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San Jacinto Festival & Battle Reenactment

Join us for a day of fun, food, music and battle reenactment to celebrate the 18-minute battle where Texas won its independence!

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Join us for a day of fun, food, music and battle reenactment to celebrate the 18-minute battle where Texas won its independence!

The dramatic battle reenactment is the centerpiece of the free San Jacinto Day Festival. Sponsored by Texas Parks & Wildlife, the San Jacinto Museum of History, and the San Jacinto Volunteers, the festival is a full day of music, entertainment, games, and fun set amidst living history. Texas-style foods and beverages will be for sale at the park.

Living History Programs: The living history exhibits open at 10:00 AM Saturday. Wander through the Mexican and Texian camps to learn about life as a soldier in the 1800s. In the civilian camp, women and children demonstrate how people lived on the Texas frontier and the hardships they endured as they were forced to flee the advancing forces of General Santa Anna in what became known as the Runaway Scrape.

Battle Reenactment: Experience one of the most important battles in Texas history! At 3:00 PM, booming cannons, cracking musket fire, thundering hooves and desperate battle cries resound across the San Jacinto battleground as hundreds of reenactors recreate the events of April 21, 1836!

Parking: Due to increasingly larger crowds attending the festival each year, the park’s parking lots will be reserved for disabled parking (disabled placard or license plate required). Festival visitors will be able to park at the nearby industries, and free shuttles will run to and from the park. A map of parking lots will be posted as the event draws closer.

The Battleship TEXAS will also be open for tours from 10 am to 5 pm. Admission is $12.00 for adults (12+) $6.00 seniors (65+), $3.00 for children (ages 5 - 11) and free for children 4 and younger.

For more information please call (281) 479-2431. The San Jacinto Monument & Museum is open from 9am to 6pm. Please call (281) 479-2421 for more information on details and pricing.

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