San Jacinto Battleground State Historic Site

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San Jacinto Battleground State Historic Site

The San Jacinto Battleground State Historic Site includes the location of the Battle of San Jacinto, and the USS Texas. It is located off the Houston Ship Channel in LaPorte, Texas. The site was designated a National Historic Landmark in 1960.

A prominent feature of the park is the San Jacinto Monument. Visitors can take an elevator to the monument's observation deck for a view of Houston, the Houston Ship Channel and the USS Texas.

San Jacinto Museum of History

The San Jacinto Museum of History is located inside the base of the San Jacinto Monument. In addition to the Battle of San Jacinto, the museum's exhibits focus on the history of Texas' culture, including Mayan, Spanish and Mexican influences, the history of the Texas revolution and the Republic of Texas, and important figures in Texas history.

The 160-seat Jesse H. Jones Theatre for Texas Studies presents a 35 minute movie titled Texas Forever!! The Battle of San Jacinto.

Subsidence

Drilling for oil and underground water have led to severe land subsidence and erosion along the Bay Area shoreline, especially in the Baytown-Pasadena area. Since the beginning of the 20th century approximately 100 acres (40 ha) of the battleground have become submerged under the bay.

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