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San Jacinto Battleground State Historic Site

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Address: 3523 Independence Pkwy S, La Porte, TX 77571-9773
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+1 281-479-2431
09:00 - 18:00
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Site of battle resulting in Texas's independence from Mexico.

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Amazing Four-Part Historical Site

To explore the decisive battle in the Texas War of Independence you can: 1) watch a film about the battle 2) explore the museum and artifacts 3) take the elevator to the 500-foot... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
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Pagosa Springs, Colorado
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Not to much to see on the battlefield itself. This is where the Texans won their independence from Mexico by defeating Santa Ana. However, the monument is impressive - higher than the Washington Monument. The main museum is really quite small. It costs $5 for each of the main attractions, the museum film, a special exhibit on the Mexican War... More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 87 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

To explore the decisive battle in the Texas War of Independence you can: 1) watch a film about the battle 2) explore the museum and artifacts 3) take the elevator to the 500-foot observation deck to view the surrounding area 4) walk the battlefield with a map so you can note the historic locations.

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Weston, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 229 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The monument is awesome! A strong and powerful statement with a mighty Texas star on top. On the other hand, I was very disappointed by the museum. After visiting San Antonio several times and learning so much about the Alamo and the period, this museum was a huge let down. The museum is more about skimming the history of the... More 

1 Thank Pomerols
Grand Prairie, Texas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The grounds are really well kept and the museum has tons of artifacts. As a native Texan it is incredible to realize this is the place where Texas' independence from Mexico was decided.

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Hollywood, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is a two-prong park. First, it gives the history of the Mexican army that was surprised and routed by Texas troops in 1845 who then declared independence. Today a small museum and a 567’ tower with an observation deck mark the spot. Views at the top were obscured with low clouds (smog?) so we could see only a few... More 

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Chesterfield, Missouri
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The visitor's center is not just limited to Texas Independence. It tells lots about the days of Early Texas up to recent decades. The monument sits on hallowed ground. After perusing this spot, jump over to the Battleship Texas for a different look and then the Monument shop for souvenirs. Get hungry? The Monument Inn nearby will STUFF you...

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Iowa City, Iowa
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 January 2017 via mobile

Stopped here while traveling from Baton Rouge to Houston. Battleship closes at 5:00 so was only able to take a few photos. Monument closes at 6:00 so able to see inside where there was an interesting description of the San Jacinto battle which led to the beginning of what we now know as Texas. Monument is massive, very similar to... More 

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Kilgore, Texas
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 January 2017

We drove first to Battleship Texas and realized it didn't open until 10, so we came here because it opens at 9! There was no one else around inside, so we purchased tickets to visit the top observation deck and went straight into the elevator. The kids really enjoyed the view as the weather was very clear and perfect visibility... More 

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 December 2016 via mobile

The movie was well done and entertaining, filled with lots of great history and information. I also enjoyed the exhibits and thought the facility was kept cleaned and grounds looked nice. My only complaint would be the pricing. You have to pay individual prices for all 3 exhibits (movie, museum, elevator ride) and it's $6 each....you could get the bundle... More 

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Englewood, Colorado
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 December 2016

From where we were located the GPS took us on a route that crossed the river, via the free ferry, that was an added bonus. The San Jacinto Monument, rises 570 feet above the battleground. It is a memorial to the men who fought for Texas independence. It is the tallest masonry structure in the world. The museum is at... More 

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