The Museum and Battleground are closed today due to power loss and need for storm cleanup.  

Photoshoot at newlyweds at the San Jacinto Monument.

Photography and Film Shoots

Texas is Your Backdrop

THE SAN JACINTO MUSEUM AND BATTLEFIELD are the ultimate locations for stunning wedding, engagement, graduation, Quinceañera, birthday, family, or style photoshoots.  From breathtaking shots beneath the Monument to the picturesque backdrop of the Reflection Pool and the natural greenlands found throughout the Battlefield, the site offers a diverse range of locations for your next photoshoot.


The cost is $50 an hour during business hours.

  • San Jacinto Battleground and Monument exterior: Monday-Sunday between 9:00 a.m. and 6:00 p.m.
  • Museum located inside the Monument and Observation Deck: Wednesday-Sunday between 9:00 a.m. and 5:30 p.m.
  • Include one Twin Sister replica cannon during your shoot for an additional $100 fee.  Available Monday-Sunday between 10:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m.

A permit is required for professional photoshoots. A reservation must be made in advance; walk-up photo sessions are not allowed. A signed agreement and full payment is due when reserving your shoot. In the event that you need to change your date, your payment will be transferred to the new date and time.


Please fill out the inquiry form to learn more or to book your shoot. Upon receipt of your form, you will be notified of the permit fee and arrangements for payment. Your permit will be sent to you by email once payment is received. 

Reserve Your Upcoming Shoot

Drone Usage

Visitors wishing to fly their drone at the San Jacinto Museum and Battlefield may do so with prior authorization by the Site Manager. Authorization must be obtained before flying your drone and is granted on a site-by-site basis for the specific dates approved by the Site Manager. The authorization may be revoked at any time by the Site Manager.