San Jacinto State Park, Houston

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  • Ready for war
    Ready for war
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    you sunk my battle ship
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    San Jacinto Monument & State Park

    by keeweechic Updated Sep 17, 2003

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    The State Park is located 22 miles east of downtown Houston. The site has huge historical significance for Texas and the United States. The famous battle of San Jacinto which brought Texas its independence was fought on this site and changed its course of history.

    On this site is the Battleground, Monument and Battleship "Texas" which is the last of the American "dreadnoughts" which was considered the most powerful warship afloat.

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    There is a lot of history in...

    by bdbrewer Written Aug 25, 2002

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    There is a lot of history in and around Houston. For example, here is the San Jacinto Monument. This monument commemerates General Sam Houston's winning the war against Mexico and declaring the independence of the state of Texas.

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  • Check out the San Jacinto...

    by newyorker300 Written Aug 26, 2002

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    Check out the San Jacinto Monument. Site of the most important battle in texas history. It is fight where texas won the war with mexico. it also has the battle ship texas there. The monument is the tallest oblique monument in the world.

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    15 feet taller than the Washington Monument

    by heitzenrater Updated Dec 15, 2004

    The San Jacinto Monument is dedicated to the "Heroes of the Battle of San Jacinto and all others who contributed to the independence of Texas." The monument is a 570-foot shaft topped by a 34-foot star symbolizing the Lone Star Republic. The building incorporates a number of innovative engineering features not common during the period of its construction. The American Society of Civil Engineers recognized this technology with the prestigious designation of State and National Historic Structure. The monument is listed as the tallest stone column memorial structure in the world, 15 feet taller than the Washington Monument in Washington, DC.

    Visitors can ride up the elevator to the massive concrete and limestone tower to the observation floor at 489 feet above the Battleground. On a clear day, the view encompasses the historic battleground, the marsh restoration and boardwalk, the Buffalo Bayou, the busy Houston Ship Channel, the Battleship TEXAS, and many square miles of surrounding area

    All facilities are open 7 days a week 8:00 am - 6:00 pm

    All facilities are closed on Thanksgiving, Christmas Eve and Christmas Day

    From Interstate 610 East, take Texas Highway 225 east for 11 miles to Battleground Road (Texas Highway 134), continue north approximately 2 miles. Turn right on Park Road 1836 for the Monument or continue on Highway 134 another mile to reach the Battleship. Entrance on your left.

    Battleground - Free
    Monument - Free
    Museum - Free
    Day Use - Free


    15 feet taller than the Washington Monument

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    you sunk my battle ship

    by heitzenrater Updated Dec 15, 2004

    In 1948, the Battleship TEXAS became the first battleship memorial museum in the U.S. That same year, on the anniversary of Texas Independence, the Texas was presented to the State of Texas and commissioned as the flagship of the Texas Navy. In 1983, the Texas was placed under the stewardship of the Texas Parks and Wildlife and is permanently anchored on the Buffalo Bayou and the busy Houston Ship Channel. The Texas Parks and Wildlife's 1,200-acre San Jacinto Battleground State Historic Site consists of the Battleground, Monument and Battleship TEXAS. These sites are located within minutes of downtown Houston and a short distance to the beaches of Galveston Island. Millions of visitors come to this area each year to enjoy the mild coastal climate and cultural and sports activities. Students and visitors alike are most fortunate to be able to experience history first hand through living history at the San Jacinto Battleground and Battleship TEX
    General Ship Data

    Class - New York Class Battleship
    Length - 573 feet
    Beam - 106 feet
    Normal Draft - 28 feet 6 inches
    Displacement - 34,000 tons
    Speed - 21 knots
    Crew - 1,820

    10:00 am - 5:00 pm

    Battleship TEXAS: COST

    Adults - $5.00
    Senior Adults - $4.00
    Children 6-18 - $3.00
    Children 5 and under - Free
    Group discounts are available

    3523 Highway 134
    LaPorte TX 77571


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  • San Jacinto Monument and...

    by mellie26 Written Sep 7, 2002

    San Jacinto Monument and Battleground;
    The Battleship U.S.S. Texas;
    Site of Battle between Santa Anna[Mexico] and the Republic of Texas. Capture site of Santa Anna. Reinactment near end of April (free).
    30 min. east of downtown Houston off I-10 east.

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