San Jacinto Battleground State Historic Site

San Jacinto Monument and the reflection pool Reenactors dressed up as Mexican soldiers An aerial view of the San Jacinto Monument A mother, grandmother and two children look out a telescope A man stands in a room looking at paintings on the wall Stone tablets set into a stone wall A family walking down a wooden boardwalk in a marsh A cannon being fired. Two men in historic outfits stand near the cannon. A plume of fire is coming out the end of the cannon.

3523 Independence Parkway South
La Porte, TX 77571


On a chilly April afternoon in 1836, this strip of coastal prairie rang with the boom of cannon, crack of musket fire and shouts of “Remember the Alamo!” and “Remember Goliad!” Despite being outnumbered, General Sam Houston’s army of settlers, Tejanos and foreign volunteers decisively defeated General Antonio López de Santa Anna’s forces and won Texas’s independence. Today, the 1,300-acre site, San Jacinto Museum and the 567-foot tall San Jacinto Monument celebrate their sacrifice and victory.

Upcoming Events

June 10

Cycling Saturdays

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...

June 10

Battleground Bike Tour

Stretch your legs and honor the memory of the Texas Revolution with a bike ride at the battleground. Join us for a guided bike tour of the San Jacinto Battleground.

When: Saturday, June 10; 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

Where: Meet by...

June 10

Knit in Public Day at the San Jacinto Battleground

Calling all knitters and crocheters! Join us to celebrate World Wide Knit (& Crochet) in Public Day at the San Jacinto Battleground. You bring the yarn, we’ll provide the water, and we’ll celebrate in the shade at the San Jacinto Battleground...

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