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“Battle for Texas: The Experience” – Bringing History into the Future in San Antonio

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The 13-day battle for Texas, fought by 150 brave and loyal defenders against thousands of Mexican militia, is arguably the greatest chapter in the state’s history. The Alamo, nestled in downtown San Antonio, serves as a monument to the men who sacrificed their lives for our freedom. With over 2.5 million visitors a year, the Alamo continues to maintain its Rules of Reverence befitting its status as the Shrine of Texas Liberty. Visitors are asked to maintain a respectful and solemn demeanor during their time there as a sign of respect for the fallen. For patrons looking for a more interactive and immersive adventure, however, “Battle for Texas: The Experience” is set to open soon and it’s going to be extraordinary.

Experience Texas History Like Never Before

Painting of Alamo defenders shooting at Mexican militia over the Alamo walls

Photo: www.todayinhistory.tumblr.com

BASE Entertainment and The Gold Group, created the attraction so that visitors can connect intellectually, physically and emotionally with the defenders during the 1836 battle. The 22,000 square foot exhibit will feature 11 galleries, where visitors can “journey back in time as they experience the daily lives of early Texas settlers, the tensions leading up to the Texas Revolution, and the climactic battle” which ended with the fall of the Alamo.

“Audiences will feel as if they traveled through time to this crucial point in history,” says Brian Becker, CEO of Base Entertainment. “Through the sights, sounds and even smells, our guests will experience the 13 days of the siege in a personal and visceral way, just like those inside the walls.”

18 pound cannonball fired at General Santa Anna during Battle for Texas
Photo: www.battlefortexas.com

Two years in development, the attraction showcases an important collection of 250 artifacts curated from the private libraries of major collectors and historians, including Santa Anna’s uniform, bed and personal effects kept in his tent, portraits of William B. Travis, Sam Houston and James Bowie, Davy Crockett’s “long knife,” and the cannonball shot at Santa Anna’s Army in response to the “No Quarter” flag.

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