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Battle For Texas: The Experience
Battle For Texas: The Experience

Battle For Texas: The Experience

849 E Commerce St, San Antonio, TX 78205, USA, San Antonio, Texas, 78205

The Basics

Spanning 22,000 square feet (2,044 square meters), the experience features 11 thematic galleries that tell the story from both the Texan and Mexican perspectives, integrating more than 250 artifacts from the battle. You can design your own flag, explore inside Santa Anna’s tent, push a cannon up a ramp, and cross the famous line in the sand. At the end, add a photo of yourself into a digital mosaic of the Texas flag.

Visit the experience on its own, or combine it with the Alamo, located about a block away. Entry to the experience is included as part of some multi-attraction San Antonio sightseeing passes. Or combine the experience with a hop-on hop-off bus tour and a river cruise.

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Things to Know Before You Go

  • The experience is a must-visit for history buffs and suitable for families with kids.

  • Free admission is offered for children under the age of 6.

  • Audio guides are available in English and Spanish.

  • Download the mobile app to enhance your experience.

  • There are no restrooms at the experience itself, but there are public restrooms inside the Shops at Rivercenter mall in which it's located.

  • The experience is wheelchair accessible.

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How to Get There

The experience is located in the basement of the Shops at Rivercenter, adjacent to Alamo Plaza in downtown San Antonio. A number of parking garages are available at Rivercenter. VIVA Service Line Route 301 also stops nearby.

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When to Get There

Battle for Texas: The Experience is open daily, with extended hours on Saturday. Lantern-lit night tours are available on Saturday night. Most visitors spend around 60 to 90 minutes here.

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Artefact Highlights

Battle For Texas brings together more than 250 key artifacts. Highlights include Davy Crocket’s “long knife”; Santa Anna’s uniform, bed, and personal effects, including his presidential sword and scabbard; Sam Houston’s boots, spurs, and saddle blankets; and the cannonball shot at Santa Anna’s army in response to the “no quarter” flag.

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