PHOTOS: AmericaJR Tours The Alamo in San Antonio, TX

Outside the entrance to The Alamo

The Alamo Mission in San Antonio is commonly called The Alamo” and was originally known as Misión San Antonio de Valero. It was founded in the 18th century as a Roman Catholic mission and fortress compound, and today is part of the San Antonio Missions World Heritage Site in San Antonio, Texas. It was the site of the Battle of the Alamo in 1836, and is now a museum in the Alamo Plaza Historic District. Following a 13-day siege, Mexican troops under President General Antonio López de Santa Anna launched an assault on the Alamo Mission killing all of the Texian defenders. Buoyed by a desire for revenge, the Texians defeated the Mexican Army at the Battle of San Jacinto, on April 21, 1836, ending the revolution.

Visit The Alamo at 300 Alamo Plaza, San Antonio, Texas. For more information and tours, visit