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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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  • I have been to this site many times and I never get enough. The Battleship Texas, the monument, the museum and the battle ground will take you back to the day Sam Houston and his men kicked the heck o...  more »
  • The San Jacinto Battleground State Historic Site includes the location of the Battle of San Jacinto, and the USS Texas. A prominent feature of the park is the San Jacinto Monument. Visitors can take a...  more »
  • Friends took my husband and I here after seeing Battleship Texas. Awesome views and easy elevator ride. Neat to learn some history of the Mexican American War. The battle of San Jacinto was pivotol in...  more »
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  • The San Jacinto Monument is worthy of nothing but 5 stars! It's so beautiful and so relaxing looking out from the observatory deck, and it's ONLY $6 to go to the top. There are no fees to get into the monument or the museum. A great place to go if you're low on cash, and just wanna get out of the house, and see some sites. Once you're done at the monument, be sure to stop by the Battleship park. Always free to enter the park, so you can pack a picnic, and have a very nice day trip with the family.
  • Last time I visited this place, it was a very nice place to learn about the historic site, clean and presentable facility. Parking lot is very big and easy to maneuver. What I disliked was the old lady that operates the elevator, she seemed bothered or upset about something when I simply asked her a question regarding about the tower...She never even spoke one word. When it was time for me to go, I waited for more people to go with me in the elevator just so it won't be uncomfortable going down. Other than that, good place.
  • 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.

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