Battlefield, monument, museum, library, nature walk. There’s so much to see and do at San Jacinto. Check out the SJMBA Calendar for more.
The elevator and Observation Floor are temporarily closed for maintenance.
THE 13TH ANNUAL SAN JACINTO Texas Independence Fun Run will take place on Saturday, March 2, 2024, beginning at 7:30. There will be a 10K run, a 5K run, a 5K walk, and a 1K Kids run. The race course is certified and will be chip timed for the 10K run and 5K run. 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place in both male and female running categories will receive awards. The 5K walk and 1K Kids Run will not be chip timed. All participants will receive a medal.
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AFTER ORDERING A SERIES of unpopular retreats in a desperate attempt to save his rag-tag army from utter destruction, the Major General was trapped with his back to Buffalo Bayou. Retreat was no longer an option...
THIS MEXICAN MILITARY INSIGNIA was plowed up by Mr. Lee Selph, a mule team contractor, while building roads on the San Jacinto Battlefield. This is just one of the thousands of artifacts in our collection.
“Great place to brush up on your Texas history! The museum is very clean and everyone is very friendly. The sky was so clear, we could see for 30 miles or so all around from the top of the monument!”
“Perfect day trip from Houston, spent a little over an hour. Observation deck 400+ feet in the air that highlights the position of both armies. 35 minute informational movie that starts on the hour and a great little display of artifacts and timelines of the history of Texas.”
“This was our second time going but first time going up to observation deck. Had a great time. It is a great piece of history! Easy access for wheelchair service.”
“What a magnificent museum and collection of Texas history and artifacts. Every time I go, I spend hours looking at the treasures and reading about them. Any fan of history, especially Texas history should make this a must-visit. The monument and grounds speak for themselves. It's unlike anything else outside of visiting the monuments in DC, but San Jacinto is awe-inspiring.”
“What a great little museum! So much to read about the history of Texas, the battle of San Jacinto, and the monument it's housed in! The 30-minute movie was really great and definitely worth the watch!”
“What a wonderful experience. If you love history and Texas, you will love the museum. The staff is friendly and passionate and know their Texas history. Everything really is bigger in Texas.”
“Great place to take the kids and show them some hands on Texas history! Highly recommended.”