The Alamo

Located in the heart of San Antonio the Alamo stands as a Shrine to Texas Liberty US National Historic Landmark UNESCO World Heritage Site
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Have you ever wanted to write a letter similar to the famous Travis Letter? The Alamo now offers a Travis Letter writing activity where you can show off your writing skills right from your home! This guide walks you through the different components of an 1800s letter including some 1800s slang to...
On This Day in Alamo History - February 8, 1836Former Tennessee Congressman, David Crockett, arrived today in San Antonio.One common legend about Crockett's arrival at the Alamo is that he was the commander of a contingent known as the Tennessee Mounted Volunteers, who followed him from their hom...
Archaeology update! Three excavation units were active this week- EU-2, EU-4, and EU-6. On Monday, archaeologists had to document any damage from the heavy rain that fell last week; luckily there was minimal damage, but the soil within the units remained wet through the end of the week.The first ...
You dont have to live in San Antonio or even Texas to join Friends of the Alamo just ask Mark, all the way from the United Kingdom! He tells us why being part of the network of true history enthusiasts is so important to him.Become a Friends of the Alamo member today! Link in bio!
February 5, 1836Santa Anna to Gen. Ramirez y SesmaHEADQUARTERS, MONCLOVA, MEXICO: Since your Lordship should be ready to march, I hereby instruct you to leave for San Antonio de Bejar with the entire division under your command on the twelfth of the current month, making proportionate daily march...
The Battle of the Alamo Commemoration is a chance to witness history unfold and hear the stories of the Alamo and its defenders.Don't miss the 13-day Commemoration featuring history-packed events that begin on February 23rd with the Opening Ceremony and ends on March 6th with Dawn at the Alamo.Se...
Bring the whole family to Family Day at the Alamo on February 25th from 10 am to 2 pm! Hands-on activities such as simulating a cannon crew, games, and a few surprises throughout the Alamo grounds will delight visitors of all ages.
Come on, Bella, let's go party! Bella the Alamo Cat is strutting into Fiesta season with a Barbie-themed Fiesta medal! It's not plastic, and it's fantastic! Celebrate Fiesta season with the Official 2024 Bella the Alamo Cat Fiesta Medal! All proceeds go to the Bella Fund to support her care.Click...
Join us at the Alamo for the Commemoration Opening Ceremony on Friday, February 23rd at 10 am.February 23 marks the first day of the thirteen-day siege leading up to the Battle of the Alamo in 1836. On this day, the Mexican Army arrived, and the Texians realized that they were outnumbered and ill...
Learn about the Alamos place in San Antonio and Texas History through an after-hours teacher-only walking tour of the Alamo grounds! The tour covers multiple eras in the sites history, including Indigenous history, the Spanish Mission period, the Texas Revolution, Texas annexation and statehood, ...
On this day in history, the Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo was signed on February 2, 1848. The treaty ended the war between the United States and Mexico. By its terms, Mexico ceded 55 percent of its territory, including the present-day states of California, Nevada, Utah, New Mexico, most of Arizona ...
Today we celebrate the birthday of award-winning solo singer, historian, and Alamo enthusiast/collector, Phil Collins!His love for Texas history blossomed at a young age, inspired by the tales of David Crockett. This fascination grew into a lifelong pursuit, culminating in the remarkable Phil Col...