The Battle for Texas Experience from a Tejana’s Point-of-View {{GIVEAWAY}}

Disclaimer: This is a sponsored post. All opinions are my own. 

The Battle for Texas Experience is a 22,000 square feet historic adventure attraction in downtown San Antonio, TX. The general admission tour allows visitors to learn and experience what it was like when Anglo settlers came to Texas and how tension and eventually battles broke out between Texas and Mexico. With interactive and multi-sensory exhibits, the Battle for Texas experience is a bit of Texas history education and a lot of fun.Battle for Texas Experience Tour with Kid Crockett

There are over 250 artifacts all displayed in thematic galleries for visitors to enjoy. Visitors walk through a replica of inside the walls of the Alamo during the famous 13-day battle and it comes to life with multimedia re-enactments. Most importantly, visitors learn about some of the significant historical figures were during this time – Anglo, Mexican, and Tejano.

Most everyone is familiar with names like William B. Travis, James Bowie, Davy Crockett and even Santa Ana. Visitors can definitely learn more about those men at the Battle for Texas Experience.

How many people are familiar with the Tejano names? Wait. Who were the Tejanos?

Tejanos were the Mexican people who lived in Texas before the Anglos arrived. And when it came time to fight for Texas’ independence from Mexico, many Tejanos joined in the fight. In fact, of the approximate 189 people who died at the Alamo, only eight were born in Texas – almost all were Tejanos.

Juan N. Seguin fought in the first part of the Battle of the Alamo but was sent to get more reinforcements. Some of his men left and later they were all labeled as ‘public enemies’. These Tejanos who fought for Texas were now being shunned. After Seguin’s death, Texas recognized Seguin’s contributions to the Texas Revolution and honored him by burying him in Seguin, TX which was also named after him.

What happened to Seguin is one reason why the Texas Revolution can feel confusing to Mexican-Americans still today. I’ve often wondered if my family were in Texas during the revolution would they have been fighting for their independence. If they were in Mexico, would they have joined the soldiers who fought for the Mexican army at the Alamo?

Seguin’s story also highlights why it’s important for all Tejanos to learn more about Texas history on their own. The Battle for Texas Experience is one place to start the conversation with your family. Together, you can explore, learn from different perspectives, and even experience what it was like to be in the Alamo on those fateful 13 days. See the bottom of this blog post for a Family Four-Pack ticket giveaway.

Kid Crockett Birthday Parties

We were invited to a Legendary Kid Crockett Birthday Celebration! My boys had so much fun exploring the museums and exhibits and even battling the Mexican army in a Battle of the Alamo reenactment.

After the tour and re-enactment, we were treated to food, drinks, and cake at Dave & Busters as part of the celebration! Does this sound like something your kids would love to do, too? Parents are in luck because the Battle for Texas Experience offers Birthday Party Packages. Two packages are available for you to book to celebrate your kids’ birthdays in a unique way! Prices range from $24.75 – $66.46 per kid and are completely customizable.

Raider Raccoon Package
Admission and exclusive Battle for Texas Experience lead by an Alamo Defender re-enactor
Interactive Kid Crockett Scavenger Hunt
Custom invitations
Dedicated party host
Raider Racoon hats for every kid
Authentic coon skin cap for the birthday kid
Interactive popgun activity
Kid Crockett custom quarter sheet

Kid Crockett Package
Everything in the Raider Racoon Package PLUS …
Kid Crockett custom 2-tier cake upgrade from Whip Stitch
Authentic coon skin cap for every kid
Wooden pop guns for every kid
Battle for Texas good bag for every kid
Interactive dress-up photo booth with Kid Crockett
Complimentary group photo for birthday kid

To book a reservation, call 210-635-0918 or email agonzalez@battlefortexas.com

GIVEAWAY – Family Four-Pack to the Battle for Texas Experience

Queridos! I want you and your family to try out the Battle for Texas Experience, too. I’m so happy to be able to giveaway one Family Four-Pack of tickets!

Leave a comment below for a chance to win! Let me know why you are excited to visit the Battle for Texas Experience.

Melanie Mendez-Gonzales

Original content creator for ¿Qué Means What? Texas Latina mom blogger celebrating culture in education, entertainment and family life.

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6 Responses

  1. Val Finch says:

    It’s the story of Texas and the people that were here before, during and after the Battle foe the Alamo.

  2. Holly Krause says:

    I am excited to visit the Battle for Texas Experience because it brings the history of the Alamo to life and helps people to better understand what happened there.

  3. Julie Lopez says:

    I think this would be a great experience for my 11 and 3 year old daughters. Sounds like a lot of fun and learning going on, love it!

  4. MR. RUDYTEJANO PENA says:

    I read the introductory part or introduction of who were the Tejano and was floored to read the inaccurate, erroneous description describing a Tejano was a Mexican.
    Tejanos emerged, evolved and developed around the latter part of the 1600’s during the early New Spain Spanish colonial period, long before the Country of Mexico was established in 1924. Tejanos along with Spanish criollos, gauchupines rebelled against the mother country Spain and declared their Independence at the Governors Palace April 6, 1813. Tejanos once again on March 2, 1836, were involved in the Declaration of Independence, this time against the recently formed Mexican government. So to print a misleading statement suggesting Tejanos born in a Tejas were, are Mexican is not only wrong but dawn right disrespectful to all Tejanos, especially this proud Tejano from Corpus Christi.
    Let’s not continue misleading the public by saying Tejanos are Mexican Texan or Texas Mexican.
    Let’s set the record straight once and for all please, Tejanos are Tejas born and bred, not Mexican anything.

    • Melanie Mendez-Gonzales says:

      Thanks for your comment, Mr. RudyTejano Pena. Do you have links to the source of this information? I’ve never heard anyone define Tejanos as you have above and I am open to learning more.

  5. Rita says:

    I’m excited to learn more about Texas History

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