The Alamo was originally named Mission San Antonio de Valero, which was as home to religious missionaries and their converts for almost 70 years. The city of San Antonio and the Alamo was crucial locations of the Texas Revolution. In December 1835, Ben Milam led Texian and Tejano volunteers against Mexican who were stationed in the city. General Santa Anna arrived three months later to stop the rebellion, pushing back the Texans to the Alamo where they made the famous last stand.
The Alamo is located at 300 Alamo Plaza in downtown San Antonio, Texas. You can easily get to it from Interstate 37. Parking is available at several pay lots nearby the Alamo. It is open year round except Christmas Eve and Christmas Day. The hours are 9:00 A.M. to 5:30 P.M. Monday through Saturday and 10:00 A.M. to 5:30 P.M. The admission is free but they do take donations if you would like to contribute.
A gift museum was built on the site of the Alamo in 1936 and has provided unique and interesting gifts ever since. There you can buy anything from T-shirts to jewelry.
There are nearly 30 hotels with a few blocks of the Alamo that are sure to have rooms for you and your family. Prices range from 77$ per night up to 313$. As for food, there are five places that offer local cuisine that can be found on the same street as the Alamo, including the famous Rosario’s.