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

September 25

Build Your Own Bullets—Ammo in the 1830s

Soldiers in the Texas Revolution did more than just fight. They were also responsible for making their own ammunition! At the Build Your Own Bullets program, learn how bullets were made and how ammunition worked during the Texas Revolution. You...

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...

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