San Jacinto Battleground State Historic Site

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.

Upcoming Events

March 2

The Birthplace of the Republic of Texas: Live Debate

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.


March 6

San Jacinto Texas Independence Fun Run/Walk

The 10th annual San Jacinto Texas Independence Fun Run/Walk is going virtual! Complete the 5K or 10K run or 5K walk - or 1K kids' run - between March 6 and March 14 at your choice of locations; report back by March 15, and win a collection of...

March 6

Bird Watching at the Battleground

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...

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