Self-guided site tours of Sabine Pass Battleground State Historic Site include memorial features such as the bronze statue of Lt. Richard “Dick” Dowling and the memorial to the Union casualties of the battle. The site also includes an interpretive pavilion illustrating the story of the battle and a scaled model of the Confederate Fort Griffin. 

Walking tours of the site take 30 minutes to one hour. A cell phone tour is also available. Ample visitor parking is available on site. 

Overnight camping is available for $40 per night per RV rental space.  

Fishing is permitted on-site. All guests are expected to adhere to the annual Texas fishing rules and regulations, including license requirements.  


All areas are wheelchair accessible. 


Restroom facilities are available on site. There is no visitor center or gift shop. There are two shaded areas with picnic tables and grills. Additional grills and picnic tables are also available on site, but they are not covered. 

Pets are welcome on site provided they are kept on a leash. To help us with our preservation and conservation mission, and for the safety of our visitors, we ask that visitors respectfully refrain from climbing on the monuments and World War II-era ammunition magazines that are located on site. Alcohol is not permitted on site. 

Nearby Attractions 

For nearby attractions, accommodations, and restaurants, visit the Port Arthur Convention and Visitors Bureau and Beaumont Convention and Visitors Bureau

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