We headed for the Alamo first thing this morning after parking the motorhome in a public parking lot a couple of blocks away. (If you take an motorhome downtown, expect to pay a lot of money to park. You can actually take the city bus across the street from the KOA and it will drop you off just as close to the Alamo. We were planning on driving to Dallas later in the day so we had to check out of the KOA park - and unfortunately paid a lot to park downtown.) Cameras and video cameras were not allowed in use inside the Alamo so I don’t have any photos of the inside. There isn’t a lot in there anyway. There are a few display cases and you can peek inside the side rooms but there isn’t much beyond that inside the Alamo. But...it’s free so it’s a great history lesson that’s easy on a large family’s wallet. The majority of what was the Alamo is no more. The church is left because it was considered belonging to the Catholic church so it was never torn down but the other parts of the complex were demolished to modernize and make more room for newer buildings long ago. There are plenty of pictures and a couple of displays illustrating what the area originally looked like in its prime.
The Battle of the Alamo was one of the early fights against the Mexican army in the war for Texas independence. Although it was a horrific defeat for the Texas army, it served as a catalyst that rallied Texans and led to the astounding victory at San Jacinto where General Santa Anna was defeated and captured.