Gettysburg Diorama

Gettysburg Diorama
The Gettysburg Diorama in Gettysburg showing the Battle in miniature.

Monday, April 18, 2016

The History Shop- San Antonio, Texas

I have to give a quick mention to the History Shop, located in San Antonio.  Its a VERY short walk from the Alamo.

For $5, you can see a great miniature version of the Alamo, with a narrated description of the Battle!  Interestingly, Phil Collins does the narration!

I had a very nice chat with the fellow running the shop on the day we were there.  I asked about the Phil Collins connection, and was told that Phil is a fan of the Alamo.  I was also told that he is a very pleasant person when he comes around, and he is always accommodating to his fans!

In addition to their diorama show, the history shop sells old maps and historic items.  I felt that the  person at the shop prided himself on their ability to find (and even restore) old maps and documents.


I also enjoyed learning that the actual Alamo, at the time of the Battle, took up a lot of area.  In fact, the History shop, and most of the noted businesses in the area, are really a part of the location of the Alamo.

If you are going to visit the Alamo anyway, you must stop by the History Shop as part of your experience!



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