San Jacinto Battleground State Historic Site

3523 Independence Parkway South
La Porte, TX 77571

281-479-2431
san-jacinto-battleground@thc.texas.gov

 

“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

December 5

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 5

Home to Roost: Wintering Birds of the Upper Texas Coast

San Jacinto is more than just a battlefield. The battlefield where Texas won its independence is now home to more than 200 species of birds. Join us on December 5 for a bird walk and presentation with Jim Stevenson of the Galveston Ornithological...

December 12

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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