San Jacinto Battleground State Historic Site Events

October 2022

October 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 of the month; 7:00 am – 9:00 am

Where: Enter through the gates at the base of the reflection pool. (Off Independence Parkway, not Vista Rd.) There is space to park your car outside the gates....

October 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: 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 Level: Easy. Most of...

October 8

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 pm, 1:45 pm and 2:45...

October 9

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 pm, 1:45 pm and 2:45...

October 15

Archeologists are dirt detectives who try to puzzle out the past from the artifacts and evidence left behind. To celebrate Texas Archeology Month, we’ve created some puzzles using images of real artifacts found during archeological excavations at the San Jacinto Battleground. See if you can put them back together, and try to figure out what it is and what it was used for, just like a real...

October 15

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 pm, 1:45 pm and 2:45...

October 22

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 pm, 1:45 pm and 2:45...

October 23

Archeologists are dirt detectives who try to puzzle out the past from the artifacts and evidence left behind. To celebrate Texas Archeology Month, we’ve created some puzzles using images of real artifacts found during archeological excavations at the San Jacinto Battleground. See if you can put them back together, and try to figure out what it is and what it was used for, just like a real...

October 28

The San Jacinto Battleground has been a final resting place for Texans for at least 200 years. This Halloween weekend, join us for a special candlelight tour of two of our cemeteries to illuminate the real stories of the men and women who lived, fought and died here.

When: Friday, October 28 & Saturday, October 29; 6:15 pm – 7:30 pm

Where: Meet at the picnic tables by the...

October 29

The San Jacinto Battleground has been a final resting place for Texans for at least 200 years. This Halloween weekend, join us for a special candlelight tour of two of our cemeteries to illuminate the real stories of the men and women who lived, fought and died here.

When: Friday, October 28 & Saturday, October 29; 6:15 pm – 7:30 pm

Where: Meet at the picnic tables by the...

November 2022

November 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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November 5

Texians in the 1830s liked to celebrate with a fandango, a festive gathering with music, dancing, games and food. Dancing and balls were an important opportunity to socialize and form a community on the frontier, where many people lived miles away from their nearest neighbors, and no gathering was complete without games of chance.

Join us for a day of fun for the whole family at the...

November 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 of the month; 7:00 am – 9:00 am

Where: Enter through the gates at the base of the reflection pool. (Off Independence Parkway, not Vista Rd.) There is space to park your car outside the gates....

November 12

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: 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 Level: Easy. Most of...

November 13

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 pm, 1:45 pm and 2:45...

November 19

While the men who fought at the Battle of San Jacinto were too young to have participated in the American Revolution fifty-three years earlier, it loomed large in their minds. Many of them, including Sam Houston, were the sons or grandsons of American Revolution veterans, and the Scots-Irish military traditions used in the battles of Culloden, King’s Mountain, and Cowpens influenced the later...

November 20

Learn how to make the must-have toy of 1836: the corn husk doll! Kids had to make their own toys on the Texas frontier, and a corn husk doll was a staple of a Texas childhood in the 1830s. Join us to learn about dolls on the frontier and make your own corn husk doll to take home. We'll provide the materials; all you need is your creativity.

When: Sunday, November 20; drop in between 1:...

November 26

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 pm, 1:45 pm and 2:45...

November 27

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: drop in anytime between 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Where: San Jacinto Museum

Age...

December 2022

December 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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December 3

Before an army could fight, it had to be fed! Soldiers in the Texian Army were usually supplied with the basic ingredients and had to make their own food out of what was provided.

In his memoirs of the Texas Revolution, Dr. Labadie wrote that the day before the Battle of San Jacinto, he “secured a small tin pan full, and having made it into dough, I threw it on the hot embers, and in...

December 4

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: drop in anytime between 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Where: San Jacinto Museum

Age...

December 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 of the month; 7:00 am – 9:00 am

Where: Enter through the gates at the base of the reflection pool. (Off Independence Parkway, not Vista Rd.) There is space to park your car outside the gates....

December 10

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: 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 route is flat with two...

December 11

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 pm, 1:45 pm and 2:45...

January 2023

January 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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January 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 of the month; 7:00 am – 9:00 am

Where: Enter through the gates at the base of the reflection pool. (Off Independence Parkway, not Vista Rd.) There is space to park your car outside the gates....

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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