San Jacinto Battleground State Historic Site
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Soaring 570 feet into the air and topped with a 34-foot, 220-ton star, the San Jacinto Monument is the tallest stone column memorial structure in the world. The masterpiece commemorates the Battle of San Jacinto, the decisive battle of the Texas Revolution. Delve deeper into more than 400 years of…
Visit the very spot where Texas won its Independence! The monument on site is the tallest masonry column memorial structure on earth. It is actually 15 feet taller that the Washington Monument located in Washington, D.C.
The San Jacinto Battleground State Historic Site includes the location of the Battle of San Jacinto and the museum ship USS Texas. It is located off the Houston Ship Channel in unincorporated Harris County, Texas near the city of Houston. The site was designated a National Historic Landmark in 1960.
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“There is a pay for fishing pier. A sandy beach with water access is a nice place to cool off on a hot day. Since it is on the bay, the waves are typically gentler than the gulf. The kids will love the play structures. If you have a skateboarder, they may want to check out the skate park. The gazebos offer great views of the bay. There are also covered picnic benches and a boat launch. ”
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