Join us for Commemoration, Feb. 23 - March 6
From Feb. 23 through March 6, the Alamo will host thirteen days of special events and programming to commemorate the Battle of the Alamo. There will be unique programming daily along with over 30 events including historic reenactments, lectures, movie screenings, live music and more. Continue reading.
The Importance of Béxar & the Alamo in the Texas Revolution
Alamo Historian Bruce Winders, Ph. D, examines why the town of San Antonio deBéxar was important enough for Santa Anna to capture it and why the Alamo defenders felt compelled to fight for it at all costs. Continue reading.
Experience The Alamo After Dark, Feb. 27 & March 4
See the Alamo as you've never seen it before! This tour embarks once the sun sets and the Alamo has closed to the public. Participants will learn about the history, preservation and archaeology of the Alamo. Register today.
Artifact of the Month
Among the documents in the Alamo Collection is this letter written by Col. William Barret Travis to Governor Henry Smith. Continue reading.
★ Commemoration events, recognizing the 183rd anniversary of the 1836 Battle
Saturday, Feb. 23 | 10 a.m. - 11 a.m. ★ La Gran Marcha del Ejercito Mexicano | free
February 1836, Mexican troops arrive in San Antonio en masse. Witness a reenactment of the Mexican Army's arrival.
Saturday, Feb. 23 | 6:30 p.m. - 9 p.m. ★ An Evening with Heroes | $25
Join the Alamo for a special, after-hours theater where you will witness the events and conversations that took place the evening before the battle. Register today!
Sunday, Feb. 24 | 10 a.m. - 11 a.m. ★ Never Surrender or Retreat | free
Colonel Travis' impassioned call for reinforcements leaves the Alamo. Watch a live reading and reenactment of this key moment in Texas history.
Thursday, Feb. 28 | 10 a.m. - 11 a.m. ★ Commemoration Lecture: Convergence of Cultures in the Texas Revolution | $10
Historians Miguel Soto, Andrew Torget, and Gregg Dimmick discuss how the history and people of Texas, Mexico and the U.S. converge to create a deeper understanding of the Texas Revolution. Register today!
Friday, March 1 | 10 a.m. - 11 a.m. ★ The Immortal 32 Arrive | free
Gonzales Mayor Connie Kacir will be the Alamo's guest of honor for this special reenactment & tribute to the 32 men from Gonzales who courageously came to the Alamo's aid, knowing they were marching to certain death.
Friday, March 1 | 6 p.m. - 9 p.m. ★ Movie Night at the Alamo | free
Remember the Alamo with a free movie night in the beautiful Alamo Gardens. In commemoration of the 1836 battle of the Alamo, we will be showing a film adaptation of the battle.
Sunday, March 3 | 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. ★ Crockett Fiddle Fest | free
Join the Alamo for our sixth annual Fiddle Fest. This free event takes place on the Alamo grounds and features a full-day of western swing, bluegrass and old-time country music.