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San Jacinto Battleground State Historic Site

Open today: 9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
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Interesting place to go if you like US history

There are 3 interesting places in the battleground park: 1) San Jacinto monument and museum. You... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
Vienna, Austria
Perfect History Lesson

I came here as a child at the age of 10 and was able to return this weekend after 20 years. It was... read more

Reviewed August 14, 2019
Dallas, Texas
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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
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Reviewed 6 days ago

There are 3 interesting places in the battleground park: 1) San Jacinto monument and museum. You will find interesting objects and facts about the history of Texas and San Jacinto battle. 2) Texas battleship from the first world war. Note: it is undergoing reparations and...More

Date of experience: September 2019
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Battleship is being moved to Alabama for repair then to Galveston for permanent placement. Only thin now is monument and cemetery by old battleship dock

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank Billy D
Reviewed August 14, 2019

I came here as a child at the age of 10 and was able to return this weekend after 20 years. It was as cool as I remember it. The views from the top of the monument were terrific and the cost is only 6...More

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank HeKtor89
Reviewed July 18, 2019 via mobile

Monument and museum on battlefield site. Can take elevator to top of monument for a fee ($6 ea). Get a nice view of surroundings. Museum is small, but has well presented information on the significance of the battle between Gen. Santa Anna and Sam Houston....More

Date of experience: July 2019
Thank _rjtackett
Reviewed July 13, 2019 via mobile

This is the location sacred to Texans where Sam Houston’s outnumbered army fought and decidedly won an 18 minute battle against Santa Anna’s troops. Unmissable for anyone with an interest in American and Texan history. The adjoining memorial provides some great views although the exhibit...More

Date of experience: July 2019
Reviewed July 9, 2019 via mobile

When we visit the Battleship we always stop by the San Jacinto Monument. This is a very educational activity for young and old alike. Be sure to take a ride to the top of the monument for a view of Pasadena, Houston and the Houston...More

Date of experience: May 2019
Thank TacomaTRD
Reviewed July 6, 2019

My main reason for visiting was to see the battleship but since i was here I visited the grounds and monument. I had hoped to see more artifacts in the monument. They do have displays of some of the weapons and paintings of the battle....More

Date of experience: July 2019
Thank jeep146
Reviewed July 5, 2019

I have always wanted to go to the site where Texas won her independence and it did not disappoint. I love battlefields that are preserved on site and have markers and points you can literally stand in the same spot of. For instance you can...More

Date of experience: June 2019
Thank lonewulf44
Reviewed July 3, 2019

The San Jacinto Monument is patterned after the Washington Monument in DC, with it's own spin on the architectural elements. Worth going up to the observation deck, even if you're mostly going to see oil refineries in the distance. The museum usually has some interesting...More

Date of experience: July 2019
Thank 262keithd
Reviewed June 28, 2019

This is where the final battle for Texas Independence was fought, and Texas became a free republic. I have been to the monument several times. This time I took my 13 year old granddaughter. This is an awe-inspiring place. Beautiful monument. Museum, gift shop, and...More

Date of experience: June 2019
Thank Sandra S
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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