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 of History and the 567-foot tall San Jacinto Monument celebrate their sacrifice and victory.

Upcoming Events

October 29

Tales from the Tombstone: Candlelight Graveyard Tours

The San Jacinto Battleground has been a final resting place for Texans for at least 200 years. This Halloween, join us for a special candlelight tour of two of our cemeteries to illuminate the real stories of the men and women who lived, fought...

October 30

Tales from the Tombstone: Candlelight Graveyard Tour

The San Jacinto Battleground has been a final resting place for Texans for at least 200 years. This Halloween, join us for a special candlelight tour of two of our cemeteries to illuminate the real stories of the men and women who lived, fought...

November 6

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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