San Jancinto Museum of History

A Moment Carved in History

Relive the epic battle that shaped a free Texas, opened the West and crafted one of the most vital chapters in American history. Experience it now

Festival and Reenactment

Save the date for family fun at the 2014 San Jacinto Day Festival on April 26.

Celebrating
Seventy-Five  

Return to the opening of the San Jacinto Museum of History, 75 years ago.

Festival Schedule

What's happening when at 2014 San Jacinto Day Festival and Battle Reenactment.

Teaching Texas History

Learn how the Curriculum Guide can energize your classroom.

Plans for Future Expansion

Find out about the museum's plans for expansion, now in their initial stage.

Saving Sam

See how 21st-century science brought this 19th-century sculpture back to life.

Dig Down Deep into History

Explore our amazing online collections like never before — right here, right now.

THE BIRTH
OF A REPUBLIC

Uncover the origins of the Lone Star State at the San Jacinto Museum of History. Discover how a decisive 18-minute battle for independence empowered a young nation and forever altered the course of world history. The story of America is infused with the legacy of Texian valor.

Learn about the Battle of San Jacinto


Featured Video

Play A Free Texas Video

A Free Texas

A dedicated soldier's letter to his family tells of tragedy and triumph as the battle draws close — and freedom even closer.

Visit our YouTube channel for more videos



GUEST BOOK

  • April 18, 2014

    Roland N. Salazar, Houston, Texas

    Been re-enacting for last several years.  It's a blast! We welcome any one interested in reenacting.  Musicians welcomed/Contact sala.roland@yahoo.com


  • March 21, 2014

    Tahjanique Bradley, Huston, Texas

    Love Texas I have been living here for 7 months Im from Miami Florida and I love it here thers no beach but the spirit from fellow Texans is amazing


  • March 17, 2014

    annemarie, sugar land texas

    go san jacinto


  • March 03, 2014

    Veronica Luna, Friendswood Tx

    I love coming here. I learn something new everytime I come here. Makes me love my state that much more!!!!


  • March 01, 2014

    JB Murphy, Tyler, TX

    Proud Texan that finds much pride in a historic place where our future was defined by a few hundred brave Texan Men.  Strong/Brave Texan Men vs. Satan.


  • January 11, 2014

    Spencer Family, Houston, Texas

    After visiting the Monument and Battlegrounds, we have a deeper appreciation and pride for Texas and all those who fought and sacrificed.


  • November 26, 2013

    Sammi Sears, Decatur

    Wow, I am totally coming for my Birthday,


  • November 23, 2013

    Corey Householder, Georgetown, Texas

    Very excited to visit the battleground and museum when my deployment ends. Can't wait to go experience some of my history!


  • November 20, 2013

    Chubzz Santibanez, Tahoka

    very cool

  • November 13, 2013

    Denton Florian, Houston

    Very nice upgrade to the site! We'll get the word out on the film's Facebook page and web site.  Thanks for all you do.


  • November 13, 2013

    Joanna Friebele, Dublin, TX

    Love this website, you did a great job - very pretty, very functional... easy to look at and use.  Lots of info too...


  • November 13, 2013

    Sunny Taj, Houston

    Great Site!!


  • November 13, 2013

    Yvonne Pittman, Katy, TExas

    Great job on a beautiful new website for all to enjoy!


  • October 28, 2013

    Kathy Gause, Irving, Texas

    This past weekend, my husband and I visited the monument, museum, and battleground.  There is so much Texas history here! Recommend it to all Texans!


  • October 23, 2013

    Mrs. Wierick's Class, Arlington, TX

    We would like to visit! We are reading a Time For Kids article, A Tall Tale about the monument.


  • October 02, 2013

    Kim Borel, Groves, Texas

    I visited the monument in 2011 for the 4th annual Wheel House motorcycle ride.  I loved to learn all of the history of the battle.


  • September 26, 2013

    Amanda Keating, St. Louis

    Quote from my 12 year old.."At least these people know how to make a web-site! I guess that is a compliment:)


  • September 05, 2013

    Jeffery Dowden, Splendora Tx

    I love the site and I am making my plans now to attend the reenactment.


  • August 26, 2013

    Hack Fresse, Uschihausen

    Nice site you have


  • August 20, 2013

    Sunny, Taj

    Very Informative!


  • July 27, 2013

    Susan Hampton, Houston

    Texas Forever


  • July 23, 2013

    Hoppness family, Dallas, TX

    Here in remembrance and honor to Philip Walker.  Your sacrifice and those of your fellow "Texans" are appreciated and remembered.


  • July 16, 2013

    Sandra Salas Gutierrez, Houston

    22 yrs living in Houston, 1st time visiting.  A Pleasure


  • June 29, 2013

    Veronica Melendez Ayala, Monterrey, México

    It's awesome


  • June 29, 2013

    Bob & Barbara Jennings

    Wow!


  • June 29, 2013

    Charles & Debbie Henry

    Go Texas!


  • June 22, 2013

    J. Simien, Houston

    Texas Forever!!


  • June 16, 2013

    Louis C. DeAnue-Hall, Port Arthur, Tex

    Wow! Great!


  • May 11, 2013

    Mark & Thomas Babineck, Houston, TX

    "Remember Goliad!"


  • March 09, 2013

    Frank & Sandra Bianco, Pearland

    Great movie


  • March 02, 2013

    Frank & Becky Tirez, Houston

    Long Live Texas!


  • December 29, 2012

    Mimi

    Today is a windy day and I came here with my friends.  My name is Mimi and I had a great time.


  • December 09, 2012

    Ron & Donne Shaw, Corsicana

    History stands proud here!


  • October 09, 2012

    The Edwards, Santa Fe, Tex

    Excellent!


  • September 18, 2012

    Wei Wang, Houston TX

    Great place.


  • September 05, 2012

    Lindsay Wade, Flagstaff, AZ

    Loved it!


  • August 05, 2012

    Paloma Morin Morero

    Me gusto mucho el museo.


  • March 04, 2012

    Gracie Lujan, Lumberton, TX

    Houston Rocks!


  • March 03, 2012

    Gina Francis, Houston

    ♥ San Jacinto!


  • February 19, 2012

    Maya Perez, Texas


  • February 16, 2012

    Julio Munoz

    Rocks!

PLAN YOUR VISIT

PLAN YOUR
VISIT

Open 7 Days a Week

One Monument Circle
La Porte, Texas 77571
281-479-2421

Hours

THE MUSEUM
9AM-6PM
JESSE H. JONES THEATRE
10AM-6PM
OBSERVATION FLOOR
9AM-5:45PM
THE BATTLEGROUND
9AM-6PM
BATTLESHIP TEXAS
10AM-5PM
THE HERZSTEIN LIBRARY
9AM-4:30PM
FRI. & SAT. BY APP. ONLY

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