Almo Plaza
Low Wall

Continue walking south along the long barracks until you reach an interpretive bronze marker at the end of the building.

From the Long Barracks corner, notice the two parallel lines on the pavement going south to the corner of the planter outlining the low barrack. The low cemetery wall separated the Mission San Antonio de Valero Church and cemetery or “Campo Santo” in front from the compound’s main plaza.

Some number of Alamo defenders retreated behind this wall and along with defenders of the palisaded wall continued to fight here. It was reported that hand-to-hand combat took place at this wall. By this time a small diversionary force of soldados had taken the 18 pound cannon at the southwest corner and the Main Gate. The Gate was opened, and more soldados poured into the Alamo. Resistance at the Low Wall was brief. Mrs. Susanna Dickinson, wife of Captain Almaron Dickinson later stated that she recognized the body of David Crockett in this courtyard close to the church door.
Low Wall

Courtesy of The Alamo Collection, Artist Gary Zaboly

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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