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

December 4

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 4

The Last of the Fall Migration

San Jacinto is more than just a battlefield; it’s also home to more than 200 species of birds. Join us on Saturday, December 4 for a bird walk and presentation with Jim Stevenson of the Galveston Ornithological Society. Jim is a professional bird...

December 11

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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