Special Exhibit - Bowie: Man, Knife, Legend

Now Open!

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Bowie: Man ∙ Knife ∙ Legend

The Alamo presents a brand new exhibition exploring the life of legendary Alamo defender James Bowie and his famous knife. James Bowie’s transformation from mere mortal to enduring legend began ten years before his death at the Alamo. The knife that bears his family’s name cuts deeply through American history and culture, even today.

Learn Bowie’s story and the history of the iconic knives.

Experience the frontier blacksmithing process.

Discover the many ways that Bowie’s famous knife has appeared in contemporary culture.

Join us and explore the amazing story of a legend forged in fire and steel!

This exhibit is free to the public.