The battlefield of San Jacinto is the site of the final, shocking, and decisive conflict of the Texas Revolution. General Sam Houston and his ragtag band of Texian soldiers routed General Santa Anna’s vastly superior force – in just 18 minutes.
Today the battlefield is part of the San Jacinto Battleground State Historic Site, a historical and educational complex that includes the 570-foot San Jacinto Monument and the San Jacinto Museum of History. The museum contains displays, dioramas, artifacts and weaponry from both sides, and a dramatic film about the Battle of San Jacinto.
San Jacinto Battleground State Historic Site