Battle of the Alamo Commemoration

Start Date:
Mar 02, 2018
Start Time:
09:00 AM
End Date:
Mar 02, 2018
End Time:
5:30 PM
Public Event


Remember the 1836 siege and Battle of the Alamo with 13 days of interactive living history programming and special events to commemorate the anniversary of the siege.


9 a.m. – 4 p.m. | Gary Zaboly’s Alamo

Celebrated illustrator, author, and historian Gary Zaboly presents larger-than-life versions of his illustrations that have brought the Alamo to life for generations of Texans.


9 a.m. – 5 p.m. | Virtual Alamo

Visit the Long Barrack to see what the Alamo battlefield would have looked like in 1836 with this virtual experience.


9 a.m. – 4 p.m. | Living History

Interact with live Living History demonstrations exploring the culture and artillery of frontier Texas.


10 a.m. – 4 p.m. | The Return of the Battle Cannons!

Two Alamo battle cannons return to the grounds after being restored and preserved by Texas A&M University. See the unveiling of the newly-restored cannons, learn about the conservation process, and interact with the cannons and artillerymen of 1830s Texas.


12:30 p.m. – 2 p.m. | Commemoration Ceremony: Texas Independence Day

This program, presented in partnership with the Alamo Mission Chapter of the Daughters of the Republic of Texas, commemorates Texas Independence Day. The event is free and all visitors are welcome.


4 – 4:30 p.m. | Voices from the Past

A member of the Alamo garrison reads historic texts that describe what is happening at the Alamo during each day of the siege. 


6:30 – 9 p.m. | Movie Night: The Alamo

A special showing of the 1960 John Wayne classic The Alamo in the beautiful Alamo Gardens. Blankets and lawn chairs are encouraged. Refreshments will be available for purchase. Gates open at 6:30 p.m., movie begins at 7 p.m.

The Alamo

300 Alamo Plaza

San Antonio, TX 78299

Allegra Zwaan
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