A montage of the some the exciting experiences you can have while visiting the San Jancinto Museum and Monument

18 Minutes
That Changed
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Featured EventGender and the Runaway Scrape

In the waning moments of the rebellion, fear of defeat prompted larger questions of what it meant to be a man or woman in a period of war and retreat. Explore dominant perceptions of nineteenth-century gender norms and expectations that pervaded historical accounts of this turbulent period.

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Detail of a painting showing a woman pulling an ox team, with women, children, a white-bearded man, and a dog walking through tall grass.

A painting of General Sam Houston on horseback pointing toward the San Jacinto battleground

Featured CommanderSam Houston

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...

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Featured ArtifactMilitary Insignia

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.

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An anitque military insignia tag from the San Jacinto Battlefield

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