San Jacinto Battleground State Historic Site

San Jacinto Monument and the reflection pool Reenactors dressed up as Mexican soldiers An aerial view of the San Jacinto Monument A mother, grandmother and two children look out a telescope A man stands in a room looking at paintings on the wall Stone tablets set into a stone wall A family walking down a wooden boardwalk in a marsh A cannon being fired. Two men in historic outfits stand near the cannon. A plume of fire is coming out the end of the cannon.

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.

Upcoming Events

December 9

Cycling Saturdays

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; 7:00 a.m. – 9:00 a.m.

Where: Enter through the...

December 9

San Jacinto Family Day: Medicine Making

People in the 1830s got sick, just like we do today, but they had very different ways of treating illness. Before modern medicine, people had to rely on natural ingredients like cinnamon and willow bark to cure illnesses.

Learn more about...

December 16

Life on the Frontier: Spinning and Weaving

Settlers on the Texas frontier, especially settlers who lived far from the urban centers like San Felipe de Austin and Columbia like the McCormicks, had to rely on their own skill to make fabric for clothing. Women made homespun cotton fabric...

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