On a chilly April afternoon in 1836, this strip of coastal prairie rang with the boom of cannon, crack of musket fire, and shouts of “Remember the Alamo!” and “Remember La Bahia!” Despite being outnumbered, Gen. Sam Houston’s army of settlers, Tejanos, and foreign volunteers decisively defeated Gen. Antonio López de Santa Anna’s forces and won Texas’ independence. Today, the 1,200-acre site, San Jacinto Museum, and the 567-foot-tall San Jacinto Monument celebrate their sacrifice and victory.

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Location

3523 Independence Parkway South 
La Porte, TX 77571 
281-479-2431 
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Hours

Battleground 
Open Daily 
9 a.m.–6 p.m. 

Monument and Museum 
Open Wednesday to Sunday 
9 a.m.–6 p.m. 

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Tickets

Grounds are free to visit 

Monument: 
Adults $14 
Children (11 and younger) $6 
Seniors/Veterans: $10 
Groups: Contact San Jacinto

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Programs

Public Tours  
Special Events  
School Programs 

Art gallery in the San Jacinto monument

Plan Your Visit

Take a self-guided driving tour of the battlefield, hike, birdwatch, fish, visit the 567-foot-tall monument, and explore the museum.  

Sam Houston reenactor saluting child at San Jacinto Battleground

San Jacinto Battleground History

On April 21, 1836, General Houston and his men defeated the Mexican army after an 18-minute battle at this site.

Children lined up for a military demonstration at San Jacinto Battleground

Field Trips

Field trips are offered Wednesday through Friday, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. and usually last two hours.

Vistors in the San Jacinto Battleground museum

Event Rentals

Host your next Special Event at the San Jacinto Museum and Battlefield! 

Children playing a game with a reenactor at San Jacinto Battleground

Volunteer

We are looking for enthusiastic volunteers to help with educational programs, period acting and history reenactment, prairie restoration, site maintenance, photography, woodworking, and more.

Canon demonstration at San Jacinto Battleground

Scout Programs

We offer programs designed especially for the Cub Scout Texas Badge and the Girl Scout Playing the Past Badge.

Events at San Jacinto Battleground

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Memorial Day- Open to the Public

The San Jacinto Battleground State Historic Site will be open on this Monday in observance of Memorial Day.

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.

San Jacinto Battleground in the Blog

Flags of the Texas Revolution

Lots of places in Texas fly six flags, but the six flags flying in front of the San Jacinto Monument are unique. Instead of the traditional six flags of Texas, we fly six flags that represent key sites from Texas’ struggle for independence. Here’s a little more about each of the six flags, and the six sites they represent.

Visit Eight State Historic Sites to Experience the Republic of Texas Era

Step back in time and experience the period of the Texas Republic in person or virtually at one of these Texas Historical Commission state historic sites.