San Jacinto Battleground State Historic Site

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 of History and the 567-foot tall San Jacinto Monument celebrate their sacrifice and victory.

Upcoming Events

January 29

Battleground Van Tours

Do you know where General Santa Anna set up his camp during the Battle of San Jacinto or where General Houston was shot? How about where the Surrender Tree was located? Discover the San Jacinto Battleground like you've never seen it before on a...

January 29

Celebrating the Lone Star

The Lone Star Flag was officially adopted by the Texas Congress on January 25, 1839, becoming the second national flag of the Republic of Texas. It has been the symbol of Texas ever since. Celebrate our flag by learning more about how it came to...

February 5

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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