Daily Programming

The following activities are available at the Alamo daily for visitors.

Audio Tours

$7 per person | Military, convention, & school group discounts available

The Alamo Audio Tour is a 45-minute audio production featuring sound effects, music, and interviews with the Alamo Historian, Dr. Bruce Winders, and other staff members. The tour is available in English, Spanish, German, Japanese, and French, 9 a.m. – 6:00 p.m. daily. Book a tour.

Guided Tours: A Story Bigger Than Texas

$15 per person | Military, convention, & school group discounts available

In its 300 years, the Alamo has shaped the city of San Antonio, ignited the battle for Texas independence, and influenced American history. This 1-hour guided tour explores the heroes and events that have made the story of the Alamo captivating for generations of Texans and visitors. The tour walks along the original footprint of the Spanish mission and ends inside the Alamo Church. The tour is offered at several designated times throughout the day, weather permitting. Book a tour.

History Talks

Free | Private History Talks available

Alamo History Interpreters offer free History Talks in the Living History Encampment at 10:00 a.m., and 11:00 a.m., and in Cavalry Courtyard at 1:30 p.m., 2:30 p.m., 3:30 p.m. and 4:30 p.m. daily. These talks serve as 15 – 20 minute introductions to the history of the Alamo, the Texas Revolution, and the battle that took place in March of 1836. All history talks are followed by a 10-minute question and answer session. Please ask Alamo staff about History Talk times and availability upon arrival. Inquire about private History Talks.

Living History Encampment


Alamo Living History staff provide live living history demonstrations for visitors on the grounds from 9:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. daily. These demonstrations include period impressions, firing demonstrations, and various other activities, such as fire starting, textiles, leather working, etc. Living History staff may also be booked for private events or groups.

Film: Crossroads of History


View this 17-minute film covering 300 years of Alamo history in either the Long Barracks Theater or the Alamo Arbor. Show, continuously daily 9 a.m. – 6:30 p.m.

The Alamo Church


Visiting the Alamo Church and the grounds is free. Souvenir photos are available for purchase.

The Long Barrack Exhibition


The Long Barrack is the oldest building in San Antonio, originally built in 1724 as a convent.  Since then it has been used as a Spanish army barrack and hospital, a fortress, a United States Army quartermaster depot, and more.  Today the Long Barrack serves as a museum dedicated to the history of The Alamo.  The current exhibit, “The Alamo : A Story Bigger Than Texas” show cases the 300 year history of the site.

Visit the Gift Shop

Your purchase at the Alamo gift shop helps preserve history for generations to come. Thank you for your support!

A visit to the Alamo and/or attendance at events is an agreement by the participant and/or the parent of guardian to allow the Alamo to photograph and/or film participants without compensation for possible use in digital/print marketing and publicity efforts. Please contact the Alamo’s marketing director at 210-225-1391 with questions or requests to exempt your image from potential promotional use.