“The battle that brought texas it's independence”
The 1,200-acre San Jacinto Battleground State Historic Site, which is also a national Historic Landmark, consists of the Battleground, Monument and Battleship Texas. It is located within minutes of downtown Houston and a short distance to the beaches of Galveston Island. Millions of visitors come to this area each year to enjoy the mild coastal climate and cultural and sports activities. Visitors can experience history first-hand through living history at the San Jacinto Battleground and Battleship Texas State Historic Sites. The famous Battle of San Jacinto that brought Texas its independence was fought on this site. Texian troops under General Sam Houston achieved the independence of Texas by defeating a Mexican Army led by General Antonio Lopez de Santa Anna on April 21, 1836.
Great family fun! Lots of history
They do nickel and dime you, but EVERY Texan should visit this place!
Real part of texas history there is a battleship you can also visit but the trip up the monument is not to miss because of the view and explainations of how it happened!!
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San Jacinto Battleground State Historic Site
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