Baytown: Lynchburg Ferry

The historic ferry service played a vital role in Texas’s fight for independence. During the fearful exodus known as the “Runaway Scrape,” as many as 5,000 women and children crowded together waiting to use the ferry – to escape Santa Anna’s advancing Mexican army. And on April 21, 1836 – the date of the Battle of San Jacinto and the turning point in Texas’s war for Independence – Lynch’s Ferry carried wounded soldiers across the San Jacinto River to the town of Lynchburg

Running continuously since 1822, Lynchburg Ferry (formerly “Lynch’s Ferry”) is perhaps Texas’s oldest operating ferry service.

Lynchburg Ferry

  • Ferry Operating Hours: Monday – Friday 4:30 a.m. – 8 p.m, Saturday and Sunday 11 a.m. – 6:30 p.m.
  • Office Hours: Monday – Friday 7 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. 
  • 1001 S Independence Parkway N, Baytown, TX
  • 281-424-3521
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