The battleground is on the east side of Houston, outside of Hwy 8, near
the entrance of the ship channel of Port of Houston and about 20 miles from
downtown Houston. It is also called Texas San Jacinto Battleground Historic
Park. There is also a Texas History Museum, keeping the history of how Texas
gained independence from Mexico and later joined union. The battleground is
well preserved and all key spots are labeled using stones.
In April of 1836, Mexican President, General Santa Anna chased the rebellion
army lead by General Sam Houston, but was ambushed by Houston. The battle
lasted only about 15 minutes before Santa Anna's army surrended. However,
the killing did not end right away. Sam Houston's army continued to kill about
600 to revenge for the sage of Alamo in San Antonio just a month ago. On
the second day, Santa Anna was captured alive.
This not so big battle eventually led to the independence of Texas from Mexico.
By the battlefield there was USS Texas, the only existing battleship that took
part in both World War I and World War II.
The monument (570 feet) is the highest in the US. At the top you have
a magnificent view of the east Houston, the Galveston Bay, and the ship
- Address: 3523 Highway 134, LaPorte TX 77571
- Tel: 281-479-2431
- Cost: The park is fee, but boarding USS Texas costs $10 (12 or older).
There are also fees going to the top of the monument or watching movies.
- How to get there: From I-60 or Hwy 8, take Hwy 225 and go east, then
take Hwy-134 and go north.
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San Jacinto Monument, 570 feet, higher than the Washington Monument, a Texas
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On the sides of the monument kept the history of Texas independence.
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Sculpture describing how people came to Texas, then a Mexican territory.
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This side keeps the statehood of all americans coming to Texas, which included
all states of US at the time. There are a...
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There are many stone like this in the park, keeping events that happened right
at the spot on that day.
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There are many things from the old days. On this one:
"Remember Alamo, Remember Goliad", two battles that all Texans re...
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The park is surrounded by petrochemical plants, but inside it still looks
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You may see eagles, oak trees...
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and bridges on the bay,
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battleship USS Texas,
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and the propeller of USS Texas.