9 a.m.-6 p.m.
LocationOne Monument Circle
La Porte (Houston), Texas 77571
On December 2, the Site and Museum will be closed until 6:00 p.m. to prepare for Fields of Honor.
The Museum and Site will be closed on December 2 as volunteers and staff work to prepare and set up for Fields of Honor: A Luminous Tribute at San Jacinto.
The San Jacinto Museum and the San Jacinto Battleground State Historic Site will be closed for the Thanksgiving holiday. Both will be open on the following Friday.
Every second Saturday of the month, the San Jacinto Battleground State Historic site opens two hours early just for bicyclists. Free, and open to all ages.
The native prairie, tidal marsh, and bottomland forest are home to more than 200 species of birds. The grounds open two hours early so birders and photographers can enjoy early morning at the site, from 7:00 A.M. to 9:00 A.M.
Family Day takes place on the first Saturday of every month. Children enter for free when accompanied by an adult family member who purchases a ticket. Living history programs make the day fun and educational for all.
Join us for a day of fun, food, history, and reenactments celebrating the anniversary of the Battle of San Jacinto. Reenactors dressed in period clothing make the epic events of April 1836 come alive, and reenactments throughout the day will recreate the dramatic events that led to the battle.
It's said that an army travels on it’s stomach, and that was no less true for the Texian revolutionaries in 1836. Try making your own campfire bread, just like the rebel soldiers did 187 years ago!
Perfect your technique with your own homemade cup and ball. Join us this Saturday to make your own. We’ll provide the materials; you just need to bring your imagination!
Come play with replicas of 19th-century toys, weapons, tools, food, clothing, and much more. Learn all about the battle of San Jacinto and life on the Texas frontier, and imagine yourself in the shoes of a soldier or pioneer.
The lyrics of “The Yellow Rose of Texas” are familiar to all Texans, but the true story behind the song is lost in myth and legend. Learn how the “Yellow Rose of Texas” became the unofficial state anthem and how grit and determination brought a free Black woman from the abolitionist riots of Connecticut to the thick of a bloody Texas revolution.
Learn how bullets were made and how ammunition worked during the Texas Revolution. Kids can also help make a wax bullet to take home. Suitable for kids aged 5 and up, this activity is free and takes place outside.
At the Join the Texian Army spring break program, you can watch cannon demonstrations, participate in living history demonstrations, and enjoy some arts and crafts activities. It’s fun for the whole family!
Are you ready for the annual San Jacinto Texas Independence Fun Run? There will be 10- and 5K runs, a 5K walk, and a 1K Kids run.
Join us this Family Day for a butter-churning demonstration and make your own butter! You even get to take your homemade butter home with you! Yum!
Join us in the San Jacinto Family Day program to hear real stories of the Runaway Scrape and see if you can make it to safety in the “Surviving the Runaway Scrape” game!
Celebrate the Lone Star flag of Texas by learning more about how it came to be and some of the Revolutionary flags that pre-dated it. Kids (and crafty adults) can try their hand at making a flag, either from history or their own imagination
The nearly ten year period when Texas was a Republic brought conflict, challenges, and growth to the new nation.
Learn more about traditional spinning and weaving at a demonstration from the Bay Area Weavers and Spinners every third Saturday at the San Jacinto Museum.
During the Battle of San Jacinto, the Tejano soldiers tucked cards into their hatbands to distinguish them from the Mexican soldados. Join us and make your own hat from the Texas Revolution!
Learn about historic medicine and try making your own by grinding cinnamon bark in a mortar and pestle at our September life on the frontier program.
Mexican soldiers and U.S. soldiers who deserted their regiment to join the Texas cause carried premade ammunition in a special container called a cartridge box. This Sunday, make your own cartridge box at the San Jacinto Museum.
In honor of Texas Archeology Mont, we’ve created puzzles using images of real artifacts found during archeological excavations at the San Jacinto Battleground. See if you can put them back together, and figure out what the object is and what it was used for, just like a real archeologist!
Experience the vibrant spirit of the 1830s at the San Jacinto Fall Fandango. In a frontier world where neighbors lived miles apart, social gatherings like fandangos were essential to tight-knit communities. This event is free.
The often-unpopular decisions Houston made on the road to San Jacinto eventually led to his victory at San Jacinto. Without knowing how the Texas Army reached the fields at San Jacinto, Houston’s true skill as a military leader cannot be understood. In “The Road to San Jacinto,” author Dave Dyer retraces Houston’s route east based on extensive primary and secondary research, bringing each one back to life.
Fields of Honor: A Luminous Tribute at San Jacinto will take place on Saturday, December 2, 2023, to commemorate the sacrifice of the over 21,500 Texans who have given their lives in armed conflict. Volunteer groups are being sought to participate by placing and picking up 21,500 candles on the San Jacinto Battlefield to visually depict what President Abraham Lincoln called “the last full measure of devotion.”
Watch this award-winning, 35-minute multimedia production vividly depicting the events of the Texas Revolution and Battle of San Jacinto. Showtimes: Every hour, on the hour.