San Jancinto Museum of History

 

Birth of a Republic

Learn how Sam Houston turned a steady retreat into a surprise attack, and certain defeat into sudden victory at San Jacinto.

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The Battleground

Get a birds-eye view of this most significant piece of Texas real estate — today and as it was back in 1836.

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Fate of Nations

See how one small battle in Texas spilled over its borders to leave a mark not only on a young nation, but the world as well.

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Commanders

Experience the wisdom and instincts, caution and courage, brilliant maneuvers and costly mistakes that changed history.

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Maps

Explore maps of the battlefield and the resulting westward expansion to see the true impact of the victory at San Jacinto. 

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Weapons

Take a close-up look at the weaponry used by both sides — when warfare was generally more up close and personal.

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Reenactment

Celebrate San Jacinto Day with the crackling of muskets and the booming of cannons every April. A Texas family tradition.

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Timeline

Timeline

March through the events before, during and after the battle that lead to the birth of a new Texas Republic.

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