San Jancinto Museum of History

For Parents

Whether you’re coming from Houston or Heidelberg, the San Jacinto Museum of History is a great place to take kids of all ages.


There’s something to do for everyone. From the sensory experience of walking the deck of a real-life battleship to the simple pleasure of spending a day outside — even your teenager will find something to appreciate.


San Jacinto brings history to life. Let your kids view history outside the context of classrooms or words on a page. Kids can see, touch, hear and learn — all without the confines of grades or assignments. And you get a refresher course as well!


Unplug your progeny just this once, and let the playground replace their PlayStation™. In addition to the battleship, monument and other historical stuff, the park offers room for everything from hiking to biking to wildlife — you can see alligators, coyotes, falcons and more! Pack your kids, camera and picnic basket, and visit us soon.


Want a quiet evening at home? Take your kids to San Jacinto during the day. Unleashing a couple of kids where there’s this much to do, then filling them with dinner, makes for a quiet ride home — and evening at home.

Here are some tips to help your child’s visit more enjoyable for everyone:

  • Watch your kids; this will keep them safe and the museum’s rare items from being damaged
  • Remember to have your kids use sunscreen and drink plenty of liquids while playing in the park
  • The museum’s large rooms amplify even subtle sounds. If you have babies that decide to voice a revolution of their own, please step outside