San Jacinto Battleground State Historic Site, La Porte

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. It couldn't be easier to arrange your visit to San Jacinto Battleground State Historic Site and many more La Porte attractions: make an itinerary online using Inspirock's La Porte online vacation planner .
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  • Amazing feat on engineering commemorating the San Jacinto battle site. You can go to the top on an elevator and visit the museum with all sorts of artifact from Texas legends. A must for all Texans an...  more »
  • Lived on the west side of Houston most of my life, and never bothered to visit, until today. Kids playing in baseball tourney in deer park, so we stopped by. They had a great time, and learned more ab...  more »
  • Great landmark and definitely a must see for any outside visitors looking for some history on Texas. I has fun coming here and I must admit paying for the elevator to the top was well worth it (expect...  more »
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  • Beautiful Monument if San Jacinto and reflection pool. Plenty of Texas history. You can walk through the Monument lobby and visit the gift shop. Do offer exhibits, historic movie of the San Jacinto battle, and an elevator trip up to the star at a cost. Also have re-enactment of the battle of San Jacinto on special holidays. The tour of Battleship Texas is great worth the price of the ticket. New and very nice park nearby, named after Captain Juan Sequin, who was under the command of Sam Houston. Delicious seafood at the Monument Inn Restaurant too.
  • Way more to see here than I expected. It was well worth the stop. Lots of great early Texas artifacts to view and a story about everything. Allow plenty of time if you enjoy reading about all the displays. The museum is split in 2 sections. One is free and the other is $6 per adult. There is a small theater that has scheduled shows and you can ride the elevator to the top of the monument for $6 each. At the top of the monument there’s just an observation room. There’s not much up there but it was a neat view.
  • Wonderful history! Be prepared to walk, a lot! Many stairs, however there is ramp accommodation for wheelchair patrons and a lovely elevator. There are a few free exhibits, but all three of the other attractions cost. There is limited shaded picnic area and plenty of parking, including handicapped spaces. The view from the top is fantastic though!
  • Self-tour the WWI battleship Texas as volunteers throughout the ship explain important areas. Visit the historic battleground where Texas won its independence. Go inside the San Jacinto monument for historical relics. Picnic under shady trees as you take in the sights & sounds of traffic on the Houston ship channel. Great fun, education.
  • We only passed through the Battleground which I have been to on many occasions. the Battleground is a major importance in Texas history. We went to the Monument Inn for dinner, it is on the road that passes through the Battleground down by the ferry. The Monument Inn has very good fried seafood. It's also nice to watch the ships go by as you eat. It is a very good local seafood restaurant that I would recommend.
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