San Jacinto Battleground State Historic Site

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.

Upcoming Events

February 22

Ball & Cup Workshop

Anyone who has tried a ball & cup knows it’s harder than it looks, but practice makes perfect. Perfect your technique with your own homemade ball & cup. Join us this Saturday to make one. We’ll provide the materials; you just need to...

February 23

Battleground Van Tours

Texas weather can change on a dime--trust us, we know--but don’t let that stop you from taking a tour of the San Jacinto Battleground. Explore the Battle of San Jacinto and the Birthplace of Texas from the comfort. Join us at the top of the hour...

April 18

2020 San Jacinto Festival & Battle Reenactments

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...

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