If you’ve seen Peewee’s Big Adventure, there is one thing that you have learned about the Alamo. It does not have a basement. What does the Alamo have though? It is a symbol of overcoming impossible odds, and freedom. A representation and reminder sometimes of what we need in life. Out of the many great symbols of America, visiting the Alamo should be high on your list.
The Alamo has a long history and was originally started as a mission in 1724. It’s most famous relevance though is the Battle of the Alamo. It’s a grand old story of how a few Texans who were vastly outnumbered stood against the Mexican Army. It represents our nations struggle and rise of independence and freedom in adversity.
There are plenty of tours for you to take of the Alamo and enrich your experience as you learn the story of one of the great icons of American history.
You can take the Battlefield tour. You can relive the 1836 battle that took place here, one of the most iconic in America’s rich history of battles. Visit the Alamo Shrine for free. It is the center point of the Alamo. Its ornate façade is where some sought refuge and held their last stance in the great battle. Stop in at the oldest building on the site, it is now known as the Long Barrack Museum. It is over 300 years old, and has served many purposes, even being the town general store for a time in the 1870’s Take some time and peruse the Wall of History. It is located right next to the gift shop and provides a physical representation of the unique 300 year history of the Alamo. You can then stop in at the gift shop to grab a souvenir or two of your visit.
We are a nation of great history. Sometimes we take for granted what so many fought for, for us to have our freedom. Visit the Alamo and be reminded of what we have obtained and overcome, and take pride in your American heritage at one of iconic reminders of our won battles.