Fortress Alamo: The Key to Texas




Fortress Alamo: The Key to Texas is now open!

On February 1, the Alamo opened its latest special exhibit, Fortress Alamo: The Key to Texas. The new exhibit explores the long and proud history of the Alamo as a fort, and the role it played in creating the city of San Antonio. Fortress Alamo: The Key to Texas tells the story of the site's long military history, and how the Alamo's position on the Texas frontier led to San Antonio becoming known as Military City U.S.A.

"William Barret Travis once called the Alamo the key to Texas, and through this exhibit, visitors will see why that's true," Alamo CEO Doug McDonald said. "We also explore how the Alamo's long military history is still alive and well in the San Antonio today. THere are many veterans and military members who have served in San ANtonio, and they're a part of this story too. We hope they'll bring their families to see this spcial exhibit, and celebrate their role in creating Military City U.S.A."

Fortress Alamo: The Key to Texas is free to the public and will run throughout 2018 during normal operating hours in the Alamo Special Exhibition Hall.

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.