Alamo Collections Center will open Friday in San Antonio, displaying artifacts donated by Phil Collins

The Alamo Visitor Center is the first building to be constructed on the former mission's hallowed grounds in 70 years.

click to enlarge Items on display from in the new center will include a vest worn by legendary frontiersman Davy Crockett. - Courtesy Rendering / Alamo Trust Inc.
Courtesy Rendering / Alamo Trust Inc.
Items on display from in the new center will include a vest worn by legendary frontiersman Davy Crockett.
Around 500 artifacts from the fight for Texas independence, including those donated by British pop star Phil Collins, will debut this Friday at the $20 million Alamo Collections Center.

The two-floor, 24,000-square-foot-complex is the first new building erected on the Alamo's hallowed grounds in nearly 70 years, according to museum officials.

In addition to Collins' collection, the museum will feature a vest once worn by legendary frontiersman Davy Crockett and items from both the Donald and Louise Yena Spanish Colonial Collection and the Alamo Collection, the Express-News reports.

The Collections Center will serve as the temporary home of the artifacts until the $150 million Alamo Museum and Visitors Center is completed in 2026. Once that structure is operational, the Collections Center will house traveling exhibits, according to officials.

Tickets are on sale now for the grand opening of the Alamo Collections Center. They run $14 for adults and $10 for kids 12 years old or younger.

Coming soon: SA Current Daily newsletter. We’ll send you a handful of interesting San Antonio stories every morning. Subscribe now to not miss a thing.

Follow us: Google News | NewsBreak | Instagram | Facebook | Twitter


Since 1986, the SA Current has served as the free, independent voice of San Antonio, and we want to keep it that way.

Becoming an SA Current Supporter for as little as $5 a month allows us to continue offering readers access to our coverage of local news, food, nightlife, events, and culture with no paywalls.

Join today to keep San Antonio Current.

Scroll to read more San Antonio News articles

Michael Karlis

Michael Karlis is a Staff Writer at the San Antonio Current. He is a graduate of American University in Washington, D.C., whose work has been featured in Salon, Alternet, Creative Loafing Tampa Bay, Orlando Weekly, NewsBreak, 420 Magazine and Mexico Travel Today. He reports primarily on breaking news, politics...

Join SA Current Newsletters

Subscribe now to get the latest news delivered right to your inbox.