Almo Plaza
The Church

Move to the green space in front of the church and stop here

The last defense of the Alamo was here. An elevated earthen gun platform had been erected at the east end of the church and three cannon were placed there. Gun crews included Almaron Dickinson and Gregorio Esparza. The few remaining defenders at the cemetery low wall and palisade wall took refuge in the Alamo church. From the elevated gun platform at the back of the church, along with the gun crews, the small band shot and killed the attacking soldados until the defenders were overwhelmed.

Gary Foreman Photography/Model by Mark Lemon

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Almo Plaza


This mobile tour of historic Alamo Plaza would not have been possible without the assistance of many partners.

Dr. Bruce Winders, The Alamo Curator, Historian and Author

Gary L. Foreman, Native Sun Productions

George Nelson, Author of The Alamo: An Illustrated History

The Daughters of the Republic of Texas

State of Texas General Land Office

The Alamo Chapter #40, The Sons of the Republic of Texas

Bob Benavides, San Antonio Living History Association

City of San Antonio’s, Office of Historic Preservation

City of San Antonio’s, Center City Development Office

Images were provided by the following individuals and institutions:

Gary Foreman Photography/Model by Mark Lemon

The Alamo Collection, Artist Gary Zaboly

Mike Harris

The McNay Art Museum

George Nelson

Bruce Mackenzie Martin