San Jacinto Battleground State Historic Site


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San Jacinto Battleground State Historic Site


Location:22 miles east of downtown Houston off Highway 225 East, then north on Highway 134.
Facilities:Day-use group facility, picnic areas, interpretive trails, historic structure, museum, park store, amphitheater, restrooms (é).
Activities:Guided tours.
Special Features:Dedicated in April of 1939, the San Jacinto Monument commemorates the famous battle between the Texan and Mexican armies on April 21, 1836, which won independence for Texas. The San Jacinto Museum of History, housed in the base of the monument, interprets four centuries of Texas history. Park is also the temporary berth of the historic Battleship Texas, last of the World War I-era dreadnoughts and the only surviving combat ship to have served in both World Wars I and II.
Address:3527 Battleground Rd
La Porte, TX 77571

Phone:281-479-2431
Fax:281-479-5618
Web: www.tpwd.state.tx.us/spdest/findadest/parks/san_jacinto_battleground
Size: 1,200 acres.

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Three years after voters agreed to spend $1 billion on upgrades at a variety of state agencies, including long-neglected state park facilities, workers at the San Jacinto Battleground State Historic Site had to shove a wadded rag in a hole to keep the vessel afloat.