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San Jacinto Monument and Museum, Houston, Texas

 
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Malika's pictureby Malika History & Culture travel tip
added on the 11th of September, 2010
San Jacinto is a monument and museum destined to commemorate the bloody war for the Independence of Texas. The place is great and touching, I didn't regret that I made the short, 20 minutes trip from Houston's Downtown.

Inside the monument you can read the story of the war and the capture of general Santa Anna - a little one sided - and you can also watch a good documentary about the events. You can visit the various battle sites in the park and take pictures of the small cemetery with very old tombstones.

The battleship on the bayou of the park was my favorite. You can go on-board for $10 and climb all levels up and down, it is huge and if you are with kids, they will also love it. The monument and park are impressive, it's a definite must see in Houston.

Price:
Admission is $6 per person.

Opening Hours:
From 8 AM to 6 PM.

On the web:
http://www.sanjacinto-museum.org/

 
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