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.
This year, the San Jacinto Festival will have a special treat for our local students. On Friday, April 17th, we're hosting the first annual 1836 Timeline, an immersive, educational recreation of the Texas Revolution. Historical reenactors, living...
Join us on Saturday, April 18the from 10:00 am – 5:00 pm for a day of fun, food, music and reenactments celebrating the 184th anniversary of the Battle of San Jacinto. This family-friendly festival will highlight the events that led to Texas...
From the Blog
By Andy Rhodes, Managing Editor The Medallion, Photos by Patrick Hughey
Texas’ Republic-era past takes center stage with the Texas Historical Commission’s (THC) recent acquisition of nine state historic sites. The sites’ legislative transfer from the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department became official on September 1, 2019, increasing the...
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