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Remember the Alamo Battle Cannons

$8,222 of $50,000 goal

Raised by 88 people in 4 months
Imagine the Battle of the Alamo: the smells of a morning campfire, the flash of light and sudden BOOM of a cannonball launching from its iron tube.

The story of the battle for Texas independence is incomplete without the Alamo battle cannons.

At the Alamo, we have been trusted with seven of the 21 cannons from the battle – but they need TLC. We are inviting all Texans and history lovers to join us as we clean, repair and preserve these precious artifacts.

“Few historical battle sites have cannons that were used at the site during battle,” said Alamo CEO Doug McDonald. “The Alamo is fortunate to have seven of the 21 cannon that were present during the 1836 siege and battle. We want to make sure these important pieces are here for visitors to enjoy for years to come.”


The Alamo’s cannon collection represents the largest collection of Texas Revolution artillery that visitors can see in one place. Seven of the cannons were present at the Alamo at the time of the 1836 battle.

“We are committed to ensuring long-term, extensive preservation and conservation plans for the Alamo’s historic buildings and artifacts,” said Texas General Land Office Commissioner George P. Bush. “The 1836 battle cannon are among Texas’ most treasured artifacts, and it’s up to us to ensure they receive the care and honor they deserve so that future generations may visit and remember.”


Preservation work will be performed in partnership with the Texas A&M University Conservation Research Lab in College Station, Texas. The cannons will be sent to the lab at Texas A&M two at a time, and upon their return, will be re-installed at the Alamo for visitors to continue to enjoy.


The Brown Foundation in Houston, Texas, has pledged a lead gift of $7,000. Now, Texans and history lovers are invited to help ensure the cannons receive the care they deserve!

All donations go toward conservation efforts for the battle cannons, and any funds received in addition to our goal will be placed in a restricted fund for the preservation of more Alamo artifacts.
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UPDATE: Alamo Cannon Conservation Yields Exciting Discoveries
Two of the Alamo's historic cannons returned from Texas A&M Conservation Research Lab last month, where they underwent extensive conservation to preserve them for future generations. It turns out, the Spanish and Rio Grande cannons still had secrets hidden within.
Watch the update on the Alamo's cannons
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$8,222 of $50,000 goal

Raised by 88 people in 4 months
Funds raised will benefit:
Remember the Alamo Foundation
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