Almo Plaza
The Long Barracks

From the intersection of Avenue E and Houston Street, cross Houston Street back into Alamo Plaza and walk along the stone walls.

During the mission period, these walls formed the convento of the mission. After the North Wall was taken by the Mexicans, the fighting dissolved into a “mopping up” operation. Many of the Alamo Defenders took refuge in the rooms of the old Convento now known as the long barracks which had been prepared for defensive measures. Cannons from the West wall were turned around by Mexican Soldados and used to blow apart the barricaded entrances of each room in the long barracks. Surviving Alamo Defenders were then killed in a bayonet charge.
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Courtesy of Gary Foreman Photography/Mark Lemon Model

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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