San Jacinto Battleground State Historic Site

San Jacinto Monument and the reflection pool Reenactors dressed up as Mexican soldiers An aerial view of the San Jacinto Monument A mother, grandmother and two children look out a telescope A man stands in a room looking at paintings on the wall Stone tablets set into a stone wall A cannon being fired. Two men in historic outfits stand near the cannon. A plume of fire is coming out the end of the cannon.

3523 Independence Parkway South
La Porte, TX 77571


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 Goliad!” Despite being outnumbered, General Sam Houston’s army of settlers, Tejanos and foreign volunteers decisively defeated General Antonio López de Santa Anna’s forces and won Texas’s independence. Today, the 1,300-acre site, San Jacinto Museum and the 567-foot tall San Jacinto Monument celebrate their sacrifice and victory.

Upcoming Events

July 2

Bird Watching at the Battleground

The San Jacinto Battleground is home to more than 200 species of birds, and the best time to see them is first thing in the morning. Every first Saturday of the month, we open two hours early so birders and photographers can enjoy early morning...

July 2

Boom: Cannon Demonstration

BOOM! Have you ever wondered how to load a cannon or seen one fired? This 4th of July weekend, visitors to the San Jacinto Monument can learn how to load a cannon and watch regular cannon demonstrations.

It will be a blast, literally!...

July 3

Candy Cartridges

During the Texas Revolution, some soldiers loaded their weapons with pre-made paper cartridges filled with black power and a musket ball. Join us on Sunday to make replica musket cartridges using candy in place of bullets and gunpowder. We'll...

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