What Do You Love About the Alamo?

To celebrate #WhyILoveMuseums Day, we asked our followers on social media to tell us what their favorite thing about the Alamo is. Their answers showed that the story of the Alamo defenders is significant to people from all around the world.

One of the most common things Alamo followers mentioned was how humbling their first visit was. Many described it as solemn and hair-raising, in a good way.

“No words can describe the feeling one gets when entering the Church,” one Alamo fan said on Facebook. “Anyone who has never visited needs to make it a priority.”

Visitors listed the Church, the Living History encampment and our exhibits as some of their Alamo favorites.

Entering the Alamo church for the first-time is truly a one-of-a-kind experience. Many of our social media followers agreed with this, sharing their opinion on the Alamo church.

“When I walked through those doors I felt as if I was walking through a vortex,” one visitor said. “I felt a calm and quiet reverence walking the same area the brave and courageous [sic] defended the mission.”

The Alamo is a popular destination on bucket lists worldwide, with people as far away as France saying that they love the story of the Alamo and hope to visit it someday. One visit is not enough as countless Alamo fans said that they were planning on returning to see what has changed since their last visit. One follower say that she first visited the Alamo grounds 75 years ago when she was only five years old in 1943.

Our living history demonstrations, the Alamo Gardens and our artifact collection came up often as some of our visitors favorite things about the Alamo. The Alamo’s expansive collection of artifacts and historical objects was repeatedly described as a must-see attraction, especially for history lovers.

What is your favorite thing about the Alamo? Let us know on our Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram or tell us the next time you visit!

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