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San Jacinto Battleground State Historic Site

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Site of battle resulting in Texas's independence from Mexico.
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3523 Independence Pkwy S, La Porte, TX 77571-9773
+1 281-479-2431
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Coming from the UK we knew very little about this part of Texas history. The museum was informative and free. The monument is extremely impresssive and unexpected.I paid to go up to the observation desk and couldn't believe how many oil refineries there were. The...More

Thank D C
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This museum spells out the history of Texas in clear, precise, historical facts. It was very informative and the displays provided a great read.

Thank DLNY1
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Take your time and enjoy the museum, word for word, after taking in the observation deck. There is a lot of great Texas history to be found here in addition to fabulous views.

Thank TexStanJr
Reviewed October 14, 2018

Memorable experience to ponder what some people are willing to do for the things they passionately believe in.

Thank Steven B
Reviewed October 14, 2018 via mobile

This monument can be seen for miles, but hidden amongst refineries. A steadfast memorial of the battle fought there, this is a beautiful reminder of the sacrifices made. The structure itself is UNBELIEVABLE! I took so many pictures because it’s hard to believe it was...More

Thank MeganA_11
Reviewed September 28, 2018 via mobile

The tower here is magnificent, topped by a 220 ton concrete star. It is a worthy tribute to the significance of the battle won here and it’s importance to American history. We bought a combo ticket and rode up to the observation deck at about...More

Thank jandlUk
Reviewed September 20, 2018 via mobile

I was intrigued by this monument and it's size. The inside is amazing with all the historical items.

Thank pnkgirl27
Reviewed September 19, 2018 via mobile

You can read about the Battle of San Jacinto and study it in school, but until you visit it is difficult to understand how small the battlefield was. Recommend you buy the combo ticket. The movie and trip to the top of the monument are...More

Thank Dennis10_51
Reviewed August 22, 2018 via mobile

Not really earth shattering or a must see but very cool. The monument is some 15 ft taller than the Washington monument and you can take an elevator to the top of this one(for a fee). Military/vets AND family get in free with all the...More

Thank Rory J
Reviewed August 21, 2018

The historical significance of this place cannot be underestimated. This is the place where Sam Houston and his army defeated General Santa Anna and his Mexican army in 1836. Thanks to the victory of the San Jacinto battle, Texas gained its independence from Mexico. This...More

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February 14, 2016|
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Response from Beauster | Reviewed this property |
Yes the monument is open on Sunday. The parking is free, there is a charge of $5 to go up the monument the view is great but the museum is free.
February 14, 2016|
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Response from shinergal99 | Reviewed this property |
Hi. Yes, it's open on Sunday's. Go to sanjacinto-museum There is no entrance fee to the grounds or inside, but there is a small fee to go up to the observation deck (def worth it!), to watch the movie (def worth it!), and... More