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 and the 567-foot tall San Jacinto Monument celebrate their sacrifice and victory.
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
Stretch your legs and honor the memory of the Texas Revolution with a bike ride at the battleground. Join us every second Saturday for guided bike tours of the Birthplace of Texas.
When: 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Where: Meet by the...
Do you know where General Santa Anna set up his camp during the Battle of San Jacinto or where General Houston was shot? How about where the Surrender Tree was located? Discover the San Jacinto Battleground like you've never seen it before on a...
From the Blog
Before it was the site where Texas won its independence, the San Jacinto Battleground was a cattle ranch owned by Peggy McCormick.
Peggy was born in Ireland, likely around 1788. Along with her husband, Arthur, and two sons, John and Michael, Peggy immigrated first to New Orleans in 1818 and then to Texas in 1823 or 1824, making the McCormicks part of Austin’s Old Three Hundred...
Lots of places in Texas fly six flags, but the six flags flying in front of the San Jacinto Monument are unique. Instead of the traditional six flags of Texas, we fly six flags that represent key sites from Texas’ struggle for independence.
Texas won its independence at San Jacinto, but the battle didn’t happen in a vacuum. These six flags represent events and locations that...
By Cait Johnson, Lead Educator, San Jacinto Battleground State Historic Site
The San Jacinto Battleground might be best known as the site of the final battle of the Texas Revolution, but that’s not the only victory that has taken place here.
On San Jacinto Day in 1868, the Battleground was the site of one of the first official baseball games in Texas.
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