The San Jacinto Museum, within the base of the San Jacinto Monument, holds one of the largest collections of Texas art, artifacts and history. Step back in time and see where Texas won its independence.
San Jacinto Museum
The museum was established in 1938 to honor those who fought in the Battle of San Jacinto in 1836, and to re-visualize the history of Texas and the Spanish Southwest.
The Museum has a permanent exhibit displaying artifacts from throughout Texas’s history and a regularly rotating special exhibit and lobby exhibit. The Museum offers regular hands-on, family friendly activities and tours of the battleground. See the website for the upcoming schedule.
San Jacinto Monument
The 567-foot-tall San Jacinto Monument is the world’s tallest war memorial, standing 13 feet taller than the Washington Monument. It honors all those who fought for Texas’s independence.
The Monument was built as a New Deal Project between 1936 and 1939 to celebrate the 100th anniversary of the Battle of San Jacinto and Texas’s independence. Despite the scale, danger and novelty of the project, not a single life was lost during its construction.
Take a 500-foot elevator ride to the observation deck at the top of the San Jacinto Monument and view Houston from above.
Jesse H. Jones Theatre
View Texas Forever! The Battle of San Jacinto, a 35-minute video that brings you from the earliest Spanish colonies to the day the West was won, in the 160-seat Jesse H. Jones Theatre for Texas Studies.
San Jacinto Battleground State Historic Site
The San Jacinto Monument sits in the middle of the San Jacinto Battleground, the 1,300-acre state historic site that preserves the ground where Texas won its independence in 1836. Visitors can walk in the footsteps of the men who fought here nearly 200 years ago, as well as fish, hike and picnic. The San Jacinto Battleground is open from 9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. seven days a week except for Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Eve, Christmas Day and New Year's Day.