Battle of the Alamo Commemoration

Start Date:
Mar 06, 2018
Start Time:
09:00 AM
End Date:
Mar 06, 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.


6 - 7 a.m. | Dawn at the Alamo

In partnership with the San Antonio Living History Association, Dawn at the Alamo describes the events leading up to the morning of the battle. Two youth choirs will perform following the program, which will conclude with a musket volley.


9 a.m. – 4 p.m. | Living History

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


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.


10 - 11 a.m. | After the Fall

This ceremony, presented in partnership with the Sons of the Republic of Texas, commemorates the 1836 Siege and Battle.


Noon – 1 p.m. | Lunch Lecture: Mexican Troop Movement of the Texas Revolution

The Mexican Army’s movement into Texas and the subsequent battles that it spawned are the subjects of this installment of the Alamo’s Tricentennial Lecture Series. John Tyler presents the movement of one of the finest armies of the time across Mexico, ultimately culminating at the Battle of San Jacinto on April 21, 1836. This session is $15 per person and includes a Jason’s Deli lunch box.

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2 – 3 p.m. | Commemoration Ceremony: Memorial Service for the Heroes of the Alamo

This program, presented in partnership with the Alamo Mission Chapter of the Daughters of the Republic of Texas, honors the heroes of the Alamo who valiantly fought and died on March 6, 1836. The ceremony features a performance by Fort Sam’s Own 323d Army Band and a roll call of the nations and states where each defender came from.


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 – 7 p.m. | Remember the Defenders

This poignant ceremony presented in partnership with the Alamo Defenders Descendants Association commemorates the lives of the 189 defenders who died on March 6, 1836 at the Battle of the Alamo and honors the sacrifice they and their families made in the name of Texas’ independence.


The Alamo

300 Alamo Plaza

San Antonio, TX 78299

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