About 25 miles from Houston, where the Buffalo Bayou River flows into the San Jacinto Bay, you will find a site completely devoted to the glory of Texas. In 1836, this small piece of land became part of the History of the State in just a few minutes when Texas revolutionaries fought the Mexican Army for their Independence.
About 100 years later, in 1939, the State built a memorial that you can now visit: a 567-feet-high obelisk, mounted with a star. You can climb up the monument onto the observation floor, or simply visit the museum on ground floor.
Reenactments of the battle are performed each year in April. If you want to know more about the history of Texas, you can also visit the USS Texas, a warship used during WW1 and WW2, now moored on site and completely turned into a museum.
San Jacinto Battleground State Historic Site
3523 Independence Parkway
77571 La Porte
+1 281 479 2421