San Jancinto Museum of History

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Just twenty minutes from downtown Houston, locals and out-of-towners alike can turn an afternoon daytrip into a trip back in time — at the San Jacinto Museum of History.

A battleship, a battle and some of the Gulf Coast’s best birding, whether you are entertaining guests, chaperoning a fieldtrip or just spending time with your family, a visit to the museum is an experience to remember.

View the pricing for special attractions.

On Friday, May 12, 2017, the Museum and Park will close at 4:00 to allow setup for an event held that evening in the park by the City of La Porte, celebrating its 125th birthday.  Please plan to arrive at the museum early enough to see everything before the early closing time of 4:00. 

Please Note: The Observation Floor and the elevator are currently closed, as a replacement part which needs to be specially manufactured is needed for the elevator.  It is anticipated that the part will arrive no sooner than the first full week of June, and installation and testing will take several days.  Please call to find out if the Observation Floor has reopened before visiting.  The theatre and museum galleries are open for you to visit.

Day Trips

Whether its a quick trip or a full day, the San Jacinto Battleground State Historic Site offers plenty to see and do.


Group Visits

Make a Texas-sized impression and take advantage of discounted rates for your corporate or educational group's activities.


Field Trips

Take your class back more than 150 years to the epic battle that became the birth of Texas independence.


For Parents

Pack the car and experience a day at the San Jacinto Battleground State Historic Park that makes for smart, yet weary, children.



The San Jacinto Monument and Museum will work with you to accommodate the needs of all visitors. 



Craft your own historic message as you join those that have made this one of the greatest monuments in the world.



The Museum and Monument are closed Thanksgiving Day and December 24-25. 



Admission to the Monument and Museum is always free. Special attractions are priced as followed:


  Texas Forever!!
Interactive Experience
Observation Floor A Destined Conflict Exhibition Combo Ticket
Best Value
$6.00 $6.00 $6.00 $16.50
(11 and under)
$5.50 $4.50 $4.00 $12.50
(65 and over)
$5.50 $5.50 $5.50 $15.00
$5.50 $5.50 $5.00 $15.00
(Child 11 and under)
 $3.50  $3.75  $4.00  $9.75
Active Duty MILITARY/ Veterans
$5.50 $5.50 $5.00 $15.00
$4.00 $2.00 $2.00 $4.00