San Jacinto Battleground State Historic Site

3523 Independence Parkway South
La Porte, TX 77571

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

 

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.

Upcoming Events

May 28

Battleground Van Tours

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...

May 29

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 Sunday to make your own. We’ll provide the materials; you just need to...

June 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...

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