San Jacinto Battleground State Historic Site

San Jacinto Monument and the reflection pool Reenactors dressed up as Mexican soldiers An aerial view of the San Jacinto Monument A mother, grandmother and two children look out a telescope A man stands in a room looking at paintings on the wall Stone tablets set into a stone wall A cannon being fired. Two men in historic outfits stand near the cannon. A plume of fire is coming out the end of the cannon.

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

Upcoming Events

December 3

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...

December 3

Feeding an Army: Campfire Bread

Before an army could fight, it had to be fed! Soldiers in the Texian Army were usually supplied with the basic ingredients and had to make their own food out of what was provided.

In his memoirs of the Texas Revolution, Dr. Labadie wrote...

December 4

Texas Revolution Touch Table: Hold History in Your Hand

Stop by the San Jacinto Museum for a chance to play with replicas of 19th-century toys, weapons, tools, food, clothing, and much more. Learn all about the battle of San Jacinto and life on the Texas frontier, and imagine yourself in the shoes of...

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