San Jacinto Battleground Featured

The 1,200-acre San Jacinto Battleground State Historic Site, which is also a national Historic Landmark, consists of the Battleground, Monument, and Battleship Texas. It is located within minutes of downtown Houston and a short distance to the beaches of Galveston Island. Visitors can experience history first-hand through living history at the San Jacinto Battleground and Battleship Texas State Historic Sites.

The famous Battle of San Jacinto that brought Texas its independence was fought on this site. Texian troops under General Sam Houston achieved the independence of Texas by defeating a Mexican Army led by General Antonio Lopez de Santa Anna on April 21, 1836.  Walk the Battleground and relive the famous battle for Texas Independence. Granite markers throughout the site designate locations of the Texian camps, the Mexican camps, the site of the advance by Texian forces and other strategic parts of the battle. Most markers can also be viewed from your vehicle. Read or print out "A Battleground Walking Tour Guide." Boy Scouts can earn a badge for this activity. Free admission.

281-479-2431 | 3523 Independence Parkway South, La Porte, Texas 77571-9585 | FREE. Check website for hours

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