San Jancinto Museum of History


June 9 2020

For Immediate Release:


San Jacinto Museum of History – Reopens Doors

One Monument Circle, La Porte, TX 77571


Houston, TX.  We welcome you back! 

The San Jacinto Museum of History reopens on June 12 after 85 days of being closed due to the COVID-19 pandemic.  All visitors are required to wear a mask.  Adults may decide if their children under five years of age will wear a mask.


Come join the thousands who love and cherish Texas history. Be some of the first to walk our halls again and explore the San Jacinto Battlefield.  Our staff is eager to welcome you back to the place where Texas Independence was won.  We have exciting changes in store for the whole family. 


Dates open: Friday June 12 through Sunday June 14  Open: 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.

                  Thursday June 18 through Sunday June 21 Open: 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.

                  See the website for future dates and times


Admission: Fees include all attractions within the museum

                Adults and children 12 and older will be charged $12 
                Children 4 to 11 years of age will be charged $6
                Children 3 and under will be free of charge to the museum

                *Consider becoming a member


All visitors must wash or sanitize their hands as they begin their visit at the museum.  They are encouraged to do so again before leaving.  For convenience, sanitation stations are available throughout the museum. Visitors are encouraged to respect social distancing unless of the same household.  During our initial opening we are limiting admission to 100 visitors at any given time.  Please follow our signage to the northwest door, located on the reflection pool side, which will be our only entrance.  The southeast door will be designated as the only exit door.


Use of the elevator will be limited to two occupants or six who arrived together.  A limit of 15 minutes will be recommended for the Observation Deck.  Our theatre is open with alternating rows closed to enforce social distancing.  Retail operations will be open and will take advantage of zero-contact options for transactions when possible. 


Our staff has been trained on the proper use of Personal Protective Equipment (PPE), environmental cleaning and disinfecting, hand hygiene, respiratory etiquette and our coronavirus-aware operating guidelines. 


Public areas such as lobbies, retail locations and exhibit galleries will be cleaned and disinfected multiple times daily.  High-touch surfaces will be disinfected frequently throughout the day.  Our restrooms will be cleaned and disinfected several times throughout the day depending on visitation levels.  All interactive operations, such as the penny machines and telescopes on the Observation Deck will be suspended till a later date.


Please check with our staff if you or your organization would like to schedule an event.  Rental of the facility is limited to the numbers as appropriate to the space. 


Even though we are not completely back to normal you and your family can enjoy our 1,200 acres with little thought to social distancing.  Let us help you with just a few ideas.

What can you explore in those 1,200 acres?

  • Plan a family picnic on the grounds for Father’s Day
  • Bring binoculars for bird watching
  • Walk on the grounds where the Texians were camped
  • Discover granite markers noting important places and events of the battle
  • Touch the grounds where history was made that changed the face of a nation
  • Learn about the lives of the courageous men and women who built Texas
  • View the graveyard where the brave are buried
  • Climb the steps to the doors of the tallest column monument in the world


About the San Jacinto Museum of History

The San Jacinto Museum of History was created as a steward of history, not only to honor those who fought at the San Jacinto Battlefield and Texas Revolution of 1835 - 1836, but to re-visualize the history of Texas and the Spanish Southwest.  The museum is operated by the San Jacinto Museum of History Association – a non-profit organization in association with the Texas Historical Commission.  It is a 501(c)3 and receives no state or federal funds.


Your generous donations keep history alive.  Consider a museum membership or donating at


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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