San Jacinto Battleground State Historic Site, La Porte

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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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  • Enjoyed our impromptu trip just wish the elevator was working so we could’ve gone to the top. The history lesson in the theater was cool 😎 
    Enjoyed our impromptu trip just wish the elevator was working so we could’ve gone to the top. The history lesson in the theater was cool 😎  more »
  • The monument is taller, and far more impressive, than Washington Memorial. It is a much more complex engineering project with far more detail. There is a small museum in the base of the monument... 
    The monument is taller, and far more impressive, than Washington Memorial. It is a much more complex engineering project with far more detail. There is a small museum in the base of the monument...  more »
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  • We drove down from Dallas to see the USS Texas Battleship. The ship was open this weekend, but has been closed for a while. They are going to do extensive repairs soon. I strongly recommend coming aboard this fantastic piece of history when she's open.
  • This is a favorite day trip for our family! The monument contains a highly educational museum full of artifacts from Texas history, a theater that shows an award-winning short film (that my 10 year old enjoyed enough to "shush" me when I asked him a question), a room full of dioramas that have fascinated me since I was young, and an observation deck at the top with an amazing view! Unfortunately the elevator to the observation deck is currently closed for repairs. There are also walking and hiking trails with information on the plants and animals of the area along the paths, plenty of great picnic areas, and leashed pets are welcome.

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