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Anniversary of the Siege and Battle of the Alamo

2017 Commemoration Activities


The Alamo invites you to Remember the Alamo with thirteen days of interactive living history programming and special events to commemorate the anniversary of the 1836 siege and battle.


Historical Siege Readings Feb. 23 - March 6, 10 a.m. & 2 p.m. daily

Alamo Living Historians present historical readings that illustrate what was happening at the Alamo during each day of the 1836 siege. Siege Readings are free to the public, in front of the Alamo Church, and last approximately 10 - 15 minutes.

Regular Living History programming will be offered on the grounds from 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. daily.


Ride for Texas Independence Friday, Feb. 24, 10 a.m.

February 24, 1836, Alamo commander William B. Travis wrote his now famous "Victory or Death" letter, and sent Courier Albert Martin to ride across Texas to deliver his impassioned plea for reinforcements. 

Alamo Living History staff re-create this historic event, followed by interactive activities for visitors to learn more about 19th century letter writing, printing, transportation and more. Free to the public.


An Evening With Heroes Friday, March 3, 6:30 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.

What would it have been like to be present at the Alamo during the siege leading up to the battle? Join the Alamo for a special, after-hours theater where you'll witness the events and conversations that took place the evening before the final attack.

An Evening With Heroes takes place after the Alamo is closed to the public, allowing you to experience the grounds like you never have before. A guide will lead your group through seven candlelit scenarios as you witness history unfold. 

Tours will depart every 10 minutes, with the first tour beginning at 6:30 p.m.  Each tour will last approximately 45 minutes.

Space is limited, so book your Evening With Heroes tour today!


Fiddle Fest Saturday, March 4, 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. 

The Alamo presents its ever-popular Fiddle Fest, a FREE event on the Alamo grounds featuring a full day of western swing, bluegrass, and old time country from world renowned artists Jason Roberts (Asleep at the Wheel, Van Morrison), Rick McRae (George Strait), and Ron Knuth (Willie Nelson, Hank Williams, Jr.).

Special thanks to our Fiddle Fest sponsors: KJ97, Don Strange Catering, Dykema Cox Smith, DOCUmation, and VIA.

View the full schedule of performers.


Dusk At the Alamo Monday, March 6, 6 p.m.

A year after the battle at the Alamo, Colonel Juan N. Seguín and his battalion returned to San Antonio to hold a memorial service in honor of their fallen comrades.

Alamo Living Historians commemorate the lighting of the funeral pyres with a brief ceremony in front of the Alamo Church. Juan Seguin's memoral address will be recited in English and Spanish.