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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  • The San Jacinto Monument is an awesome monument commemorating the Texans victory over Mexico and the tyrant Santa Ana. I truly enjoyed the stories of Texas history written around the base of the...  more »
  • The San Jacinto Monument is very important to most Texans because it is the location where the Texas army defeated Gen. Santa Ana. It marked the place Texas earned their Indepence from Mexico. It's....  more »
  • If there were two or three things I wanted to see in Texas, this would be near the top of the list. It’s also a great starting place for your visit (either here or the Texas museum in Austin) as you will understand the history and people of Texas. Buy the whole ticket and ride the elevator to the top to learn about the Texas oil and gas industry and it’s importance to the United States. Prepare to spend a day here although you can do it in a couple hours (battleship and the monument). Kids love it. If you are tight on cash, you can see them both for free without going to the top or getting on the ship.
  • We visited the san Jacinto Monument for the first time and we had a great time! We gained so much knowledge about the Ship Channel and the important role it plays in creating jobs and helping Houston’s economy. There is so much culture and history to lean in this site. Visiting the San Jacinto Battleground was a great experience. I highly recommend enjoying the view from the observation deck. That was my favorite part!

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