Each March, one weekend is set aside as Remembering The Alamo Weekend at the Alamo. The fall of the Alamo happened on March 6, 1836 so the Saturday and Sunday nearest to this date is used for this event.
So what goes on during this important weekend? Actors dressed in period clothing demonstrate how everyday tasks were done by people who lived around the Alamo.
There are actual demonstrations and educational programs so this is a great learning experience, both for those who are interested in the Alamo and for homeschoolers. It is Texas history textbooks come to life! Homeschoolers can see up close and personal how life was back in the 1800s. If you can, bring your homeschoolers to this important event.
Demonstrations are shown about how both the Mexicans and the Texans lived. You will learn about how they prepared food, played music, practiced medicine with herbs, how they made cloth and clothing, and how they fought battles. The entire weekend is free to the public.
On the actual anniversary of the fall of the Alamo which is March 6, a reenactment of the battle is performed for visitors. This starts one hour before dawn and is free to the public.
There is also a time of silence and honor for those lost at the Alamo. 13 candles are lit representing the 13 days of the siege and wreaths are presented to honor the lost. Various eyewitness accounts written at the time of battle are read aloud while remembering the Alamo battle. Sounds of gunfire can be heard bouncing off the walls across the complex made by a flintlock musket volley. Prayers in both Spanish and English are given for peace.