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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  • September 12, 2017
    Be sure to take some time to visit the San Jacinto Monument, and the n army area where Santa Ana was caught. It should take you about 2 hours to go through. It provides a wonderful historical perspect...  more »
  • September 8, 2017
    I'm not a Texas native or a lover of Texas history so it makes it hard to rate this. The views are nice. The stairs are a killer for an out of shape person. If you love Texas history, this is an excel...  more »
  • August 28, 2017
    The museum was nice and the views are excellent. Once you go to the top of the monument, you can see all around for miles and miles (as long as there is no fog). Great place to spend a couple of hours...  more »
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  • June 25, 2017
    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.
  • June 23, 2017
    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.
  • June 2, 2017
    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.
  • May 19, 2017
    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!
  • May 29, 2017
    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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