Events Commemorate the Fall of the Alamo

Several events commemorating the Battle of the Alamo are taking place today at the Shrine of Texas Liberty.

The 13-day siege ended March 6, 1836 when Santa Anna’s troops stormed the walls and overpowered the Alamo defenders

Events began at 6 this morning with Dawn at the Alamo. The San Antonio Living History Association will present interactive demonstrations exploring the culture and artillery of frontier Texas.You can visit the long barrack to see what the Alamo battlefield looked like in 1836, thanks to a virtual experience.

A lunch and lecture are scheduled at noon as part of the Alamo’s Tricentennial Lecture Series. John Tyler will discuss the movement of the Mexican Army across Mexico, ultimately culminating at the Battle of San Jacinto on April 21, 1836.

The last commemoration ceremony of the day titled Remember the Defenders will start at 6 this evening. It will focus on the lives of the 189 defenders who died on March 6, 1836 at the Battle of the Alamo.


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