The Alamo Comprehensive Interpretive Plan
Now underway, the Alamo Comprehensive Interpretive Plan is an exceptional undertaking that combines urban planning and regeneration, heritage interpretation, content and collection development, museum and exhibition design, operational planning, and public consultation. The initiative’s principal aim is to restore dignity and respect to the site, creating spaces where visitors and local communities can feel reverence for the fallen, and pride in this unique cultural asset in the heart of downtown San Antonio. The proposed plan will dramatically improve the public’s experience and understanding of the history of the Alamo while reclaiming its historic footprint and implementing more than 3.5 acres of the public Plaza de Valero, with the addition of over 100 shade trees. As one of America’s most iconic, cherished, and recognizable heritage sites, The Alamo’s recent master planning efforts have included exhaustive documentary research of the site’s evolution, integrity, and significance, all to elevate the visitor experience and honor the reverent history of the site.
One of the most ambitious aspects of the plan is the creation of a 130,000-sq. ft. world-class museum, in addition to innovative programming and strategic alliances to more strongly unify the four other Spanish Colonial missions that comprise the San Antonio Missions World Heritage Site.