San Jacinto Momument and Battleground

The 1,200-acre San Jacinto Battleground State Historic Site, which is also a national Historic Landmark,  consists of the Battleground, Monument and BattleshipTEXAS. Visitors can experience history first-hand through living history at the San Jacinto Battleground and BattleshipTEXAS State Historic Sites.

The famous Battle of San Jacinto that brought Texas its independence was fought on this site. Texian troops under General Sam Houston achieved the independence of Texas by defeating a Mexican Army led by General Antonio Lopez de Santa Anna on April 21, 1836.

Great suggestion from new member Ben K!  Thanks Ben.

 

We can meet at 9AM on the terrace of the monument.  Pricing is varied for each event/stop.  The website suggests that cash is easiest option at some stops, although credit cards are accepted in the park.

We will add details as the date approaches.

Visit the website for pricing and other information.

http://www.sanjacinto-museum.org/Monument_and_Museum/


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  • Tom P.

    I enjoyed the visit today more than ever because it was so much fun to have other history lovers along in the museum.

    October 6, 2012

  • keith

    Glad you came!!

    October 6, 2012

  • Nikki

    Hey Keith, Thanks for setting this one up. Loved remembering the reason I moved to Lonestar state!

    October 6, 2012

  • keith

    Great bit of Texas history!

    October 6, 2012

  • keith

    That was fun! Great to meet Tom, Eric, John and Lisa! Thanks for coming with, Nikki.

    October 6, 2012

  • keith

    We're here!

    October 6, 2012

  • keith

    It's early! Yawn! Better map the location.

    October 6, 2012

  • Lauren

    Aw man, I wanted to go, but it conflicts with the Houston Mod Lake Jackson tour :(

    October 5, 2012

    • keith

      darn! maybe next time. i miss out on all the mod tours. we should have a mod tour meetup!

      October 5, 2012

  • keith

    WOW! I haven't been on in awhile and it looks like we have an event! I will try to work out the details by this weekend. Anyone who wants to review the San Jacinto Battleground website and make suggestions as to what we do when, feel free. You can leave input here or send me a message. Ben K, are you joining us?

    September 19, 2012

  • Ben K.

    Picnic sounds like fun. I think there are some Day Use camp site areas. Which are on the side of park that's more secluded and the site of the original Mexican Breastworks and beyond. This is where the fighting mainly took place.
    But also I would imagine is a nice area for rattlesnakes. Good thing we are going when it gets cooler.

    August 8, 2012

  • Andrea

    Is anybody going from Houston? I am looking for carpooling!

    August 7, 2012

  • keith

    I think that's up in the air. I haven't been to this site since I was a kid, nor have I "picnic-ed" in quite some time. I'm game, depending on the weather. I'd rather not picnic if it's to far over 80 degrees! Anyone else want to make a picnic a part of the event?

    July 2, 2012

  • Celia

    Yay! I am looking forward to this! If we are making a day of this, are we bringing coolers and having a picnic?

    July 2, 2012

  • Ben Kirkland changed the date and time from Saturday, June 30, 2012 at 9:00 AM to Saturday, October 06, 2012 at 9:00 AM

    June 14, 2012

  • Ben K.

    Several years ago I took some scouts on a hike through this park. And I have still have the map and narrative which explains the history from different points along the hike. I will be glad to make copies of this or even send it as a PDF.

    1 · May 30, 2012

  • keith

    Ben, if you like, we can set a date to see how many people RSVP. If the response is not sufficient, we can plan it later in the year. The Glenwood Cemetery Tour this morning was great until about 11 and then we were too hot. I would suggest choosing a date soon (in the next few weeks) or in the fall.

    May 26, 2012

  • Ben K.

    Basically two ways to get there. One is off 225 near Deer Park on that route artist painted scenes of advancing Texian's on some of the holding tanks of the chemical plants along the way. Or you can cross the Lynchburg Ferry which connects to I-10 near Channelview. My kids like the ferry ride and I like the artwork.

    May 21, 2012

  • Ben K.

    I'm new to Meetup so I don't know how the scheduling works.
    But if I can suggest at Saturday morning before it gets too hot.
    There are some picnic grounds in the park if anyone likes the idea of making more of a day out of it. But like I said.. it's going to get hot and humid fast. The area is on the ship channel so i'ts very industrial.

    May 21, 2012

  • Ben K.

    San Jacinto Battleground State Historic Site
    3523 Independence Parkway South
    LaPorte, TX 77571
    (281)[masked]
    Entrance Fees
    Adult: $12 Daily
    Child 12 Years and Under : Free
    There is also an additional fees for the Observation Floor and to view the short film "Texas Forever"
    Please visit the website - www.tpwd.state.tx.us/state-parks/san-jacinto-battleground

    May 21, 2012

  • May 21, 2012

  • keith

    This is a great idea. If you would like to add all of the necessary information (address, details for tours, possible schedule dates), we can schedule a meetup for the San Jacinto Monument. Thank you for your input! Excellent.

    May 19, 2012

  • Ben K.

    This could be a family event. I have guide book that I used for some cub scouts a few years ago.

    May 19, 2012

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