San Jacinto Battleground State Historic Site

aerial view of the San Jacinto Monument

Welcome to San Jacinto, the Birthplace of Texas!

On an April afternoon in 1836, this strip of coastal prairie rang with the boom of cannon, crack of musket fire, and shouts of “Remember the Alamo!” and “Remember Goliad!” Despite being outnumbered, General Sam Houston’s army of settlers, Tejanos, and foreign volunteers decisively defeated General Antonio López de Santa Anna’s and the Mexican Army and won Texas’s independence.


Today, the 1,300-acre site, San Jacinto Museum, and 567-foot-tall San Jacinto Memorial Monument celebrate their sacrifice and victory.


It could take all day to see everything the San Jacinto Museum and Battleground have to offer. In case you don’t have that long, we’ve narrowed down the top twenty-five things to check out while you are here!

logos for the San jacinto Museum and Battlefield Association and the Texas Historical Commission