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

April 10

Cycling Saturday

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...

April 10

Battleground Bike Tour

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...

April 17

San Jacinto Celebration - Under the Star

San Jacinto Celebration - Under the Star 

Celebrate the 185th anniversary of the Battle of San Jacinto! This is a family-friendly event highlighting the events that led up to Texas winning its independence from Mexico at the decisive...

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