The San Jacinto Museum and the San Jacinto Battleground State Historic Site will remain closed until power is restored.  

Fire! Arms Demo

Reenactors standing in a line fire muskets, with smoke billowing above them.


COLONEL PEDRO DELGADO, a Mexican officer present at the Battle of San Jacinto, described the sounds of the Texian advance in his post-battle account: "In this disposition, yelling furiously with a brisk fire of grape, muskets, and rifles, they advanced resolutely upon our camp. There the utmost confusion prevailed..."

Confusion was easy to come by. The battleground was smoky and extremely loud - so much so that the voices of men, clap of muskets, and roar of cannons was heard for miles around.

Venture to this historic battleground to experience some of the thunderous sounds of battle as San Jacinto Battleground staff demonstrate how to fire a cannon and a musket, weapons both the Mexican and Texian armies utilized on the fateful day that won Texan independence.

Cannon demonstrations will be conducted every half hour; musket fire will be demonstrated between cannon firings, near the Reflection Pool, San Jacinto Battleground State Historic Site. 

All ages are welcome to this free program - just be prepared for loud noises!