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Exploring Houston - San Jacinto Monument

San Jacinto Monument Want to take a nice drive? Just 20 miles east of downtown you can visit the San Jacinto battleground, where Texas won its independence from Mexico.

There you will find the towering San Jacinto Monument, the San Jacinto Museum of History and Battleship Texas.

Text below from San Jacinto Museum Website ...

There's something for everyone at the San Jacinto Museum of History.

Experience the world's tallest memorial column, witness revolution in the Jesse H. Jones Theatre for Texas Studies. Discover our nation's past among the museum's exhibits and antiquities. Find the best in Texana books and gifts at the Museum Store.

And walk the battlefield that gave birth to the American West!

While you're there, you can tour the historic Battleship Texas -once the most powerful weapon in the world-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.

San Jacinto Monument Map