An incredible collection of many never-before-seen artifacts.

This unforgettable, curated exhibition provides views with an in-depth perspective on the stirring story of the Battle of the Alamo. You’ll come away inspired by the historic battle and its legacy of Texas pride. The exhibition includes over 250 artifacts brought together in one location for the first time ever. Below is a small sample of what you’ll see.


 

Davy Crockett’s Long Knife


This historic knife belonged to the venerable former Congressman from Tennessee, Davy Crockett. The famous hunter wrote in his memoirs that he once killed a bear using only his long knife, meaning this weapon may have played a direct role in the legendary bear-killer’s exploits.

Santa Anna’s Captured Sash Pistol


Along with his uniform, sword and other military items, Santa Anna’s sash pistol was captured by Texian forces at the Battle of San Jacinto. The pistol exhibits the fine, old-world workmanship expected of a commander’s sidearm.

Juan Seguin’s Holster


One of the heroes of the war, Seguin commanded troops and carried a letter from Travis to Sam Houston. Sequin was ordered not to return to the Alamo, thus missing the battle. But, he would later lead men at the Battle of San Jacinto with the battle cry of “Remember the Alamo”. The simple but rugged design of his holster is typical of the era.

The Neill Bowie Knife


This brass-backed Bowie knife belonged to Alamo Commander Colonel James Clinton Neill. The knife is believed to be a gift to Colonel Neill by Colonel James Bowie following the siege of San Antonio. Neill, who passed command of the Alamo to Colonel Travis, is believed to have fired the first shot of the Texas Revolution at the “Come and Take It” skirmish at Gonzales and was injured at the Battle of San Jacinto.

Santa Anna’s Presidential Sword and Scabbard


Among the impressive items captured by Texian forces, none is more historic than the actual sword surrendered by Santa Anna to Sam Houston following the battle of San Jacinto. Gazing in person upon the finely detailed weapon, one can almost feel what it must have been like at this monumental moment in Texas history.

Alamo 18 lb. Cannon Ball


A true battle relic, this 18-pound cannon ball was fired by Texian artillery at the Mexican forces during the siege. Launched from an “18 Pounder”, as the cannon was called, the cannon ball was fired from the mission in the direction of San Fernando Cathedral in response to Santa Anna’s famous “No Quarter” flag.

1830 Regulation Mexican Infantry Shako Helmet


This fine example of a Mexican infantry helmet is typical of the type worn by the attacking foot soldiers. The Napoleonic styling is representative of the units deployed by the “Napoleon of the West.”

Rare Early American 1830’s Bowie Knife


This example of the famous knife is identical to the Crockett-Clay knife given by Crockett as gift to Henry Clay when Crockett joined the Whig party.