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  San Jacinto Monument & Museum of History/State Historic Site

 

San Jacinto Monument & Museum of History/State Historic Site
1 Monument Circle
La Porte, TX 77571
Phone: (281) 479-2421

Lights, Camera, Revolution! The world’s tallest war memorial stands in Bay Area Houston at San Jacinto—15 feet taller than the Washington monument—honoring all those who fought for Texas's independence.

The monument building alone—apart from its great historical significance—is worth a trip to the San Jacinto Battleground State Historic Site. At 570 feet, this Texas giant is one of the finest examples of Moderne (Art Deco) architecture in the United States. 
 
Ride the 500-foot elevator to the top, stand beneath the 220-ton Lone Star of Texas—and through the windows in the viewing area you can marvel at the skyline of our nation's fourth-largest city, Houston—named after the leader of Texian forces at The Battle of San Jacinto.
 
You can see the iconic Houston Ship Channel, which brings in more foreign tonnage—from 154 countries—than any other U.S. port.
 
Locate the Battleship Texas—once the world's most powerful ship, the first U.S. battleship to mount anti-aircraft guns, use commercial radar and launch a plane from its deck.
 
The San Jacinto Museum of History, your gateway to Texas culture, is actually located in the base of the monument, greeting visitors with bronze doors emblazoned with the six flags of Texas. The base is 125 feet square, with text panels highlighting significant events in history leading up to and resulting from the Texas Revolution. 
 
In the 160 seat Jesse H. Jones Theatre for Texas Studies you step right into the action of Texas Forever!!, a video documenting the Battle of San Jacinto. With a repeat showing every hour on the hour, it appeals to kids and adults alike.
Walk the battlefield that gave birth to the American West! Enjoy the nature trail, go biking or participate in one of the state’s most interesting birding environments. 
From art and artifacts to biking and birding—San Jacinto is where America goes to see its past and enjoy its present.
 
Hours of Operation:
The San Jacinto Museum of History
9AM-6PM
Jesse H. Jones Theatre for Texas Studies
10AM-6PM
Observation Floor
9AM-5:45PM
San Jacinto Battleground State Historic Site
9AM–6PM
Battleship Texas
10AM–5PM
All activities are available seven days a week. Admission prices apply.
The Museum is closed Thanksgiving Day and December 24–25.


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