San Jacinto Battleground State Historic Site

3523 Independence Parkway South
La Porte, TX 77571

281-479-2431
san-jacinto-battleground@thc.texas.gov

 

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

October 2

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...

October 2

Dirt Detectives

Archeologists are dirt detectives who try to puzzle out the past from the artifacts and evidence left behind. To celebrate Texas Archeology Month, we’ve created some puzzles using images of real artifacts found during archeological excavations at...

October 9

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...

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