to revive his political career. Instead, David Crockett became one of the best-known Alamo heroes.

Bronze statue of Susannah Dickinson holding her daughter, Angelina, in Alamo Plaza

Susannah Dickinson & Angelina Dickinson by Bruce Greene

Susannah Dickinson and her daughter, Angelina Dickinson, moved to Béxar with her husband, Almeron, in February 1836. During the Battle of the Alamo, Susanna and Angelina took shelter in the sacristy of the church. After the battle, and Almeron's death, they were freed to spread the word of what had happened at the Alamo. Susannah later remarried and ran a boarding house until her death in 1883.

18 Pounder Losoya House Exhibit

At the Southwest corner of the Alamo, you are welcomed by Alamo Defender, José Toribio Losoya at the location of his family's home.

Statue of Toribio Losoya

José Toribio Losoya by William Easley

José Toribio Losoya was born in the Alamo barrio on April 11, 1808, only to pass away less than three decades later during the Battle of 1836 defending the Alamo. The family's two-room stone house, an old Indian dwelling that had been deeded to them, was on the Plaza de Valero near the southwest corner of the mission compound.

Cavalry Courtyard

Walk among legends in Cavalry Courtyard where six additional beautiful sculpted bronze statues commemorate the historic past. 

The Alamo installed these stunning bronze sculptures of historical figures from the Texas Revolution in our Cavalry Courtyard. Some statues are recognizable from their former locations at SeaWorld and the Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center, while others were crafted specifically for the Alamo Sculpture Trail, following the footpath from the Briscoe Western Art Museum to the Alamo.

William Barret Travis by Glenna Goodacre

William Barret Travis accomplished much before his death at the Alamo in 1836. He taught school, edited a newspaper, and passed the bar all before turning 21 years-old. Travis arrived at the Alamo in February 1836. His definitive cry, "Victory or Death," ensured that Texans remembered the Alamo.

James Bowie by Deborah Fellows

A natural leader, James Bowie played an important role in the Texas Revolution. Bowie and Travis served as co-commanders of the Alamo until Bowie became so ill that he was confined to his sickbed, where he was killed in the famous battle on March 6, 1836.

John William Smith,'El Colorado' by Chris Navarro

The very first Mayor of San Antonio under the Republic of Texas, John William Smith, played an important role in early Texas history. In December 1835, he helped guide the Texans through the streets during the Battle of Béxar. Smith later carried Travis' messages out of the Alamo to the colonies east in 1836 and he served in the Texan Army at the Battle of San Jacinto.

Juan Nepomuceno Seguin by Enrique "Kiko" Guerra

Born to a prominent San Antonio family, Juan Seguin led a life of service to his community. He was both a soldier and politician, becoming Mayor of San Antonio in 1841. During the Texan Revolution, Seguin supported independence. He served as an Alamo courier, and valiantly led his fellow Tejanos as a Captain at the Battle of San Jacinto. After accepting the formal surrender of Mexican forces at San Antonio, Seguin oversaw the burial ceremonies for the Alamo defenders' ashes.

Bronze statue of Emily Morgan from the waist up

Emily West Morgan by Eddie Dixon

Born in New Haven, Connecticut, Emily West was a free woman of mixed race who became one of Texas' best-known legends. On April 16, 1836, the Mexican Army captured West and other New Washington, TX residents. Legend would later credit West with sending word of San Anna's whereabouts to Houston and then entertaining the Mexican general, distracting him enough that Houston's troops swept in at San Jacinto and defeated the Mexican army.