Uncover the origins of the Lone Star State at the San Jacinto Museum of History. Discover how a decisive 18-minute battle for independence empowered a young nation and forever altered the course of world history. The story of America is infused with the legacy of Texian valor.

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Come immerse yourself in all that makes the Lone Star great. From rich displays of armaments and uniforms to an exciting retelling of the road to Texas freedom — and beyond, the San Jacinto Museum of History brings history to life in a way your whole family can enjoy.

Just twenty minutes from downtown Houston, locals and out-of-towners alike can turn an afternoon daytrip into a trip back in time — at the San Jacinto Museum of History.

A battle, hiking trails, and some of the Gulf Coast’s best birding, whether you are entertaining guests, chaperoning a fieldtrip or just spending time with your family, a visit to the museum is an experience to remember.

The San Jacinto Museum of History is the region’s premier educational center focused on the history of Texas, Mexico, France, Spain, and the American West. For objective study of the diverse cultures comprising today’s Texas, delivered in a way that’s fun and interactive, students and teachers of many disciplines make San Jacinto a regular part of their curriculum.

The San Jacinto Museum of History is housed in the base of the San Jacinto Monument. The Museum is operated by the San Jacinto Museum of History Association — a non-profit organization — in association with the Texas State Parks and Wildlife Commission.

More than just a gateway to a great view, the Museum is your gateway to Texas culture! It was established not only to honor those who fought here in 1836, but also to re-visualize the history of Texas and the Spanish Southwest. It was created as a steward of history, and to promote friendship between Texas, Mexico, Spain, France and Latin America.

Special treasures can be found from Mexican Texas, the Texas revolution, and the Republic of Texas. But the museum also holds art and artifacts from the Spanish conquest, French Texas (a small collection), Spanish colonial life, the Mexican Revolution and the Anglo colonization of Mexican Texas. Texas’s early statehood and the Civil War are also featured.

From books to bayonets, swords to sketches, there’s something here for everyone. So turn off your television. Reschedule your appointments. Take the day off. You have a date with destiny! What are you waiting for?

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