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 
Contact us
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Hours

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

Monument and Museum Open Wednesday - 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 the Monument 

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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

Our museum curator wearing nitrile gloves holds a golden snuff box that once belonged to Santa Anna in front of a cabinet of artifacts.

Career Day: Curator

Explore the fascinating world behind the exhibits and discover the diverse career opportunities within the museum industry.

A group of re-enactors stand listening to a man dressed in a hat and red vest. They are performing various tasks such as holding a baby and pulling carts. They appear to be in an animated discussion.

San Jacinto Family Day: Survive the Runaway Scrape

Join us at our February San Jacinto Family Day program to hear real stories of the Runaway Scrape and see if you can make it to safety in the Surviving the Runaway Scrape game.

Runners running in front of the San Jacinto monument.

13th Annual San Jacinto Texas Independence Fun Run

Race through history this Texas Independence Day around the San Jacinto Battleground with your choice of participating in a 10K, 5K, or 5K Walk. The kids can join the fun with our 1K race just for them.

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.