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San Jacinto Battleground State Historic Site, La Porte

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Visit the site where Texan independence was won at San Jacinto Battleground State Historic Site. What is now a 486 hectare (1,200 acre) historic park marks the place where General Sam Houston's Texan troops defeated General Antonio Lopez de Santa Anna's army in 1839, thereby securing Texas' succession from Mexico. Visitors can explore the battleground and discover strategic points of the conflict, indicated with granite markers. The on-site museum houses a number of artifacts and exhibits that outline more than 400 years of Texas history. From the museum you can take an elevator up the 149 m (489 ft) San Jacinto Monument, which offers expansive views the city and harbor. To explore more of the park, stroll along the marsh trail and boardwalk. To visit San Jacinto Battleground State Historic Site on your holiday in La Porte, and find out what else La Porte has to offer, use our La Porte family vacation planner.
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  • The monument is beautiful much like the Washington Monument as it has a reflecting pool. Don't miss going up the elevator to the top. An amazing piece of history.  more »
  • Went to the USS Texas and the San Jacinto Battle ground memorial. The battleship is an great attraction and touring it sits a prospective people should see when they think on how tough they have it. L...  more »
  • Really loved this place! It's a great history lesson! I learned so much about the history of Texas. The museum is great and we were able to go all way to the top.  more »
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  • Great place to learn about the history of Texas. This marks the spot where Texas won its independence from Mexico. They will give you the history and tour. You will learn about General Santa Ana and others. I thoroughly enjoyed taking my children here. If you go here, plan to go to the Battleship Texas as it is in the vicinity.
  • Ridge Creek Elementary 4th graders had their field trip there and it was awesome! I've lived here all of my life and have never been on the Battleship. It was amazing. We had a blast. Park and restrooms were clean. It was just an overall awesome experience. We will be back for summer fun!
  • This is where Texas won its independence from Mexico. A little disturbing thought is that there's about 600 Mexican soldiers bodies still on the ground somewhere. That's about how many were killed during the battle. The ground has been blessed by the church so in a way it has become a giant graveyard to the fallen soldiers. What a beautiful place. When you go; Glab the binoculars and go birding on some of the trails the wildlife is really neat there.
  • Been gong her since I was a kid. Full of history. Be sure to take the kids to the Battle ship as well. This pace also has some wonderful hiking trails. as well. Just remember the BUG spray and water in the warmer months.
  • This is one of my favorite spots on the East side of Houston. You can definitely appreciate the reflection pool or take a walk on the long trail. The monument itself is amazing. It is very cheap to go up to the observation deck. Worth the price! And being on the grounds is absolutely free!