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FAQ

Is there a fee to visit the Alamo?

Entrance to the Alamo Church and grounds is free.

When is the Alamo open?

What is there to do at the Alamo?

Daily programming at the Alamo includes several free and family-friendly activities. However, for the best educational experience, we recommend taking an informative guided tour. We have several tour options available for individuals and groups of all sizes. Learn more about guided tours.

What should I wear/bring for my visit?

We recommend that visitors wear comfortable clothes and shoes for their visit to the grounds. During spring and summer months, San Antonio weather is typically hot – wearing sunscreen and drinking plenty of water is recommended.

Are drinks and snacks available?

Yes, there are several vending machines available on the grounds where visitors can purchase bottled water, soda, snacks, and ice cream.

Does the Alamo offer programs or tours for visitors with visual or hearing impairments?

Yes, please contact us at (210) 225-1391 or info@thealamo.org for more information or to schedule a tour.

Does the Alamo offer tours in different languages?

The Alamo offers audio tours in English, Spanish, German, Japanese, and French. Reserve your audio tour here. Spanish Battlefield tours and Spanish private tours may be available with advance notice. Please call (210) 225-1391 ext. 176 to arrange.

Are service animals permitted at the Alamo?

Yes, certified service and therapy animals are permitted.

I’m a teacher planning a field trip to the Alamo. Do I need to schedule the trip with Alamo staff?

Yes. The Alamo welcomes thousands of students to the grounds each year. In order to ensure the best experience for all school groups, field trips must be scheduled with our staff in advance. Visit the Plan A Field Trip page or call (210) 225-1391 ext. 177 for more information.

Is photography or videography permitted at the Alamo?

Photography is not permitted inside the Alamo Church or Long Barrack Museum, and wedding/engagement photography is not permitted on Alamo grounds. Commercial photography and filming projects are considered on a case-by-case basis. These requests may be sent to rcollins@thealamo.org.

Can I hold an event at the Alamo?

The Alamo offers event venue rentals for private ceremonies and receptions. Learn more on the Event Rentals page.

Who owns the Alamo?

The Alamo is owned by the people of the state of Texas. In 2011, the Texas Legislature transferred care of the Alamo to the General Land Office (GLO). The GLO works in partnership with Alamo Complex Management, a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization, to preserve and operate the historic site.

How can I support the Alamo?

Alamo grounds and operations are managed by Alamo Complex Management, a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization. By purchasing a guided or private tour, visiting the gift shop, or making a donation, you help support preservation efforts and share the story of the Alamo with generations to come. Learn more about how you can support the future of the Alamo at www.alamoendowment.org.

I would like to donate an artifact to the Alamo. Who should I contact?

Please contact us at info@thealamo.org