A line of six men dressed in 1830s period clothing fire muskets while standing in a green field, white smoke billowing away from the barrels.

Fire!: Arms Demo

Venture to this historic battleground to experience some of the thunderous sounds of battle as San Jacinto Battleground staff demonstrate how to fire a musket and rifle, weapons both the Mexican and Texian armies utilized on the fateful day that won Texan independence.

Port Isabel Lighthouse State Historic Site Summer Camp 2024

Port Isabel Lighthouse Keeper's Summer Camp [8/15]

Experience the life of a modern-day Lighthouse Keeper and travel back in time nearly 500 years for stories of shipwrecks and rescues. Includes a treasure hunt!

Port Isabel Lighthouse State Historic Site Summer Camp 2024

Port Isabel Lighthouse Keeper's Summer Camp [8/16]

Experience the life of a modern-day Lighthouse Keeper and travel back in time nearly 500 years for stories of shipwrecks and rescues. Includes a treasure hunt!

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Cooking in the Quarter

Come join us as we demonstrate cooking a traditional meal in the style of enslaved foodways using period ingredients and methods!

Quill Pen Writing

Try your hand at writing with a quill pen!

image of group of Native Americans on horses with an Anglo man standing in front of the horses

Red River War Series: Reconciliation

Broken promises and broken relationships! We all know about them. Join Dr. Alex Hunt at the Goodnight Ranch as he explores the aftermath within relationships following the Red River War. The 11:00 program is free to the public.

A girl focuses on churning in a historic ice cream maker

Ice Cream Social at the Kreische House

Join sites staff and volunteers for a refreshing cup of ice cream at the Kreische House!

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Cooking in the Kitchen

Experience the bustle of a busy plantation kitchen and take in the sights, sounds, and smells of a hearth cooked meal being prepared, and reflect on how Charity and Lucy or Amy would labor to put three meals a day on the table.

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!

A girl focuses on churning in a historic ice cream maker

Ice Cream Social at the Kreische House

Join sites staff and volunteers for a refreshing cup of ice cream at the Kreische House!