The San Jacinto Museum of History Association is pleased to announce its participation in the Blue Star Museums program in 2019, offering free entrance to all active duty military personnel, including National Guard and Reserve, and their families from Saturday, May 18, 2019, (Armed Forces Day) through Monday, September 2, 2019, (Labor Day). Up to five family members will also be admitted free of charge.
The museum association will give qualifying personnel free access to the Texas Forever!! The Battle of San Jacinto digital presentation; the nearly 500-foot elevator ride to the Observation Deck atop the San Jacinto Monument with views of the historic battleground of San Jacinto and many square miles of surrounding area; and the museum's special exhibit, Big Energy: A Texas Tale of People Powering Progress. Up to five family members will also be admitted free of charge to these areas for which there is usually a charge.
The museum and its attractions are open daily year-round 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. - including Memorial Day, Independence Day, Labor Day and nearly all holidays. All attractions are wheel-chair accessible.
The program is open to any bearer of a Geneva Convention common access card, a DD Form 1173 ID card or a DD Form 1173-1 ID card, which includes active U.S. military as well as members of the National Guard and Reserve, U.S. Public Health Service Commissioned Corps and the NOAA Commissioned Corps. Up to five family members will also be admitted free of charge.
Blue Star Museums is a collaboration among the National Endowment for the Arts, Blue Star Families, the Department of Defense, and more than 2,000 museums throughout the U.S. to offer free admission to the nation's active duty military personnel and their families from Armed Forces Day through Labor Day. The program provides families an opportunity to enjoy the nation's cultural heritage and learn more about their new communities after completing a military move, or while traveling.
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