Battlefield, monument, museum, library, nature walk. There’s so much to see and do at San Jacinto. Check out the SJMBA Calendar for more.
LACE UP THOSE RUNNING SHOES and join in for the 13th Annual San Jacinto Texas Independence Fun Run on Saturday, March 2, 2024. Whether you run or walk it's a fantastic way to celebrate our Lone Star State's history. Don't miss the fun - register now.
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.”