A table with a red tablecloth has an iPad displaying numerous pictures of the San Jacinto Monument.

Picture Yourself at San Jacinto

You're invited to join us by the main entrance to receive a complimentary instant photograph of yourself or your group in front of the historic monument. Learn about its rich history and explore our pop-up photography gallery showcasing visitors’ photos throughout the years!

Fall Quarterly Meeting, October 24-25, 2024

The Texas Historical Commission will hold its quarterly commission meeting in Midland/Odessa, Texas.

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Ghosts Along the Brazos


Take an eerie stroll around the Varner-Hogg Plantation State Historic Site and listen to tales of the area’s ghostly heritage. You’ll not want to miss out on all the eerie fun! Please see our Facebook page for more information.

A team of men wearing period clothing fire a cannon. A large plume of smoke emerges from the barrel.

Boom: Cannon Demonstration

Witness our trained staff demonstrate how a cannon is safely loaded and fired and experience the thrill of live cannon fire every half hour!

Three different types of birds posing in their natural environments.

Bird Watching at the Battleground

From the 1,210-foot long marsh trail and boardwalk, visitors will spot coastal birds like the Red-winged Blackbird, Roseate Spoonbill, Wood Stork, Mottled Duck, Osprey, and White Pelican as well as other wetland denizens such as the River Otter.

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Changing Seasons: Field & Home (Saturday)

Take a turn with your hand at the plow behind the oxen, pull weeds in the garden, and help us prepare for the coming winter!

Flamethrower going off over tank in battle reenactment of the pacific war.

Pacific Valor: Sergeant Raymond Eubanks

The National Museum of the Pacific War's Pacific Valor, battle demonstrations each tell the story of a specific World War II Medal of Honor recipient. This program will transport guests back to the Jungles of New Guinea, where Sergeant Raymond Eubanks gave his life through an act of unfathomable heroism on the battlefield. The battle demonstration will include simulated explosives, blank firing guns, and a real M2-2 flamethrower for an immersive experience brought to you by the living history volunteers of Company K.

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A man and a woman in period dress cooking bread over a fire.

San Jacinto Family Day: Breadmaking

Try making your own campfire bread, just like the Texian soldiers did 187 years ago!

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Red River War Series: The JA - First Ranch of the Panhandle

Cowboys and cattle drives - the very images of the Old West! The JA Ranch has a storied past and we hope you will join us to learn more about this very first ranch in the Texas Panhandle.

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Changing Seasons: Field & Home (Sunday)

Take a turn with your hand at the plow behind the oxen, pull weeds in the garden, and help us prepare for the coming winter!