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 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.

Living room in the Magoffin Home

Bank of America: Museums on Us

Free admission to Bank of America card holders during the first weekend of the month.

Girl standing in front of a large, touch-screen wall with an information bubble open

Public Guided Tour: First Sunday of the Month in June, July, & August

Please join us the first Sunday of every month this summer for a public guided tour of our museum gallery beginning at 2pm!

A group of bike riders dressed in athletic clothing pedal along the road of the San Jacinto Battleground State Historic Site. The shaft of the San Jacinto Monument stands on the left side of the image.

Cycling Saturdays

The roads within the San Jacinto State Historic Site will open early for bicyclists. Travel our 7.5 miles of site roads and see the battleground where Texas was won at your own pace. No motorized vehicles will be allowed into the site during this time to promote safe bicycling.

A wooden spinning wheel with spindles and raw fiber rests on a table.

Spinning and Weaving

Learn more about traditional spinning and weaving at a demonstration from the Bay Area Weavers and Spinners every second Saturday at the San Jacinto Museum.

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.

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 wooden drop spindle with cotton looped through its hook. The spindle lies on its side on a yellow table

Demo Day: Drop Spindle Spinning

On June 20th, come learn about the history of textile spinning and witness a live demonstration of thread spinning on a drop spindle. Drop in any time between 11 AM and 3 PM.