San Jacinto Celebrates Veterans Day
No Charge for the Military, their Families and Guests, All Week
The San Jacinto Monument, rising 570 feet above the battleground, stands as a memorial to the men who fought for Texas independence. As such, it is fitting for San Jacinto to honor all military personnel in celebration of Veterans Day.
The San Jacinto Museum of History, located at the base of the Monument, will admit active and retired military personnel and their accompanying family members and guests to all its attractions FREE OF CHARGE the entire week of Veterans Day - Saturday, November 8 through Sunday, November 16, 2014.
This includes FREE ADMISSION to:
- Ride the 489-foot elevator to the top of the Monument and view the land where the Battle of San Jacinto was fought, the Houston Ship Channel and much more.
- View the digital presentation Texas Forever!! The Battle of San Jacinto - which describes life from the earliest Spanish colonies to the day the West was won.
- Making a Mark, Leaving a Legacy, current special exhibit.
- Visit the San Jacinto Museum of History permanent gallery - exhibiting books to bayonets, swords to sketches, there's something here for everyone.
The men who fought at San Jacinto were settlers as well as soldiers ranging in age from 16 to 64. They were born in different nations but were called together to fight for the ideal of a government that would provide representation to its citizens. Irrespective of race, nationality or creed, the soldiers fought to establish a free country whose government would obey the rule of law. The San Jacinto Monument is dedicated to those who fought for Texas' independence.
Non-military visitors may purchase a Super Combo ticket ($12 adults and $8 choldren) for admission to the elevator ride, Texas Forever!! and the special exhibit, or tickets for each attraction can be purchased separately. There is no admission to view the Museum permanent collections. The Monument, the Museum, its attractions and its surrounding parkland are open 9 a.m. - 6 p.m. daily (except for the theatre, which opens at 10 a.m.).
The San Jacinto Monument is located on the San Jacinto Battleground State Historic Site, just minutes away from downtown Houston. Take Highway 225 east just past Beltway 8 to the Independence Parkway exit. Travel north on Independence Parkway approximately three miles (veer to the right when the road divides.)
For more information about the Battle of San Jacinto and the San Jacinto Museum of History, please visit www.sanjacinto-museum.org or call 281.479.2421.