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San Jacinto Battleground State Historic Site

Where Independence Was Won

In 1836, Texian troops surprised the Mexican army camped here. Shouting “Remember the Alamo” and “Remember Goliad,” the rebels routed the larger force in only 18 minutes. Walk in their footsteps, explore the museum, and enjoy a bird’s-eye view from the top of the monument. We’re just a short drive from Houston.

Things to Do

Spend a few hours or an entire day exploring the San Jacinto Battleground complex, including Battleship Texas. Bring a group or come on your own.

Plan a picnic; we have picnic tables and grills, and a picnic pavilion for your group. You can also hike, geocache, and nature watch.

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San Jacinto Monument

Tour the San Jacinto Museum of History, in the base of the San Jacinto Monument. Exhibits chronicle more than 400 years of early Texas history.

Ride the elevator 489 feet above the battleground to the monument’s observation floor. Marvel at views of the battleground, the city of Houston, and one of the busiest seaports in the world.

Watch the documentary film Texas Forever!! The Battle of San Jacinto in our state of the art theatre.

Shop the museum store for books and souvenirs.

Admission to the monument and museum is free. You must pay admission for the observation floor, the movie, and special museum exhibits.

San Jacinto Battleground

Follow in the footsteps of Texas heroes. Remember the sacrifices made on both sides of this epic struggle.

Battleship Texas

Battleship Texas took part in some of the most significant naval battles of the 20th century during both world wars. Now berthed here, she serves as a memorial to those turbulent times. Walk her decks and imagine life as a sailor!

Marsh Trail

Stroll through the native prairie, tidal marsh and bottomland forest on the 1,210-foot long trail and boardwalk. See what the Texians saw as they crossed this terrain, preparing for battle.


Become a Junior Ranger!

Become a Discovery Agent! Download the app at home, then use it to move and learn at the park.


Call the park to schedule a field trip.

Area Attractions

San Jacinto Battleground is a short drive from downtown Houston and the Gulf of Mexico.

3523 Independence Parkway South
La Porte, TX 77571

Latitude: 29.751578

Longitude: -95.089694

(281) 479-2431

Entrance Fees
  • Adult: Free
  • Child 12 Years and Under : Free
  • Group - Adult: Contact the Park

Open daily except for Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Eve and Christmas Day.


9 a.m. – 6 p.m.


Monument and Museum of History:
9 a.m – 6 p.m.


Monument Observation Floor:
9 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.


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