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 EventThe Texas Navy and San Jacinto

The victory of the Texian Army on the plain of San Jacinto was built on many factors, including one that wasn't anywhere near San Jacinto on April 21, 1836: the officers and crews of the Texian Navy. Learn how captures of Mexican ships by the Texian Navy helped simultaneously to provide for Houston's army and deny Santa Anna the supplies his soldados desperately needed.

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Two sailing ships, one with a Texas Navy flag, the other with a Mexican flag being lowered..

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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