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The Alamo – a small, white chapel – stands out in the middle of modern buildings in San Antonio. It was originally established as Mission San Antonio de Valero in 1718 and has been a crossroad of many pivotal historical moments in Texas ever since. Having been under six independent nations and served as a base for five different armies, the rich history and heritage of the Alamo continues to inspire people around the world to this day.

If you’re planning to visit this historic site, don’t forget to look up hotels near the Alamo. Conveniently located along Alamo street, the Fairmount Hotel offers impeccable hospitality and fine dining to make your visit to San Antonio memorable.

What to See at the Alamo

Before you visit the Alamo, it’s recommended to learn a little history of the site. An entertaining way to do this is by watching “Alamo: The Price of Freedom” movie at the nearby Rivercenter Mall IMAX Theatre. At the Alamo, ensure you visit:

The Shrine of Texas Liberty

After a photo out front, walk through the Shrine, which features a lot of historic rooms and interesting artifacts. The Shrine’s back wall holds a special memorial for all the people who lost their lives in the Battle of the Alamo. No photography is allowed here.

The Grounds and Gardens

This site is full of large, old trees that help provide a tranquil, cool environment to take in the rich history. Here, you’ll find monuments with detailed timelines of the site, old cannons that were used in the battle, and six flags representing every nation that ruled over Texas at one time. 

The Diorama

Visit the gift shop at the site to see the incredible diorama of the Alamo. It offers you a unique perspective of how the site looked when the battle took place. You can also buy some awesome memorabilia from the gift shop.

The Fairmount Hotel: The Perfect Place to Stay for Your Visit

Looking for comfortable, first-class hotels near the Alamo after a long day exploring? Look no further than the Fairmount Hotel. From the Alamo, simply head south on Alamo Street – the hotel is located just 0.4 miles away at 401 South Alamo, San Antonio. It’ll take you just eight minutes when walking and 4 minutes when driving.

.04 miles | 8-minute walk

300 Alamo Plaza 78205 San Antonio United States

(210) 225-1391

Monday 9:00 - 17:30

Tuesday 9:00 - 17:30

Wednesday 9:00 - 17:30

Thursday 9:00 - 17:30

Friday 9:00 - 17:30

Saturday 9:00 - 17:30

Sunday 9:00 - 17:30

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