3523 Independence Parkway South
La Porte, TX 77571
“Remember the Alamo!” “Remember Goliad!” Shouted the Texian troops led by Gen. Sam Houston when they surprised the Mexican army that was camped here in 1836. The decisive Battle of San Jacinto resulted in Texas’ independence from Mexico. This 1,200-acre park includes the towering San Jacinto Monument and the San Jacinto Museum of History. Walk in the Texian soldiers’ footsteps on the grounds, explore the museum, and ride the elevator to the top of the monument to take in a bird’s-eye view of where Texas’ independence was won.
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...
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
Stretch your legs and honor the memory of the Texas Revolution with a guided bike tour of the battleground.
The second Saturdays are all about cycling at the San Jacinto Battleground. We’re offering two bike tours of one of the most...
From the Blog
In April 1836, the future of Texas hung in a balance. Since independence had been declared on March 2, the Texian Army had suffered two crushing defeats at the Alamo and Goliad, and the government, along with most of the population, was fleeing east.
The fate of the young Republic rested in the hands of General Houston and his small army, and on April 21, 1836, at an abandoned cattle...
By Andy Rhodes, Managing Editor, The Medallion
To this day, the Republic of Texas captures the imagination of people across the globe. On March 2, 1836, the founders set in motion a series of events which created an identity that transcended politics and still lasts with us.
Some of the Republic’s most legendary locations—San Jacinto Battleground, Washington-on-the-...
It was called “Tejas,” an enormous Mexican territory—far from civilization. Soon, an epic story would be written across this terrain. Battles would be fought and legends would be born. Unspeakable tragedy—and a final, shocking victory.
The Texas Historical Commission hosted "The Birthplace of the Republic of Texas," a digital history webinar on March 2, 2021. Judge Ken Wise, host...
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