San Jacinto Battleground State Historic Site Events

January 2023

January 28

Do you know where General Santa Anna set up his camp during the Battle of San Jacinto or where General Houston was shot? How about where the Surrender Tree was located? Discover the San Jacinto Battleground like you've never seen it before on a staff-led van tour of the battlefield. Tours start shortly after the showing of Texas Forever!!

When: Tours start at 12:45 p.m., 1:45 p.m. and...

January 29

Stop by the San Jacinto Museum for a chance to play with replicas of 19th-century toys, weapons, tools, food, clothing, and much more. Learn all about the battle of San Jacinto and life on the Texas frontier, and imagine yourself in the shoes of a soldier or a frontiersman/frontierswoman.

When: Sunday, January 29; drop in between 1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Where: San Jacinto Museum...

February 2023

February 4

The San Jacinto Battleground is home to more than 200 species of birds, and the best time to see them is first thing in the morning. Every first Saturday of the month, we open two hours early so birders and photographers can enjoy early morning at the site. The site is open to vehicles, but we ask that visitors be respectful of those enjoying the wildlife and keep noise to a minimum.

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February 4

When they learned that Santa Anna was marching an army towards them, many Texian settlers left their homes and fled east in terror. Thousands of civilians, mostly led by women, made the difficult, dangerous journey known as the Runaway Scrape. Join us at our February San Jacinto Family Day program to hear real stories of the Runaway Scrape and see if you can make it to safety in the Surviving...

February 11

Every second Saturday of the month, we open the site two hours early just for cyclists. Come and bike the Birthplace of Texas without worrying about cars.

When: Every second Saturday; 7:00 a.m. – 9:00 a.m.

Where: Enter through the gates at the base of the reflection pool. There will be places to park your car outside the gates.

Ages: Cycling Saturdays are open to all...

February 11

Stretch your legs and honor the memory of the Texas Revolution with a bike ride at the battleground. Join us every second Saturday for guided bike tours of the Birthplace of Texas.

When: every second Saturday; 1:30 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.

Where: Meet by the entrance to the San Jacinto Monument; between the reflection pool and the Monument

Activity Level: Easy. Most of the...

February 12

Do you know where General Santa Anna set up his camp during the Battle of San Jacinto or where General Houston was shot? How about where the Surrender Tree was located? Discover the San Jacinto Battleground like you've never seen it before on a staff-led van tour of the battlefield. Tours start shortly after the showing of Texas Forever!!

When: Tours start at 12:45 p.m., 1:45 p.m. and...

February 18

Do you know where General Santa Anna set up his camp during the Battle of San Jacinto or where General Houston was shot? How about where the Surrender Tree was located? Discover the San Jacinto Battleground like you've never seen it before on a staff-led van tour of the battlefield. Tours start shortly after the showing of Texas Forever!!

When: Tours start at 12:45 p.m., 1:45 p.m. and...

February 18

BOOM! Have you ever wondered how to load a cannon or seen one fired? This weekend, visitors to the San Jacinto Monument can learn how to load a cannon and watch regular cannon demonstrations. It will be a blast, literally!

When: Saturday, February 18; 1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.; cannon fire will be on the hour and the half hour

Where: Outside the San Jacinto Monument

Ages:...

February 18

Houston is rarely cited in the same breath as New York, Miami or Los Angeles when it comes to Art Deco. But the city boasts many gorgeous examples of the Jazz Age style, including the San Jacinto Monument, as the result of a conscious effort by Bayou City leaders to shape a new image in the 1920s and ‘30s.

Join us on Saturday, February 18 for an illustrated lecture by Jim Parsons, co-...

March 2023

March 4

On an active cattle ranch like the McCormick’s at San Jacinto, the family would have churned butter a couple of times a week. Once the cows were milked, the milk was left to settle so the cream could rise to the top. The cream was then skimmed off and added to a churn, where the constant motion produced butter by separating the yellow fat from the buttermilk.

Join us at our March San...

March 11

Every second Saturday of the month, we open the site two hours early just for cyclists. Come and bike the Birthplace of Texas without worrying about cars.

When: Every second Saturday; 7:00 a.m. – 9:00 a.m.

Where: Enter through the gates at the base of the reflection pool. There will be places to park your car outside the gates.

Ages: Cycling Saturdays are open to all...

March 11

Stretch your legs and honor the memory of the Texas Revolution with a bike ride at the battleground. Join us every second Saturday for guided bike tours of the Birthplace of Texas.

When: Every second Saturday; 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. & 1:30 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.

Where: Meet by the entrance to the San Jacinto Monument; between the reflection pool and the Monument

Activity...

March 11

In the 1830s, the prairie and marsh surrounding the San Jacinto Battleground were full of edible plants. Residents at San Jacinto, first Native Americans, then Texian settlers, relied on these plants for food. Thanks to the hard work from our prairie restoration volunteers, many of these native plants have returned to San Jacinto.

On Saturday, March 11, foraging expert Dr. Mark “...

March 12

Do you know where General Santa Anna set up his camp during the Battle of San Jacinto or where General Houston was shot? How about where the Surrender Tree was located? Discover the San Jacinto Battleground like you've never seen it before on a staff-led van tour of the battlefield. Tours start shortly after the showing of Texas Forever!!

When: Tours start at 12:45 p.m., 1:45 p.m. and...

March 17

What was life in Texas like during the Texas Revolution? What weapons did the Texian soldiers have and how did they fire them? What sort of food did the army eat while marching? And what did the women and children do while the men were away in the army?

This spring break, travel back in time to 1836 and find out!

At the Join the Texian Army spring break program, you can watch...

March 18

What was life in Texas like during the Texas Revolution? What weapons did the Texian soldiers have and how did they fire them? What sort of food did the army eat while marching? And what did the women and children do while the men were away in the army?

This spring break, travel back in time to 1836 and find out!

At the Join the Texian Army spring break program, you can watch...

April 2023

April 1

The San Jacinto Battleground is home to more than 200 species of birds, and the best time to see them is first thing in the morning. Every first Saturday of the month, we open two hours early so birders and photographers can enjoy early morning at the site. The site is open to vehicles, but we ask that visitors be respectful of those enjoying the wildlife and keep noise to a minimum.

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April 1

Soldiers in the Texas Revolution did more than just fight. They were also responsible for making their own ammunition! At the Ammo of the Texas Revolution program, learn how bullets were made and how ammunition worked during the Texas Revolution. Kids can also help us make a wax bullet to take home.

When: Saturday, April 1; drop in between 11:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.

Where: Outside...

April 8

Every second Saturday of the month, we open the site two hours early just for cyclists. Come and bike the Birthplace of Texas without worrying about cars.

When: Every second Saturday; 7:00 a.m. – 9:00 a.m.

Where: Enter through the gates at the base of the reflection pool. There will be places to park your car outside the gates.

Ages: Cycling Saturdays are open to all...

April 8

Stretch your legs and honor the memory of the Texas Revolution with a bike ride at the battleground. Join us every second Saturday for guided bike tours of the Birthplace of Texas.

When: Every second Saturday; 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. & 1:30 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.

Where: Meet by the entrance to the San Jacinto Monument; between the reflection pool and the Monument

Activity...

April 22

This April, the San Jacinto Battleground will once again hear the booming of cannons, the cracking of musket fire, and the shouts of “Remember the Alamo!”

Join us on Saturday, April 22, from 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. for the 2023 San Jacinto Day Celebration, presented by the San Jacinto Museum and Battlefield Association and the San Jacinto Battleground State Historic Site, a day of fun,...

May 2023

May 6

The San Jacinto Battleground is home to more than 200 species of birds, and the best time to see them is first thing in the morning. Every first Saturday of the month, we open two hours early so birders and photographers can enjoy early morning at the site. The site is open to vehicles, but we ask that visitors be respectful of those enjoying the wildlife and keep noise to a minimum.

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May 13

Every second Saturday of the month, we open the site two hours early just for cyclists. Come and bike the Birthplace of Texas without worrying about cars.

When: Every second Saturday; 7:00 a.m. – 9:00 a.m.

Where: Enter through the gates at the base of the reflection pool. There will be places to park your car outside the gates.

Ages: Cycling Saturdays are open to all...

May 13

Stretch your legs and honor the memory of the Texas Revolution with a bike ride at the battleground. Join us every second Saturday for guided bike tours of the Birthplace of Texas.

When: Every second Saturday; 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. & 1:30 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.

Where: Meet by the entrance to the San Jacinto Monument; between the reflection pool and the Monument

Activity...

June 2023

June 3

The San Jacinto Battleground is home to more than 200 species of birds, and the best time to see them is first thing in the morning. Every first Saturday of the month, we open two hours early so birders and photographers can enjoy early morning at the site. The site is open to vehicles, but we ask that visitors be respectful of those enjoying the wildlife and keep noise to a minimum.

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June 10

Every second Saturday of the month, we open the site two hours early just for cyclists. Come and bike the Birthplace of Texas without worrying about cars.

When: Every second Saturday; 7:00 a.m. – 9:00 a.m.

Where: Enter through the gates at the base of the reflection pool. There will be places to park your car outside the gates.

Ages: Cycling Saturdays are open to all...

July 2023

July 1

The San Jacinto Battleground is home to more than 200 species of birds, and the best time to see them is first thing in the morning. Every first Saturday of the month, we open two hours early so birders and photographers can enjoy early morning at the site. The site is open to vehicles, but we ask that visitors be respectful of those enjoying the wildlife and keep noise to a minimum.

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July 8

Every second Saturday of the month, we open the site two hours early just for cyclists. Come and bike the Birthplace of Texas without worrying about cars.

When: Every second Saturday; 7:00 a.m. – 9:00 a.m.

Where: Enter through the gates at the base of the reflection pool. There will be places to park your car outside the gates.

Ages: Cycling Saturdays are open to all...

August 2023

August 5

The San Jacinto Battleground is home to more than 200 species of birds, and the best time to see them is first thing in the morning. Every first Saturday of the month, we open two hours early so birders and photographers can enjoy early morning at the site. The site is open to vehicles, but we ask that visitors be respectful of those enjoying the wildlife and keep noise to a minimum.

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August 12

Every second Saturday of the month, we open the site two hours early just for cyclists. Come and bike the Birthplace of Texas without worrying about cars.

When: Every second Saturday; 7:00 a.m. – 9:00 a.m.

Where: Enter through the gates at the base of the reflection pool. There will be places to park your car outside the gates.

Ages: Cycling Saturdays are open to all...

September 2023

September 2

The San Jacinto Battleground is home to more than 200 species of birds, and the best time to see them is first thing in the morning. Every first Saturday of the month, we open two hours early so birders and photographers can enjoy early morning at the site. The site is open to vehicles, but we ask that visitors be respectful of those enjoying the wildlife and keep noise to a minimum.

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September 9

Every second Saturday of the month, we open the site two hours early just for cyclists. Come and bike the Birthplace of Texas without worrying about cars.

When: Every second Saturday; 7:00 a.m. – 9:00 a.m.

Where: Enter through the gates at the base of the reflection pool. There will be places to park your car outside the gates.

Ages: Cycling Saturdays are open to all...

October 2023

October 7

The San Jacinto Battleground is home to more than 200 species of birds, and the best time to see them is first thing in the morning. Every first Saturday of the month, we open two hours early so birders and photographers can enjoy early morning at the site. The site is open to vehicles, but we ask that visitors be respectful of those enjoying the wildlife and keep noise to a minimum.

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October 14

Every second Saturday of the month, we open the site two hours early just for cyclists. Come and bike the Birthplace of Texas without worrying about cars.

When: Every second Saturday; 7:00 a.m. – 9:00 a.m.

Where: Enter through the gates at the base of the reflection pool. There will be places to park your car outside the gates.

Ages: Cycling Saturdays are open to all...

November 2023

November 4

The San Jacinto Battleground is home to more than 200 species of birds, and the best time to see them is first thing in the morning. Every first Saturday of the month, we open two hours early so birders and photographers can enjoy early morning at the site. The site is open to vehicles, but we ask that visitors be respectful of those enjoying the wildlife and keep noise to a minimum.

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November 11

Every second Saturday of the month, we open the site two hours early just for cyclists. Come and bike the Birthplace of Texas without worrying about cars.

When: Every second Saturday; 7:00 a.m. – 9:00 a.m.

Where: Enter through the gates at the base of the reflection pool. There will be places to park your car outside the gates.

Ages: Cycling Saturdays are open to all...

December 2023

December 2

The San Jacinto Battleground is home to more than 200 species of birds, and the best time to see them is first thing in the morning. Every first Saturday of the month, we open two hours early so birders and photographers can enjoy early morning at the site. The site is open to vehicles, but we ask that visitors be respectful of those enjoying the wildlife and keep noise to a minimum.

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December 9

Every second Saturday of the month, we open the site two hours early just for cyclists. Come and bike the Birthplace of Texas without worrying about cars.

When: Every second Saturday; 7:00 a.m. – 9:00 a.m.

Where: Enter through the gates at the base of the reflection pool. There will be places to park your car outside the gates.

Ages: Cycling Saturdays are open to all...

January 2024

January 6

The San Jacinto Battleground is home to more than 200 species of birds, and the best time to see them is first thing in the morning. Every first Saturday of the month, we open two hours early so birders and photographers can enjoy early morning at the site. The site is open to vehicles, but we ask that visitors be respectful of those enjoying the wildlife and keep noise to a minimum.

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