​Sabine Pass Battleground State Historic Site

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6100 Dowling Rd.
Port Arthur, TX 77641
GPS: N29° 43' 42.8" W93° 52' 29.6"


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The location of a significant Civil War battlefield, Sabine Pass Battleground State Historic Site tells the story of Confederate Lt. Richard “Dick” Dowling and his 46 men who thwarted a Union assault on Sabine Pass, a primary Texas port for Confederate shipments of supplies and vital to the war effort. In a battle lasting less than an hour, Dowling and his men destroyed two gunboats, resulting in significant casualties and the capture of nearly 350 prisoners. Thanks to their efforts, area ports escaped capture and Union forces never penetrated the Texas interior in the Civil War.


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June 20

Free Admission for Father's Day

Treat your Dad to Texas History and Heritage!

In celebration of Father’s Day, select THC state historic sites are offering free admission for all fathers. From homes and inns to battlegrounds and frontier forts, there’s something to capture a...

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  • The interpretive pavilion at Sabine Pass Battleground.