San Jacinto Family Day: Feeding an Army

Nov 4 2023 - 11:00am to 3:00pm

San Jacinto Museum

One Monument Circle
La Porte, TX 77571

graphic showing people cooking bread over a fire. Text reads: San Jacinto Family Day November Feeding an Army

Before an army could fight, it had to be fed! Soldiers in the Texas Army were usually supplied with the basic ingredients and had to make their own food out of what was provided.

In his memoirs of the Texas Revolution, Dr. Labadie wrote that the day before the Battle of San Jacinto, he “secured a small tin pan full, and having made it into dough, I threw it on the hot embers, and in ten minutes it was bread.”

Try making your own campfire bread, just like the Texian soldiers did 187 years ago.

When: Saturday, November 4; drop in between 11:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.

Where: Outside the San Jacinto Monument

Age Range: Kids 5+

Cost: Free

Note: The San Jacinto Museum and Battlefield Association and San Jacinto Battleground State Historic Site are excited to announce the San Jacinto Family Day program. Every first Saturday of the month, we are offering a hands-on, interactive program from 11:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. designed to be enjoyed as a family. Additionally, child entry is FREE all day with the purchase of an adult ticket, so bring the kids or grandkids and experience Texas history as a family! While groups are welcome to participate in the Family Day activity, free child admission only applies to families. This program is outside, so dress for the weather. In case of inclement weather, we will do a substitute program inside the San Jacinto Museum. Learn more about upcoming Family Day programs here.

For more information, email or call 281-479-2431.

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