Alamo Facts for Kids
- Name: The Alamo
- Location: San Antonio, Texas, USA
- Address: 300 Alamo Plaza, San Antonio, TX 78205
- Built: 1718 CE
- Significance: Site of the Battle of the Alamo
- Visitors: 8+ million (annually)
23 Alamo Facts for Kids
- The Alamo is a Spanish mission and fortress that was made famous by the Battle of the Alamo in 1836.
- The Alamo is formally known as the Alamo Mission in San Antonio.
- The Alamo is part of the Alamo Plaza Historic District.
- The Alamo is in San Antonio, Texas, United States.
- The street address of The Alamo is 300 Alamo Plaza, San Antonio, TX 78205.
- The GPS coordinates of The Alamo are 29°25′33″N 98°29’10”W.
- The Alamo and its surrounding area cover around five acres.
- The Alamo was founded by Spanish Franciscan Antonio de Olivares.
- The Alamo was built in 1718.
- The Alamo was built out of limestone blocks.
- The Alamo became famous after the Battle of the Alamo in 1863.
- The Battle of the Alamo was fought over 12 days.
- The Battle of the Alamo was fought between February 23rd and March 6th, 1836.
- The Battle of the Alamo was fought between the Republic of Texas and the Mexican Republic.
- The Mexican Republic won the Battle of the Alamo and killed all the Texian and immigrant occupants.
- The cruelty of the Mexican troops became a rally cry for both Texas settles and illegal immigrants. They joined the Texian army in large amounts. Less than three months later the Mexican Army was defeated.
- American folk hero David Crockett fought and died during the Battle of the Alamo.
- The phrase “Remember the Alamo” was made famous by General Sam Houston. He used the phrase while addressing his troops two days before the Battle of San Jacinto.
- In 1883, the State of Texas purchase The Alamo from the Catholic Church for $20,000.
- In 1985, the Daughters of the Texas Republic was formed to preserve the Alamo for future generations.
- In 1960, The Alamo was designated as a U.S. National Historic Landmark.
- In 1983, The Alamo was designated as a Texas State Antiquities Landmark.
- In 2015, The Alamo was designated as a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
Pictures of The Alamo
A picture of the front of the Alamo.
A picture of the Alamo and a cannon.
A picture of the Alamo at night.
A picture of the Alamo’s door.
A picture of the Alamo’s bell.
A picture of a cannon from the Alamo.
Find More Facts About the Alamo
- The Alamo Offical Website – The offical website for The Alamo in San Antonio, Texas, USA.
- Battle of the Alamo – Learn about the battle that made the Alamo famous on the History Channel website.
- Alamo – Britannica – Discover more information and facts about the Alamo on the Britannica website.
- Alamo Mission – Wikipedia – Find more cool facts, data and information about the Alamo Mission on Wikipedia website.