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Day Trip: Battleship Texas & San Jacinto Battleground State Historic Site

Day trip to the San Jacinto Battleground State Historic Site
Carpooling details as we get closer to the date.

This is the Memorial Day weekend. No events showing on the Park website, but plan to get there early to get parking.

Park opens at 9am.

Park is free to enter, but boarding the Battleship Texas has a fee: Adult: $12 Daily 


In 1948, the Battleship Texas became the first battleship memorial museum in the United States. That same year, on the anniversary of Texas Independence, the Texas was presented to the State of Texas and commissioned as the flagship of the Texas Navy. In 1983, the Texas was placed under the stewardship of the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department and is permanently anchored on the Buffalo Bayou and the busy Houston Ship Channel.

State Park: Free admission
The 1,200-acre San Jacinto Battleground State Historic Site, which is also a national Historic Landmark, consists of the Battleground, Monument and Battleship Texas. Visitors can experience history first-hand through living history at the San Jacinto Battleground and Battleship Texas State Historic Sites.
Walk the Battleground and relive the famous battle for Texas Independence. Granite markers throughout the site designate locations of the Texian camps, the Mexican camps, the site of the advance by Texian forces and other strategic parts of the battle. Most markers can also be viewed from your vehicle.
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.

Also enjoy the Marsh Restoration and Boardwalk:
From the1,210-foot long marsh trail and boardwalk you can view the native prairie, tidal marsh and bottomland forest as it appeared at the time of the historic 1836 Battle of San Jacinto.

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  • JerryLee

    Sorry, I am not going to make this it there today

    May 24, 2014

  • Mackenzie R.

    I'm running late. Had a few unexpected complications. Where would I meet y'all cause it'll be a while before I get there

    May 24, 2014

  • Kevin S.

    Running late but in route now

    May 24, 2014

  • Mackenzie R.

    Where do we meet you?

    May 22, 2014

    • Denise B.

      We'll meet in the parking lot/area. See you then!

      May 23, 2014

  • Denise B.

    Sorry folks, no restaurant nearby that is open for breakfast. The Monument Inn is open for lunch starting at 11am.
    So see you at the grounds at 8am or so.

    1 · May 20, 2014

  • Dolores P.

    Can't make this one.

    May 20, 2014

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