San Jancinto Museum of History

Museum Closed to Visitors

March 20, 2020

Houston, TX.  The Texas Historical Commission has closed facilities to the public at all 31 historic sites that it manages.  As a result, the San Jacinto Museum of History is closed for an unspecified period of time.   The health and safety of our staff and general public are our top priorities as we do our part to prevent the spread of COVID-19.

Our president and librarian are on-site with critical staff members taking extra precautions practicing social distancing while working on the daily business of the museum along with organizing and refreshing exhibits.  All non-essential staff have been asked to stay home until further notice.  There will be staff available via email or phone to answer your questions and direct you to appropriate areas of our website that will enrich your family-time during this unprecedented season.

Website - Our website provides hours of exploration about the battle that changed history on April 21, 1836.  Explore maps, weapons, commanders, and facts about the monument itself as one of the finest examples of Moderne architecture in the United States.  It is recognized as a National Historic Civil Engineering Landmark by the American Society of Civil Engineers, and the San Jacinto Battleground State Historic Site is a National Historic Landmark.  Look for our upcoming special exhibit’s Grand Opening announcement.

  • The Arts and Artifacts section allows you to experience our collection online and browse a selection of over 2,000 items.
  • The Curriculum Guide for Teachers is a favorite with teachers and is free to download.               
  • The Veteran Bios section lets you learn about the individual men who fought in the Battle of San Jacinto.  


The San Jacinto Battleground remains open to the public at this time for healthy visitors who follow safe social distance of 6 feet or 2 meters. Check before you make your trip for current guidance.

Funding – The San Jacinto Museum of History is a 501(c)3 and receives no state or federal funds.

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We will continue to monitor the situation and make appropriate changes to this schedule should that be required.  Please check our website for updates.

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