We were very pleased we followed the advice of others here and visited the History Shop before visiting the Alamo. Owner was very knowledgeable and enthusiastic about the subject. We'd have spent much more time at the Alamo if we hadn't gone to the shop. Bunker was very stuffy & warm, we were glad we could skip some of it.
Finally got to visit the History Shop. It has a lot of history you may not get when you visit The Alamo. They have a diorama donated by Phil Collins and with the narration gives a great perspective of the battle of the Alamo. There is also a small dig visible inside showing the underbelly of the grounds. Worth the... 更多
This is a little gem worth every penny. Besides selling maps, books and artefacts this has a scaled model of The Alamo. The owner narrates the history of the battle and for a small fee there is a narrative by the rock star Phil Collins who actually owns the model and shop. Very informative and worth seeing before going into... 更多
The gentleman running The History Shop was very friendly and tried very hard to get our $5 to listen to the story of the Alamo. It was an old, old book shop ready to be a fire hazard. It has a large model of the Alamo to look at while listening. It was dirty, boring and not worth the trip... 更多
The History Shop is a great stop if you like history. Al is an excellent conveyor of information on the events leading up to, during and after the Battle of the Alamo. The twelve minute Phil Collins light show is very good too. I easily good give this an excellent but it is more suited for those who really love... 更多
Go to the Alamo, see and read what is there, then go to the history shop which is just across the street out the gift shop gate. There are all sorts of maps, antique weapons, ect. There is an dig that was sponsored to find artifact from the Alamo Battle. Also there is a scaled model of what the Alamo... 更多
Across the street from the Alamo, this tiny shop is easy to miss. I've passed by it many times over the years but finally went inside recently with my granddaughters and we all loved it. There's an archeological dig right in the middle of the store and the friendly, well informed manager explained the significance of the visible artifacts encased... 更多
We visited the Alamo and then the History Shop. Great little shop. Small dig site and Lights and Sound Alamo display were very well done. My teenagers enjoyed it too. Very nice man running the place. He was very knowledgable about all thing Alamo.
This little hole in the wall shop is fascinating and fun and will make your visit to the Alamo much more enjoyable. This store sells antique maps and guns, but stop in to see the 12ish x 12ish foot replica of the Alamo and pay for the 12 minute audio tour that gives you the history of the site and... 更多
There is a large display of the ALAMO and Michael Collins does a voice over explaining the battle and key movements. It really helped us visualize! Recommend doing this before visiting the Alamo! It was about $5 a person! Cool little shop!