The Alamo launches new tour ‘Weapons of the Alamo’

Contact: Karina Erickson Press Secretary Texas General Land Office
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PRESS RELEASE — May 13, 2019

SAN ANTONIO — The Alamo is happy to announce the launch of a brand new, living historybased tour called, “Weapons of the Alamo.”


This will be the first living history-based tour at the Alamo. The Weapons of the Alamo tour will teach visitors about the weapons wielded by Crockett, Esparza, and all the Alamo defenders. Led by an Alamo Living Historian, dressed in 19th century attire, this hour-long tour will unpack the mechanics, use, and importance of rifles, muskets and cannons during the 1836 Battle of the Alamo. Visitors will learn how to load a flintlock firearm, the location and size of the Alamo’s cannons, and much more.

“This tour will give visitors a better sense of what the defenders went through,” Angela Wolfgram said, Director of Living History at the Alamo. “It will offer something for everyone, including those who know very little about the Alamo and history enthusiasts,” she added.

The Weapons of the Alamo tour will take place daily at 10 a.m. and 3 p.m., starting May 13. Visitors can purchase tickets for the tour at the Alamo Welcome Center or online at Tickets will cost $15. 


About Alamo Trust, Inc. | Located in the heart of San Antonio, the Alamo serves as a sacred memorial to all those who lived, fought and died there. Visitors pay homage to the heroes of the 1836 Battle of the Alamo, a defining moment in Texas History. Alamo Trust, Inc., or the Alamo,tells that story of Texas independence, as part of its 300-year history to over 1.5 million visitors every year. To visit the Alamo is to witness living history, experience authentic artifacts and admire an iconic landmark that shaped the country. Visit

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