San Jacinto Battleground State Historic Site
La Porte, TX 77571 United States (281) 479-2431 http://tpwd.texas.gov/state-parks/san-jacinto-battleground
The San Jacinto Battleground State Historic Site and the area around the San Jacinto Monument is the venue of the San Jacinto Day Festival and Battle Reenactment that takes place on the last Saturday in April each year.
The Battle of San Jacinto was fought on April 21, 1836. The Texian army consisted of approximately 900 men under the command of General Sam Houston. The Mexican army consisted of approximately 1,300 men under the command of Mexican President Antonio López de Santa Anna.
The Battle of San Jacinto avenged the massacre of Texan soldiers at the Alamo (March 6, 1836) and Goliad (March 27, 1836), and gave Texas its independence from Mexico. The Battle also opened the door for the westward expansion of the United States.
Adult & Children: Free. Groups: Contact the Park
Hours: Open daily except for Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Eve and Christmas Day.
Battleground: 9 a.m. – 6 p.m.
Monument and Museum of History: 9 a.m – 6 p.m.
Monument Observation Floor: 9 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.